Biggin Hill Memorial Museum

Biggin Hill Memorial Museum

Biggin Hill Memorial Museum
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Military MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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. RAF Biggin Hill's 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’. 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. Situated on the same site as St George Chapel of Remembrance a visit encompasses both museum and Chapel.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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jacqueline h
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Spent half a day at The Biggin Hill memorial museum, very welcoming staff, interesting museum telling the history of the Royal Air Force and the men and women who served during the Ist and mainly Second World War.
The cafe looked good and was full, we didn’t eat but the food looked excellent and was a good price.
We sat on the patio for drinks then went to the chapel, Margaret the verger gave us an informative potted history of the church, it was lovely inside and is totally run by volunteers.
We returned in the afternoon to hear a talk by John on the pioneer plastic surgeon Sir Archie Mcindoe and Gillies and the work that was performed on the badly burnt aircrew.
I would highly recommend a visit if you are in the area , a very enjoyable few hours.
Written 7 April 2024
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Pat D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We Went to see their unique poppy displays, also the museum, chapel and cafe. Full marks to all four. A memorable afternoon.
Written 25 November 2023
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SydneyMary
Sydney128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit to this museum, everyone we met were both friendly and welcoming. The museum is small, but packed with information about the base. There is also a very interesting exhibition about Women and War highlighting the ATA. We found the chapel a lovely place to round off our visit. The Nightingale cafe has a forties flavour and we enjoyed a delicious lunch there.
Written 5 September 2023
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mazzacat85
Bromley, UK255 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
My first visit to nightingale café was good; had a lovely lunch. But on my second visit I find the cafe a bit odd and inconsistent. You can order but never sure what will turn up! The bacon caesar salad this time had egg (with shell) and boiled potatoes- not the same as the last one from our first visit. My Greek pizza was served on an ordinary serving tray! Is that hygienic? One hash brown garlic bread and salad with coleslaw. Are they all volunteers in the kitchen? Really does need consistency and portion control. And a clear picture and details of what should be served and how it presented. And only 2 ice creams to choose from and hardly any cakes : ( . Would bring in more money if better organised and some simple food available on. Sundays. Only cakes at the moment.
Written 2 September 2023
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Paul S
Greater London, UK70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Great place to visit and grab a delicious light meal. Fantastic food, good venue and right in the airport. Enter between the two WWII fighters on stilts.
Written 23 August 2023
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Excellent displays that brings the lives of those that were stationed here to life.
We are privileged to be here due to the heroics of the brave men and women.
Written 23 August 2023
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Chris B
98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
The museum is very informative with some great exhibits. Not an awful lot to see but the quality is amazing. Well worth a visit as is the excellent cafe alongside.
Written 11 July 2023
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StormySquirrel
Sevenoaks, UK190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
I’ve been to the beautiful and interesting chapel on several occasions but this was my first visit to the museum and it’s great!

We had my 12 year old nephew with us who loved the flight simulator and the “under the table” air raid experience. The family pack of things to do and find is impressive too and no extra cost. The man overseeing the flight simulator was so lovely with my nephew and us two middle aged ladies showing our age trying out VR!

The cafe is wonderful, beautifully presented delicious food eaten with a view of planes taking off and there is an outside area with climbing frame for warmer days.

Nice garden, gift shop and parking. This is such an important place and this is a great resource to have on our doorstep. I have another trip to the cafe already planned for next week!
Written 20 April 2023
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Roma
United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Very interesting and informative visit, museum with memorabilia, plus interesting talk given while we were there. Has its own small chapel a beautiful place to visit, the stained glass windows magnificent, has its own cafe at the back of the museum which was reasonable in price with a variety of food to chose from.
Recommend if interested in RAF and war years. Look on website to see when talks taking place.
Written 26 March 2023
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Reg F
East Sussex, UK67 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Sorry to say a bit disappointed with the museum not a lot to look at could have had more about Biggin Hill during the war and the part it played the exhibitions on display were not great. Do you feel it should’ve been more about Biggin Hill airport during wartime value for money no at £6.50 each was not worth it. I know they have to keep it up but would not recommend
Written 22 March 2023
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