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?

27 Oct

Afternoon Talk – Winston Churchill: Defence of the Realm

Join Andy (BHMM volunteer) this Wednesday for his talk about the life of Winston Churchill and his role in developing defences at RAF Biggin Hill.…

27 Oct
29 Oct

Morning Talk: Flight Lieutenant Vincent Bunting

To mark Black History Month, join Aden Lane (BHMM volunteer), for a talk about the Jamaican fighter pilot, Vincent Bunting. Bunting joined 611 Squadron at…

29 Oct
30 Oct

RAF History Walk to commemorate the end of the Battle of Britain

Join us in central Westminster as we explore key moments in the history of the RAF. See prime locations including the Battle of Britain Memorial…

30 Oct
30 Oct

Second World War Housewife Performance

Enjoy a live performance from our actor in role as a Second World War Housewife on Saturday October 30th. Discover what life was like on…

30 Oct
30 Oct

Chapel and Museum closing early

Please be aware that due to tonight's event the Chapel will be closed to the public from 3pm. The Museum will be closed to the…

30 Oct
30 Oct

Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment Performing at St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance

Music has always been an integral part of military life and since its formation in 1942, the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment has…

30 Oct

Later this year

14 Nov

Remembrance Day Service

The Friends of St George’s RAF Chapel, in conjunction with BHMM, invite you to a Remembrance Day Service 2021. To…

14 Nov
19 Nov

Morning Talk: Flight Lieutenant Alan Deere

Join Aden Lane (BHMM volunteer), for a talk on Flight Lieutenant, one of the luckiest fighter pilots of the Battle…

19 Nov
23 Nov

Adult Lecture Series: The Buses that served RAF Biggin Hill

Join Tony Francis as he introduces the new book from the Omnibus Society, ‘They also served, Bus Route 410: The…

23 Nov