The Biggin Hill Memorial Museum will tell the story of Britain’s most famous fighter station, in particular its role during the Second World War; and provide a sustainable future for St. George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance, built at Winston Churchill’s instigation.
The Museum will fulfil a longstanding wish to honour those who served there and the community that supported them. For the first time everything is in place to bring this wish to fruition – funding, land ownership, planning permission and a dedicated team.
The museum received planning permission and listed building consent in May 2017. A robust business plan has been put into place which ensures that the museum is sustainable and self-supporting; a museum for future generations.
Fulfilling our vision to inspire generations, the team have been working with the Chapel community to host schools from across Bromley, re-introducing local young people to the important heritage at the Chapel.
On the 18th September 2017 building works commenced. The building of the new museum and conservation of the historic Chapel, including repairs to the stained-glass windows, will take just over a year to complete. On reopening the Chapel will have been restored back to its original 1951 design, following the removal of the 1990 extension.
During construction works, the team will continue to engage the community out and about in Biggin Hill, working with schools and volunteers to get involved. We will also be looking to promote visits in the wider heritage area including former pilot ‘watering holes’, in partnership with our local pub landlords.
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