Soldiers & skirmishes, shipbuilding and art by the river at Buckler’s Hard during 2020
Historic wooden boats, skirmishes with 18th century soldiers, shipwrightry demonstrations, New Forest artwork and the return of the River Cruise will make an unmissable new season at Buckler’s Hard, as exciting events add to the attractions of the historic maritime village for 2020.
Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic and our temporary closure, many of the exciting events we had planned for 2020 are now either cancelled or postponed until 2021. See our events page for the latest information. We are sorry for any disappointment and hope to welcome you back to Buckler’s Hard later in the year.
See French and British forces – played by the 35th, 60th and 68th Foot living history groups – clash as they would have done following the landing of HMS Kennington at the pivotal Siege of Louisbourg in 1758. Complete with period-perfect costumes and authentic muskets, talk with these knowledgeable re-enactors and find out what life was like in the armed forces in the 18th century, then explore their camp set up by the river. Watch their military manoeuvres and see drill demonstrations with expert commentary, before the two sides engage in dramatic combat.
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