Collections

The museum has been collecting objects, archive material, and people’s stories since 2015. Being a new museum, we have had a unique opportunity to shape our collection and ensure everything is digitally recorded.

Our collection tells the story of the airfield, the people who served there, the local community and its residents from 1916 to 1951. The collection has a particular focus on the Battle of Britain, during which RAF Biggin Hill played a pivotal role. Many of our objects are personal and have been donated by people who served or lived at Biggin Hill or their relatives. Our collection also includes objects related to remembrance and memorial at St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance and its predecessor.

Explore the collections

If you are thinking of gifting an object to our collection or have a story to tell, please contact Ellen by email e.weineck@bhmm.org.uk

If you are interested in doing your own research, The National Archives is open for virtual visitors.