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.
Over 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.