Housed on two
floors of an old granary. Fordingbridge museum’s main
source of artefacts came from the late John Shering, who over
a period of 30 years accumulated about 9,000 pieces of local
history in his attic.
The collection came from a variety of sources such as local
shops that had closed, house clearances, cobblers and blacksmith's
tools and several hundred photographs.
Also on display are works from local artist
Augustus John and a large Victorian'
Easter to end October
Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat, 11am - 4pm
(also open Bank Holiday Sundays)
Augustus John lived and painted in Fordingbridge during the last 31 years of his life.
Over a period of about 30 years the late John Shering and his brother collected a large quantity of artefacts which they housed in a private museum open to the public on request. In 1996 their extensive collection was offered to the town of Fordingbridge.
As you come into
Fordingbridge from the south, cross the bridge, turn
right and it's the second small turning immediately on the left.
There is a pay
and display car park nearby. Streetmap
in wheelchairs can access the ground floor. There is a step going
into the museum but the staff will help you using