About St. Barbe Museum
St. Barbe Museum explores the unique history of Lymington and the New Forest Coast.
The colourful, hands-on displays provide a fascinating journey of discovery for all ages, charting Lymington’s development as a market town and port and looking at the smugglers, salt makers and boat builders who have used the Solent shore.
The art galleries host an exclusive programme of exhibitions that regularly include works on loan from national and regional collections.
St. Barbe Museum is an independent organisation governed by Lymington Museum Trust, a registered charity (no.1018779). Since opening in its finished form in 1999, it has acquired a reputation as one of the finest museums and art galleries in the region.
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