Battle of Britain Memorial
Battle of Britain Memorial
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
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
A Memorial to the men of the Battle of Britain alongside a modern interpretation centre that brings to life the victory 'the Few' achieved over the Luftwaffe in 1940. A place of quiet pilgrimage coupled with a high-tech and interactive visitor centre - plus fantastic views over The Channel from our first-floor cafe. Shop and coach parking.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Extraordinary824584
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a pleasant surprise
    Came across this by accident whilst out walking from our campsite. Lively place to visit to think back and try and imagine what it would have like during the heat of the battle of Britain. Very well kept and a truly tremendous way to honour the few. Lovely little cafe on site so you can enjoy the view over the channel
    Thank you for your kind feedback and review. We're so pleased you stumbled upon us!
    Written 26 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Skywalker3
    203 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well thought out and moving
    In a commanding position on the cliffs above Folkestone, this is a stunning and moving museum and memorial. The Wing visitor centre, in the shape of a spitfire wing, houses a cafe, shop and the scramble experience. The scramble experience has a small charge but well worth it, a fully interactive exhibition telling the history and human stories about the Battle. The memorials in the ground are well presented and thought provoking and the views over the channel give extra poignancy. Perfect timing saw a spitfire flying over. A must visit
    Thank you so much for your kind review, Sky! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
    Written 4 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 July 2023
  • SJC94
    Ashford, United Kingdom209 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive interactive exhibits
    The weather caused us to change our plans and we discovered this gem. The outside memorials were shrouded in low cloud so no views of the channel but we could see that this would be pleasant in drier weather. The volunteers inside were helpful and informative. The paid exhibition was so well priced it is almost a bargain. Wonderful presentation with lots of interactive screens, challenges and hurricane experience. All well maintained, working and well planned. Upstairs is a small coffee shops that on a good day would have lovely views. Good range of food and drink all at very reasonable prices.
    Thank you very much for your kind review. We're so pleased you enjoyed yourself and look forward to welcoming you back to the site on a sunnier day!
    Written 4 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Alison H
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Battle of Britain Memorial, a eautiful place to remember.
    A beautiful memorial to those who gave so much for us during the war. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the memorial, it is such a peaceful place. It was lovely to be able to wander through the memorial at our own pace before sitting out on the veranda to enjoy a snack, overlooking the memorial, looking out to sea. We were delighted to see a spitfire flying over during our visit, it just made it even more perfect.
    Hi Alison, thank you so much for your review. It sounds like you had such a lovely day at the site, and we're glad you got to experience 'a true cherry on the top' Spitfire flypast. Look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
    Written 4 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Katherine Ashby
    London, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place to remember in every sense of that phrase.
    This is an incredibly moving place. The wall of names, the memorial and the exhibition really bring home the enormity of what the men who fought in the Battle of Britain did for us. The wall and memorial are beautiful in their simplicity. The setting couldn’t be more perfect. On a practical note, the museum has lots of parking, good clean toilets and a cafe with a really special view. I look forward to visiting again.
    Thank you so much for your kind review, Katherine! We look forward to welcoming you back :).
    Written 4 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Roy A
    Maidstone, United Kingdom55 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice experience.
    We were looking for a low cost trip out on a sunny Sunday afternoon so we chose to visit the Battle of Britain Memorial. It was easy to find and there were plenty of parking spaces. The car park charges were reasonable (from £1 for an hour) and the entrance is free unless you go for the Scramble Experience (adults £6, children £4). We were lucky because there was a Bonnets and Wings car show in the grounds which means we could enjoy a nostalgic look at many old cars from the past. There was also a swing band playing which was wonderful. The day was really great and really enjoyable. It's a really peaceful place and a great tribute to those who gave their lives for their country, I wasn't sure about paying for the Scramble Experience but I understand the running costs must be significant so maybe it's justifiable, but maybe a little bit too much for a large family.
    Hi there, thanks very much for your kind review - we're so pleased you enjoyed yourselves! As a charity the Trust depends on shop and café sales, parking and Scramble Experience visits for its existence. While we would like to offer free access into the experience, we really do rely on that income for our £240,000 running costs per year. Hope you can understand our predicament and hope to welcome you back to the site soon.
    Written 4 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 September 2023
  • May
    Kent, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable afternoon
    My partner and I had an experience afternoon booked including a cream tea after spending time with our guide Jules. What a wonderful knowledgeable man. Thoroughly enjoyed by us both. Lovely clean environment. Staff were lovely and friendly. Thank you. Elaine and Steve
    Thank you Elaine and Steve for your lovely review of our experience packages. We're so pleased you enjoyed yourselves! Look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
    Written 25 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Catherine H
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit in all weathers.
    Amazing views. Stunning monument with historic planes. We visited just after the Spitfire was damaged by Storm Ciaran. We hope everyone that visits will make a donation to help this be restored. The cafe is exceptionally good value and the food is yummy. Cream tea for 2 is £8 and the tea is proper strong! The cafe is upstairs and has amazing views. The staff and Colin are so friendly and knowledgeable. The toilets are fabulous - worth going in to see the Spitfire doors! The building is fully accessible too. A brilliant place to visit!
    Thank you so much for your kind review and lovely words. We look forward to welcoming you back!
    Written 27 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 November 2023
  • Leeds73
    Norwich, United Kingdom183 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive and moving
    Was gifted this as a Virgin Experience including a Prosecco cream tea. Needed to rearrange date several times and Audrey in the office could not have been more accommodating. Easy to find and friendly welcome from stepping through doors. We were lucky with the weather and it was gloriously sunny if bracing when doing the outside part. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. The “Scramble Experience” is one of the best interactive exhibits I have ever visited. The film as part of this was very moving and authentic. The recordings with the veterans (not just pilots) both video and audio brought that time to life. The view over the Channel from the Cockpit Café upstairs in the Wing is very evocative. The cream tea rounded of the day nicely and fortified us for the long drive back to Norfolk.
    Thank you so much for your kind review, Leeds73! We're so pleased you enjoyed the experience package, The Scramble Experience and that it was worth a long drive from Norfolk. We'll also pass this lovely feedback to Audrey.
    Written 27 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 November 2023
  • doverrog
    Maidstone, United Kingdom166 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do not miss this exciting centre.
    Not only providing excellent views across the channel, the site has a modern cafe and souvenir centre. The most exciting and highly recommended part is the interactive experience. Well made for all the family to enjoy, its a great opportunity to involve everyone ob the wartime experience of the Battle of Britain. There are interactive maps and displays including a Hurricane flight simulator. Lots of parking.
    We look forward to welcoming you back 😊 – thank you for your kind words!
    Written 27 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 February 2024
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Janefandtonyj
St Ives, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Immersive experience in the museum was superb. Thought provoking, interesting and interactive.
Lovely cafe with views over English Channel.
Written 12 June 2024
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Terry D
Reading, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Excellent tribute to the Battle of Britain Few - for all ages, my grandchildren loved it. Will go again when in the area. Excellent Cafe & viewing platform!
Written 31 May 2024
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Simon M Lincoln
Sawbridgeworth, UK101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Great time had here. Walked the ground looking at the various tributes and memorials here, all set with a lovely coastal view. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Nice cafe in the Wing main building with a nice outdoor terrace.
Written 4 April 2024
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Thank you very much for your kind review, Simon! We look forward to welcoming you back.
Written 25 April 2024
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emuslushy
London, UK399 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This tribute to The Few is simple yet striking. A lone airman sits looking out over the Channel, waiting and watching.

There is a wall of recognition to ALL those pilots who flew in the Battle of Britain. Seeing the names together shows just how Few they were. It is right that they are all remembered.

There is also a replica Spitfire, Hurricane and Stuka. Don't miss BOB the dog.

Lots of information around.

The visitor centre was very interesting. There was a very reasonably priced shop, which was well stocked and cafe, which had a good range of reasonably priced items. The staff were very friendly and extremely welcoming.

There is no charge for the memorial. You have to pay for parking, which was very reasonably priced and the entry to the Scramble exhibit. I didn't vist the Scramble but will on a future visit.

Lest We Forget.
Written 13 March 2024
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Thank you for your kind review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Memorial. We look forward to welcoming you back for a Scramble Experience visit!
Written 4 April 2024
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doverrog
Maidstone, UK166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Not only providing excellent views across the channel, the site has a modern cafe and souvenir centre. The most exciting and highly recommended part is the interactive experience. Well made for all the family to enjoy, its a great opportunity to involve everyone ob the wartime experience of the Battle of Britain. There are interactive maps and displays including a Hurricane flight simulator.
Lots of parking.
Written 5 February 2024
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We look forward to welcoming you back 😊 – thank you for your kind words!
Written 27 February 2024
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williamskdn
Pontypridd, UK1,054 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This is a great memorial with some great sculptures, a well worth while stop. The staff were friendly and helpful. Did not have much time here as they were closing soon, but will return again and spend more time to have a look around.
Written 21 January 2024
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Thank you for your kind review - we look forward to welcoming you back!
Written 31 January 2024
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Ian A
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
A great memorial to The Few overlooking the English Channel. A good little cafe to get a bite to eat and a drink as well.
Written 8 December 2023
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Thank you for your kind review, Ian!
Written 2 January 2024
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Leeds73
Norwich, UK183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Was gifted this as a Virgin Experience including a Prosecco cream tea. Needed to rearrange date several times and Audrey in the office could not have been more accommodating. Easy to find and friendly welcome from stepping through doors. We were lucky with the weather and it was gloriously sunny if bracing when doing the outside part. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. The “Scramble Experience” is one of the best interactive exhibits I have ever visited. The film as part of this was very moving and authentic. The recordings with the veterans (not just pilots) both video and audio brought that time to life. The view over the Channel from the Cockpit Café upstairs in the Wing is very evocative. The cream tea rounded of the day nicely and fortified us for the long drive back to Norfolk.
Written 17 November 2023
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Thank you so much for your kind review, Leeds73! We're so pleased you enjoyed the experience package, The Scramble Experience and that it was worth a long drive from Norfolk. We'll also pass this lovely feedback to Audrey.
Written 27 November 2023
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bill r
Bath, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
A worthwhile pilgrimage.A time for reflection and inner thoughts.Gift shop was reasonably priced,so I spent some money.Too many places get the pricing wrong.
Written 17 November 2023
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Thank you for your kind review and words about the gift shop, Bill!
Written 27 November 2023
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Catherine H
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Amazing views. Stunning monument with historic planes. We visited just after the Spitfire was damaged by Storm Ciaran. We hope everyone that visits will make a donation to help this be restored. The cafe is exceptionally good value and the food is yummy. Cream tea for 2 is £8 and the tea is proper strong! The cafe is upstairs and has amazing views. The staff and Colin are so friendly and knowledgeable. The toilets are fabulous - worth going in to see the Spitfire doors! The building is fully accessible too.
A brilliant place to visit!
Written 3 November 2023
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Thank you so much for your kind review and lovely words. We look forward to welcoming you back!
Written 27 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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