Museum was founded in 2000 based on the collection donated by John Shering, a local businessman & benefactor of the town. Located in the middle of town in King's Yard, the museum building was a former granary. Managed and staffed entirely by volunteers. The museum is supported by an active and enthusiastic Friends group. We aim to change our displays annually and host touring exhibitions organised by Hampshire Museum Services.
Easter - end October
Sunday 11.00-16.00 BANK HOLIDAYS ONLY
Closed: Every Sunday except Bank Holidays
We have a video of the exhibits on the first floor for those unable to access the stairs.
Hands on activites for children under 12 years.
We are able to offer visits to Playschools/Nursery/Infant Schools tailored to your intersts and learning objectives.
Atefacts illustrating life in a rural town mainly between 1850 and 1950. A large photographic collection of Fordingbrige and surrounding villages including some of the people who lived there and their way of life. Special exhibition of local artist Augustus John. A large 11 roomed Victorian doll's house depicting "upstairs downstairs". Hands on activities for children including Victorian dressing up. Our pianola can be played by all. New for 2008 World War 2 exhibition - experience the Bliz in our air raid shelter.
Agriculture, Architecture, Archives, Industry, Personalities, Social History, Trade and Commerce
Key artists and exhibits
- Augustus John
- Victorian doll's house
- Blitz Second World War
- Agricultural Tools
Kids in Museums Takeover Day
- 21 November 2014 *on now
A local primary school will take over the stewarding for the day.
- Family friendly