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We want you to get the most out of your visit to the museum, find out all you need to know here.

 

Our story

Biggin Hill Memorial Museum tells the story of RAF Biggin Hill through the personal experiences of those who served there, and the community who supported them.

The museum journey begins over 100 years ago when RAF Biggin Hill was just farmland. Its high altitude and strategically important location between London and continental Europe, destined it to become the most important airfield of the Battle of Britain, laying the foundation for the European landscape as we know it today. One of Britain’s oldest aerodromes, RAF Biggin Hill is still internationally recognised as Sir Winston Churchill’s ‘strongest link’.

 

Your visit

During your visit, you can freely explore the main chapel, gardens, café and shop. Your admission ticket will provide access to the exhibition spaces, as well as our discovery tablet, designed to enrich your experience through additional storytelling and special films and photographs.

 

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm.

Last admission to the exhibition at 4pm.

The Nightingale Cafe is open 10am to 5pm, with last orders at 4.30pm. Saturdays open from 9am.

No admission ticket to the museum is needed to enjoy the food at our Nightingale Cafe, you will always be welcome.

We are open throughout the year.

 

Admission

With gift aid   Without gift aid  
Adult £8.50 Adult £7.50
Child £4.50 Child £4.00
Under 5s Free Under 5s Free
Family of 4 (2 Adults and 2 Children) £23.00 Family of 4 (2 Adults and 2 Children) £20.50
Family of 3 (1 Adult and 2 Children) £14.50 Family of 3 (1 Adult and 2 Children) £13.00

10% discount on museum admission price for visitors with the following:

  • Defence Discount Service Card
  • Blue Light Discount Card
  • English Heritage Membership Card

We welcome visits from groups and offer benefits for groups of eight or more, when booking in advance. Group booking info

 

The museum collection 

The objects in the museum collection are directly associated to the people who served at RAF Biggin Hill. They include uniforms, medals, personal letters, documents and even furniture from the local pub. The collection also includes objects related to remembrance and memorial and the founding of the two chapels at the airfield from 1943-1951.

 

What’s On 

The museum has a full programme of events and activities. Visit our events page to find out more.

 

Seeking RAF Biggin Hill Walking Trail 

Learn about the fascinating heritage of RAF Biggin Hill and the surrounding area as you discover local sights and areas of interest along the route. Suitable for walkers of all abilities, the trail is 1.6 miles long and includes a driving trail should you wish to discover areas of interest further afield.  The trail is free to museum visitors. Collect your trail from the museum reception desk any museum open day Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm or download the trail from here: Seeking RAF Biggin Hill Walking Trail. Take advantage of our onsite Nightingale Cafe.

 

The Nightingale Cafe 

Drop in and visit our Nightingale Cafe for lunches, cakes and coffee. The cafe and outside terrace seating gives views over to the airfield.  We are dog friendly within the outside patio area. No admission ticket to the museum is needed to enjoy the food at our Nightingale Cafe, you will always be welcome.

If you have more than six people in your party please contact Pam at p.russell@bhmm.org.uk to pre book your cafe use.

If you are lucky, enjoy seeing the Spitfires take off from the nearby Heritage Hanger while you refresh with lunch or cake.

Visit our cafe page for more details on our offer.

The Cafe has its own Facebook page and is available for private hire for events and parties.  Contact Pam for more details.

 

TripAdvisor

Wanting to learn more about the museum via TripAdvisor or wish to leave a review about the museum, then please visit:

Biggin Hill Memorial Museum on Trip Advisor