The town of Lymington is situated on the west bank of the Lymington River and is a port on the Solent in the county of Hampshire, England.
It is a major yachting centre with three marinas and the focus in the area is towards the coastal history of the town. There are many shops, catering for tourists and sailing enthusiasts alike and a local market is held every Saturday taking place in the main High Street.
The town's leisure attractions include several parks, a 9-hole golf course, a rowing club, two sailing clubs, two swimming pools and the St Barbes Museum and Gallery, which houses a number of artefacts from the town. The transport links to the town are very accessible, with the A337 road that links Lymington to Lyndhurst as well as the M27 motorway to the north, and to New Milton and the South East Dorset conurbation to the west.
St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, New Street, Lymington SO41 9BH (01590) 679 997
Telling the story of Lymington and the New Forest coastal area, St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery takes visitors on a journey from the present to prehistory.
Open since 1999, its collections include photographs and artefacts from home life in Lymington; and objects from industry, shops and the local environment. Other exhibits include a mock 1930s farmhouse kitchen.