THE Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 50 years exhibition, a sculpture trail with internationally acclaimed sculptors, brand new car events and a celebration of the work of Lord Montagu’s mother are all new at Beaulieu in 2019.

See an original screen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Humber 8hp driven by Truly Scrumptious and the original Child Catcher carriage in a new half century exhibition which will be open until November. Dress up for a selfie in the replica Grandpa Potts’ hut, see Sally Anne Howes’ life-size music box dolldress and the actual Spy Phone prop used in the film which is celebrating 50 golden years.

Coggins’ Garage has even been recreated in the National Motor Museum to house the film’s inventive machines created by Rowland Emett, including the Humbug Major Sweet Machine, Clockwork Lullabye, Little Dragon Carpet Sweeper and Hot Air Rocking Chair.

Chitty memorabilia includes a solid silver Chitty model bought for producer Cubby Broccoli by his wife Dana and original film concept art by Sir Ken Adam, storyboard watercolour artwork by Robert Laing and technical drawings by Peter Lamont which have never been previously exhibited.

Don’t miss a glimpse of the iconic Land Speed Record breaker Babs that inspired the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang story and is on show at Beaulieu until February.

During school holidays and weekends you can also see a stunning Chitty Chitty Bang Bang reconstruction being driven around the grounds of the attraction.

In the summer, a sculpture exhibition featuring the work of more than 50 international and national sculptors will be on show throughout the grounds and gardens of Palace House. From the atmospheric ruins of 13th century Beaulieu Abbey to the Victorian flower garden, 270 sculptures will be set in the perfect surroundings. The unique collection will be on show from May 25 to July 14.

A new exhibition celebrating the painting, drawing and needlework of Lord Montagu’s mother, Belinda, Lady Montagu, will open at Easter and remain on display throughout 2019. The exhibition in Palace House will include previously unseen work by the artist and embroiderer. Belinda, Lady Montagu undertook a wide range of work for the family business at Beaulieu designing posters and displays for the Montagu Motor Museum. Her embroideries include seven wall hangings recounting the story of Beaulieu Abbey. Commissions have included cushions for HM The Queen and HRH Prince of Wales and ecclesiastical work for a cathedral and churches. She also collaborated on a project to teach embroidery skills to local women in Bali, Indonesia.

The 2019 calendar for Beaulieu also includes new Simply rallies joining the calendar of award-winning events. Simply Mercedes will build on the growing success of Beaulieu’s popular Simply range of rallies, which celebrate car marques from Ford to Porsche.

Beaulieu’s 2019 season also features a full range of motoring and family entertainment. The 50th Fireworks Spectacular will celebrate an Out of this World theme marking the first moon landing and summer fun includes Hot Rod & Custom Drive-in Day for Father’s Day and Beaulieu Supercar Weekend in August. The 25th anniversary Spring Autojumble will return in May, while International Autojumble will be held in September.