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Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) Museum

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Excellent little museum

Great little place, with loads of information all relevant to the New Forest Airfields. There is... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
adey909
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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This is just over the border from Dorset, near an old world war 2 Air Base in Hampshire, the name... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
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Friends of the New Forest Airfields (Registered Charity No. 1063648) - Protecting and Preserving Our Local Aviation Heritage. We are the Only Museum dedicated to preserving the history of the twelve New Forest Airfields in WWII. The Museum is open...more
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Mosquito Way | Heatherstone Grange, Bransgore, New Forest BH23 8HE, England
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Great little place, with loads of information all relevant to the New Forest Airfields. There is also a wealth of information as to the bravery of those who flew from these bases. Also you can tell that the volunteers enjoy what they do.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank adey909
charity f, Chair of Trustees at Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the new Museum. As you say, we aim to tell the story of the young people, whose individual skill and courage secured the freedoms that we enjoy today. Our small and dedicated team of Volunteers...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is just over the border from Dorset, near an old world war 2 Air Base in Hampshire, the name your looking for is Holmleys

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Roger T
charity f, Chair of Trustees at Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

I think that you mean Holmsley South, the WWII airfield, where the New Forest Airfields Memorial is situated. This is 3.5 miles east of the new Airfields Museum, at Bransgore, off Derritt Lane BH23 8AU

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

What a surprise this is! Small museum full of information, photos, explanations and superb models. The professional models and pictures conjure up a picture of this bygone era. Well worth the entrance fee

Date of experience: August 2018
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charity f, Chair of Trustees at Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for your positive review. Very Glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 July 2018

Having recently spent a day at FONFA Museum I was only able to cover about half the history and information available as there was so much to see and take in. I shall return at a later date to complete my visit. I found it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Henry G, Chair of Trustees at Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

I am glad that you enjoyed your visit, found the exhibits interesting and absorbing and that you plan to visit again soon. The Museum has Open Days on alternate Sundays during July and August, during the school holidays.

Reviewed 24 July 2018

A small charity run museum which has lots of information on local airfields from (mostly) WW2. Also has an onsite cafe for both hot & cold drinks and snacks. Need to check the website for open days as it's not open every weekend.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Henry G, Chair of Trustees at Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thank you for your support. The Museum has Open Days on alternate Sundays in July and August, during the school holidays from 10 am to 4 pm. Enjoy!

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Nice little museum but too expensive at £7.50pp entry. Also when questioned about an exhibit the volunteer didn't know what it was or its purpose.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Henry G, Chair of Trustees, Friends of the New Forest Airfields at Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

Dear Mr & Mrs Bird, Thank you for your visit to our privately run Museum, which has no Government or Local Authority or Grant Aided Funding. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit. On Museum Open Days, we have experts on hand, to answer...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018

It may be difficult to find but its well worth the effort! A friend and I spent an enjoyable afternoon at last weekends Mosquito Day, My father served at Ibsley so it was great looking at the related information and talking to the volunteers. Lots...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Henry G, Chair of Trustees at Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for your kind comments. Glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. We hope that you will spread the word and become actively involved in the Charity's work in the future. New exhibits and new events are planned throughout the summer.

Reviewed 18 October 2017

Went to their open day last Sunday. A little off the beaten track, it seems a new housing estate has been built round it, but well worth searching out. It's a small place, but if you are interested in military history there's plenty to see.Fascinating...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Trewendoc, Chair of Trustees at Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. Glad that you enjoyed your first visit to the Museum. We hope that you will spread the word and become actively involved in the Charity's work in the future.

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I have been meaning to visit this museum for a while but never seemed to be free on a day it was open. I finally made it and was glad I did. The New Forest seems quite and (fairly) peaceful now, but the FONFA museum...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Trewendoc, Chair of Trustees at Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Many thanks for your positive comments. Glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back again soon. One point of information, the Museum building dates from 1952, we believe, and housed the back up electricity generator for the RAF Sopley domestic camp...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

An amazing museum, the volunteers there bring the place to life with their knowledge. Amazing models, which took me back to my childhood, watching my brothers build aeroplanes and building my own from kits, it brings a smile. The stories and photographs, as well as...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kim W
Trewendoc, Chair of Trustees at Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Many thanks for your positive comments, very glad that you enjoyed your visit. Please tell your friends and neighbours. We hope to see you back again soon.

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