Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre

Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre logo

Wildlife expert, conservationist and television presenter Chris Packham officially opened the centre in April 2014. It was created to help explain the area, its history, wildlife, archaeology and geology to visitors.

Packed full of interactive displays, with lots of friendly, knowledgeable volunteers on hand, it's a wonderful way to step back in time and see how our ancestors lived. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Venue/Contact Details
Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Toilet Available
  • Drop off / Collection point
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Please visit our website for opening times.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Evening
  • Daily
  • School Holiday Only
  • School Term Only
  • All Year Round
  • Weekday All Day
  • Weekend
Admission Is free.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Booking Information:
Booking is not required.