How to Find Us

Please note that the New Forest Airfields Memorial at Holmsley South and the FONFA Museum, between Bransgore and Sopley, are not at the same site and are, in fact, over three and a half miles apart, by the shortest route. For directions from the Memorial to the Museum, please see the Museum section and map below.          

The New Forest Airfields Memorial BH23 8EB

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located on Black Lane, Holmsley South off the A35 between Christchurch and New Milton. Map OS reference SZ 208 987     Post Code BH23 8EB. The post code is for the Caravan Club’s Centenary Site on Forest Road nearby. There are brown tourist signs to the Memorial on both the A35 trunk road and on Lyndhurst Road.

The New Forest Airfields Museum & Education Centre BH23 8AU                         (Please note that it may be several months before our new Post Code is entered in SatNav databases, so for SatNav users, the Heatherstone Grange Estate postcode BH23 8AU is still appropriate until further notice).              For postal items ONLY, the Royal Mail address is: Friends of New Forest Airfields, Mosquito Way, Bransgore, CHRISTCHURCH BH23 8HE

The access is off Derritt Lane, which runs between Sopley and Bransgore in Hampshire. The Museum is located at the western end of the new Heatherstone Grange Estate. Enter the Estate and immediately turn round to the left, following  the arrowed route on the map below, turning right into Mosquito Way just  before the Museum.   museum-2-2017 Directions from the Memorial: From the Memorial, drive south along Black Lane, turning right into Forest Road, then  pass the Holmsley Caravan Site on your right. After a further 0.25 miles, turn right at the T-junction onto Lyndhurst Road. After 1.5 miles, at the crossroads, turn right towards Bransgore. Continue for 0.9 miles, across the staggered crossroads in Bransgore (left, then right), continuing north on Ringwood Road for 0.4 miles, then turn left into Derritt Lane; the Heatherstone Grange Estate entrance is 0.6 miles along on the right. Enter the Estate and immediately turn round to the left and follow the arrowed route (see map below). The Museum is situated at the extreme western end of the estate. 


One Response to How to Find Us

  1. Pauline Ponsford says:

    I am very pleased to hear the Museum is up and running and I hope to visit this summer. My father was stationed at Sopley from 1960 to 1966 and was based at the old Guardroom as you approached the camp.


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