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Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre

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.

Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve
01202 451618
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Area coverage
Pan Dorset
Times Available:
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre will be closed from Thursday 19 March 2020 until further notice.

Usually open from the end of May to the end of August - 10:00am-5:00pm.
September and October - Weekdays 10:00am-4:00pm, Weekends 10:00am-5:00pm. November to Easter - 10:00am-4:00pm.
Easter until the end of May - Weekdays 10:00am-4:00pm, Weekends 10:00am-5:00pm. Closed on Christmas Day.
Further Opening Details:
Please note that the main road gate is locked every day at 10pm. Times and days may vary according to the weather and our events programme - please check before travelling
All Year Round
School Holiday Only
School Term Only
Weekday All Day
Admission Is Free.
Booking Information:
Booking is not required.
Referral Criteria:
Self Referral
Languages Spoken:
Recognised As (Scheme):
Free Activity