Group visits

Group Visits

We welcome groups of 8 of more to Biggin Hill Memorial Museum.

All groups must book in advance in order to benefit from the group rates and offers.

To find out more about our group offer or to book please contact Pam or Laura – groupbookings@bhmm.org.uk

Group Booking Costs (for 8 people of more):

£8.00 per person for museum entrance and welcome tea/coffee and biscuits.

OR

£12.00 per person for museum entrance, welcome tea/coffee and biscuits and a guided tour.

Groups can enjoy refreshments and lunch options in our vintage themed Cafe:

Sandwich Platter (serves 5) £15 a platter

Cream Tea – £6.50

Lunch Buffet (sandwiches, sausage rolls, quiche, fruit, drinks not included) – £7.50 a person

Biggin Hill Memorial Museum tells the story of Britain’s most famous fighter station through the personal experiences of those who served there, and the community who supported them. One of Britain’s oldest aerodromes, RAF Biggin Hill is internationally recognised as Sir Winston Churchill’s ‘strongest link’ in the Battle of Britain. Today, the museum sits on the same site as St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance, which was completed in 1951 to preserve the legacy of the aircrew who served and died at Biggin Hill.

Group Benefits
• free familiarisation visits and complimentary admission for the group leader
• discounted admission for groups over 8 or more people
• all group admission includes tea, coffee and biscuits in our Nightingale Café
• free refreshment drink for the coach driver and free coach parking outside for a coach
• pre-booked Museum entry

Museum Group Visit Experience

Museum exhibition
The Museum exhibition explores the unique history of RAF Biggin Hill, through a collection of exceptional objects and stories. The galleries trace the former RAF fighter station from 1916 until the end of the Second World War, with a focus on the significant role played by Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain.

Discovery Tablet
Visits to the museum are self-guided and through use of a Discovery Tablet available in English and included within the admission price. Our Discovery Tablet enhances and enriches the visit experience throughout the exhibitions, Chapel and gardens.

St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance
St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance was built as a memorial to the aircrew who lost their lives flying from the Biggin Hill Sector during the Second World War. It was built in 1951 after a fundraising campaign led by Sir Winston Churchill. The chapel features a reredos and book of remembrance and 12 stained glass windows designed by Sir Hugh Easton.

Gardens and Landscape
The tranquil Garden of Remembrance contains the ashes of RAF personnel and their spouses beneath rose beds planted with ‘Pot o’Gold’ roses. The gate guardians at the museum’s entrance represent the Spitfire flown by Pilot Officer Geoffrey Wellum of 92 Squadron and the Hurricane flown by Pilot Pete Brothers of 32 Squadron.

Any group using of our cafe facilities must be booked for in advance.

We can come to you….

We also offer outreach talks for a fee of £50, subject to availability. Please fill in and send back the attached Outreach Booking Form to i.hood@bhmm.org.uk.

 

Online Talks

We are now offering talks online via Zoom. If you belong to a group and your programme of talks is continuing remotely then do get in touch by emailing k.edwards@bhmm.org.uk.

 

Feedback from groups

“Thank You for making it such an enjoyable and interesting day. The guided tour made the Museum come to life. Both the social history and the powerful part Biggin Hill played in these wars. Our thanks are also due to Pam, her colleagues and the catering staff that provided us with coffee and an extremely good buffet lunch. We will certainly recommend you to our friends.”

“Just a note to thank you and say how much our members enjoyed the visit to the museum. Please thank our guide for making our visit so interesting. The cream tea was enjoyed by all. Many thanks.”

There are no sessions available.