Open Days, Upcoming Events and What’s New?

What’s New? – This July we have published the first poem – a recollection by an American Fighter Pilot, who flew from the New Forest Airfields. This page will be added to as time progresses. Check out the ‘Fighter Pilot Memories’ page of the website to follow this lead.

Forthcoming FONFA Museum Open Days and Events are listed below.           

Sunday, October 14th was the last scheduled Museum Open Day for 2018, Open Days run from 10 am to 4 pm.  Light refreshments are available for visitors, on Open Days. Free Parking is available adjacent to the Museum.

The planned Open Days for 2019 are listed below. In addition, there will be other events planned. Further information will be distributed nearer the dates.

The 2019 Open Days are all Sundays (usually the First and Third Sundays in the month):

March                   24th

April                      7th (Easter holidays)  & 14th (Vintage Car Drive-in Day)

May                       5th  &   19th

June                      2nd  &   16th

June                      30th Annual Memorial Service

July                        7th  &   21st

August                  4th   &   18th (Summer Holidays)

September           1st   &   15th(Summer Holidays)

October                6th   &   20th

Museum entry is either free, on production of your FONFA Membership card, or via a cash donation for non-Members of a Minimum £7.50 for adults and £3 for 10-16 year olds (Entry is Free to ‘under 10s’). Service Veterans (pre-1961) are admitted at a concessionary rate of £3, on production of their Service ID. N.B New Members joining in October will receive Membership for the whole of 2019 inclusive. A donation of £10 gives visitors to FONFA Membership for the current calendar year (an unlimited number of visits on Open Days and other events) and regular Members’ Newsletters, if you wish to become a member. More dates will be added as events are arranged.

Please be aware that we are required by law to have two trained Fire Warden Trustees on site, whenever members of the public are admitted. The Trustees, who are all unpaid volunteers, are willing to consider requests from groups of ten or more adults, to visit the Museum on mutually agreed days. We will do their best to accommodate such requests, in addition to our normal Outreach Programme for visits by local school parties.

Future Change of Address & New Postcode: It may be next year before a correct Post Code is entered in all SatNav databases, so for SatNav users, the old postcode BH23 8AU is still appropriate for the Museum until further notice.  Enter the Heatherstone Grange Estate from Derritt Lane and turn immediately left, following the road round the estate as in the map below:

Contact via e-mail remains the same, namely

If you would like to join FONFA as a new member, please see the enrolment form under the headline ‘Join Us or Make a Donation’ above.