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

Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Last admission to the exhibition at 4pm.

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


We are open throughout the year, with our Christmas 2019 opening hours as:

Monday 23 to Thursday 26 December – Closed

Friday 27 to Sunday 29 December – Open

Monday 30 to Tuesday 31 December – Closed

Wednesday 1 January 2020 – Open



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.


The Nightingale Cafe 

Visit our Nightingale Cafe for lunches, cakes and coffee. The cafe and outside terrace seating gives views over to the airfield.  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 for more details.