In the area

Why not make a full day out of your visit to the museum and explore other sites in the local area.

 

Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar

Boasting an impressive collection of restored Spitfires, the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar is just five minutes’ drive away.  Book to join a Heritage Hangar Tour of the many Spitfires based at the Heritage Hangar, including the restoration projects or to fly in a spitfire.

204 Churchill Way, Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3BN

Website:  www.flyaspitfire.com or www.bigginhillheritagehangar.co.uk

 

Chartwell, National Trust

Less than 20 minutes away is Chartwell, family home of Sir Winston Churchill. Chartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home from 1922 and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration until the end of his life. The rooms remain much as they were when he lived here, with pictures, books and personal mementoes evoking the career and wide-ranging interests of a great statesman, writer, painter and family man.

Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1PS

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell

 

Down House, English Heritage

Charles Darwin’s former home, Down House, is located only 10 minutes away. With its unique place in the history of science and evolution, Down House, the family home of world-renowned scientist Charles Darwin, is a must-see.

Luxted Road, Downe, Kent, BR6 7JT

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/home-of-charles-darwin-down-house

 

Chislehurst Caves

Join a guided tour of Chislehurst Caves to explore a labyrinth of passageways below ground. The last 100 years has added munitions storage for the Woolwich Arsenal in the 1914-18 war, mushroom growing in the 1920’s & 30’s and becoming an underground town as one of the largest deep air-raid shelters in the country, protecting over 15,000 people at the height of the blitz.

Chislehurst Caves, Caveside Close, Old Hill, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5NL

Website: www.chislehurst-caves.co.uk

 

Bromley Historic Collections

Nestled on Bromley High Street in the Central Library is Bromley Historic Collections. Bromley Historic Collections is the collective name for Bromley Borough’s archive, local studies and museum service. The archive and local studies collections are accessible at Bromley Central Library. Permanent exhibitions on the first and second floors of the Central Library showcase the museum collection.

Central Library, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1EX

Website: www.better.org.uk/library/london/bromley/bromley-historic-collections

 

Knole

Sitting proudly within Kent’s last medieval deer park, Knole offers something for everyone. Immerse yourself in the vast estate and follow in the footsteps of tourists who have visited Knole’s showrooms for 400 years.

Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HX)

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

 

Emmetts Garden, National Trust

Visit Emmetts Garden for its far-reaching views across the Weald of Kent. Emmetts Garden is an Edwardian estate that was owned by Frederic Lubbock, becoming both a plantsman’s passion and a much-loved family home. It contains many exotic and rare trees and shrubs from across the world.

Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6BA

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/emmetts-garden

 

Quebec House, National Trust

Explore Quebec House, the Georgian childhood home of General James Wolfe. Explore this fascinating house, the childhood home of General James Wolfe. Discover the dramatic battle that won America for the British and learn of Wolfe’s tragic death, in our exhibition.

Quebec House, Quebec Square, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1TD

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quebec-house