Open Days, Upcoming Events and What’s New?

Forthcoming FONFA Museum Open Days and Events are listed below. All Open Days are on Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm. Light refreshments are available for visitors, on Open Days. Free Parking is available adjacent to the Museum.                                                                                                                                  New Forest Airfields Memorial – Annual Service of Re-Dedication                      At 2 pm on Sunday 24th June, the Annual Service will be held at the  New Forest Airfields Memorial, in Black Lane BH23 8EB, on the western edge of the WWII Holmsley South airfield. The Trustees are once again very pleased to welcome Canon Bill Rogers, the Bishop’s Adviser at Salisbury Cathedral, who will officiate. All are welcome to attend.   Canon Rogers served in the Army, before being ordained, but spent most of his time then working closely with the RAF at RAF Marham in Norfolk.  It is fitting in this centenary year for the RAF that we welcome someone who has been so closely associated with the RAF, especially after four of the new F-35B aircraft arrived at Marham yesterday from the United States, for the first time, to join the reformed 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron.

Future 2018 (Sunday) Open Days are:

July 8th

July 22nd

August 5th

August 19th

September 16th

October 14th

Museum entry is either free, on production of your FONFA Membership card, or via a donation for non-Members of a Minimum £5 for adults and £2 for 10 -16 year olds (Entry is Free to ‘under 10s’). Service Veterans are admitted free, on production of their Service ID.                                                                                  The £5 entitles 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.