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Minstead Study Centre

Minstead Study Centre offers a tranquil retreat in the heart of the New Forest National Park

Built as the village school in the early 1800s and run as an environmental study centre since the 1960s, Minstead Study Centre offers a flexible service to fulfil the requirements of all our visitors. While the Centre is most frequently chosen as a location for school visits who are focussed on sustainability and environmental understanding, we also provide a venue for a wide variety of other users.

With our situation in the heart of the inspirational New Forest National Park, the Centre's immediate surroundings give enormous scope for off-site activities for visiting groups.

Minstead Study Centre has excellent transport links via the A31 and M27/M3 and is easily accessible to southern England and beyond.

We look forward to welcoming you.

"Thank you so much for having us this week. We have had a fantastic time in the New Forest and found the Centre an ideal base for all of our activities.

We will treasure the memories made this week for a long time."
Group feedback
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Learning at Minstead

Minstead Study Centre is the perfect venue for your school or group's next trip.

Learn more about school trips to Minstead Study Centre:

School visits

Hiring our Centre

Minstead Study Centre can provide a high-quality and flexible venue for your visit.

Learn more about what we can offer your group:

Venue hire
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What's on at Minstead

There's something for all ages at Minstead Study Centre.

Learn more about our events, classes and workshops:

Events 
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Show your support

Friends of Minstead Study Centre is a registered charity, established to support the work of the Centre and advance learning.

Learn more about the charity:

Friends of Minstead Study Centre