Battle of Britain Museum 

& Memorial

With 2020 marking the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, we have created a unique, educational day excursion to Kent. 

Your day starts with a visit to the highly respected, private, Battle of Britain Museum, situated on the former Battle of Britain RAF Hawkinge airfield.  

This fascinating museum houses the worlds largest collection of memorabilia and artefacts from over 700 crashed aircraft that took part in the battle for Britain’s skies during 1940. Also on display are Battle of Britain aircraft, aircraft parts, uniforms and medals – so much history with powerful emotional stories connected to the artefacts. The 25 Sqdn Café is on site, where you can purchase hot and cold refreshments.

The museum is only open between the 4th April 2020 to the 1st November 2020. No cameras or mobile telephones allowed in the museum for security purposes. 

After your tour, lunch is only a short ten minute drive from the museum.


Then on to the Battle of Britain Memorial in Capel-le-Ferne, Kent. The National Memorial to the Few is a peaceful space, ideal for quiet reflection, atop the famous White Cliffs and offering superb views across the English Channel to France – on a clear day that is. The central statue of a lone pilot is complemented by the famous Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall, two replica aircraft – Spitfire and Hurricane – and other items of interest.

You will have time to explore The Wing, a state-of-the-art visitor centre, shaped to replicate a double Spitfire wing, housing The Scramble Experience (entry ticket included in this tour), the Cockpit Café and Shop. 


This tour will only underline the respect we all have for the brave men and women who protected our liberty.


One free place after 30 paying passengers
 

Groups 20+ £32.50pp
Museum normal opening times are from 4th April until  1st November 2020.
Itinerary
10:30 Entry to the Battle of Britain Museum for your self-guided visit
13:15 Fish and chip lunch with tea/coffee at a nearby pub (10 minute coach transfer*)
14:30 Visit the Battle of Britain Memorial site, just a 1 minute drive from the restaurant. Includes entry to the interactive Scramble Experience**
Free time to explore before departing for home
 
** Groups over 30 people will be split into two smaller groups, with one group visiting the Scramble Experience first whilst the other half explores the Memorial. When each group has finished, they can then swap.
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