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.
Museum Group Visit Experience
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.
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.
Why not combine your visit to Biggin Hill Memorial Museum with a visit to Chartwell – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell
Or Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar –https://bigginhillheritagehangar.co.uk
All groups must book in advance in order to benefit from the group rates and offers.
To find out more about our group offer or to book please contact Pam or Laura – firstname.lastname@example.org. Group Booking Costs (for 8 people of more)
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 email@example.com.
We are now offering talks online via Zoom. If you belong to a group and your programme of talks is continuing remotely then do get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org