A MUSEUM is opening this Sunday to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

The Battle of Britain was fought in the skies over the south in the summer and early autumn of 1940.

On Sunday, the New Forest Airfields Education Centre in Merryfield Park will be open from 10am until 4pm, with displays about the Hawker Hurricane fighters that flew from Christchurch and about the young New Zealand pilot Cecil Hight, who was killed over Bournemouth and who is buried locally.

On October 21 there will be a coffee morning at the centre, on its last open day of the year. The exhibition that day will be on RAF Holmsley South, which opened 70 years ago.