Welcome to the Fordingbridge Museum
Please feel free to browse our site for information about the museum and exhibit information, both permanent and visiting.
About The Museum
Situated on the edge of the New Forest, in the old market town of Fordingbridge on the Hampshire Avon, our small museum is housed on two floors of an old granary and is run by volunteers. Registration with the South East Museums Archives and Libraries Council was granted in 2004.
The CollectionOver a period of about 30 years the late John Shering and his brother Richard Shering collected a large quantity of artefacts which they housed in a private museum open to the public on request. In 1996 their extensive collection, comprising some 9,000 artefacts, was offered to the town of Fordingbridge. These artefacts came from various sources such as shops now closed and house clearances and included obsolete machinery, Cobblers and Blacksmith's tools and several hundred photographs and documents. In its entirety, the collection provides a fascinating insight into the social history of Fordingbridge over the last 100 to 150 years.
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The Friends' of Fordingbridge Museum are a band of committed people willing to offer a small amount of time to help in the setting-up of displays, stewarding and fund-raising activities required to run and maintain the museum. If you are interested in becoming a member, please also contact us at our email address above.