Group visits

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.

Groups must book in advance to receive the group rate, payment is to be made on booking. Please let us know of any particular requirements your group may have via our Group Booking Form. To book, please email groupbookings@bhmm.org.uk

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

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.

Feedback from groups

“I am writing on behalf of the group of visitors to your museum from Fairmile Probus, Cobham, who visited you last Wednesday. They all wish to send you a very big ‘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.”

What's on this week?

8 May

Commemorate VE Day at the Nightingale Cafe with the Sounds of Vera Lynn

Commemorate the 76th anniversary of VE Day at Biggin Hill Memorial Museum's Nightingale Cafe on Saturday 8th May with the iconic sounds of Vera Lynn.…

8 May

Later this year

15 May

Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary Talk and Book Signing with Dilip Sarkar POSTPONED TO 02/10/21

Join bestselling author and historian Dilip Sarkar MBE as he delivers uniquely illustrated presentations at St George’s RAF Chapel of…

15 May
18 May

Afternoon Talk: The Magic of Wireless Communication – The Early Days

Join Geoff Greensmith to learn about the conception and use of wireless communication. Early wireless technology was pioneered at Biggin…

18 May
22 May

Back to the ’40s Community Day at Biggin Hill

Celebrate the easing of lockdown restrictions and the re-opening of the museum with our Back to the ’40s Community Day…

22 May