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Battle of Britain Memorial, New Dover Rd, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone, CT18 7JJ (click here for Map)
The Memorial site itself is open 365 days a year to those on foot (access is via the side gate) but the car park, shop, cafe and Scramble Experience are open as per the times shown below.
Following the end of Covid-19 restrictions on 19 July the Trust is hoping to return to seven-day opening (as per the times below) on 1 August 2021. Until then, The Wing and car park will be open from Wednesday to Sunday only. The site itself is always open to visitors on foot.
1 March to end September, 10am – 5pm (last entry to the Experience/cafe purchase 4.30pm)
1 October to end February, 10am – 4pm (last entry to the Experience/cafe purchase 3.30pm)
We have Covid-19 safety measures in place and we ask our visitors to wear a face covering while in the building. Face coverings can be removed when seated in the cafe. If you would like to sample the Scramble Experience we are now operating a 50 minute session beginning on each hour. This enables staff to sanitise the Experience for the next set of visitors. Although it's not essential, you can pre-book a date and time for The Scramble Experience by emailing
There is a small charge for parking to help the Trust meet the £240,000 annual running costs of the site and The Wing. Parking is limited, and on busy days, or when there is a special event at the site, often overloaded. If you can use public transport, or park nearby and walk in to the site, that would be helpful.
Please note: pre-booked coaches bringing visitors to The Scramble Experience benefit from free parking. Coaches that are not pre-booked need to pay for parking.
We have a worksheet for young children and we welcome visitors of all ages. While the Memorial is a place of reflection, we are happy for children to run around in the fresh air and enjoy the views and we know that they will love the replica Spitfire and Hurricane. We only ask that you take a few minutes to explain to them the significance of the Memorial and what it stands for. Our guide for young people features our own cartoon airman and is available in the shop. Please keep your children in sight at all times and remember we are on a clifftop.
The ladies’, gents’ and disabled toilets are located inside the The Wing. Baby change facilities are also available.
The Cockpit Cafe is located on the first floor of the The Wing, with a lift available. The cafe sells hot drinks, soft drinks, ice creams, snacks, sandwiches and confectionery but currently does not serve hot food.
The shop stocks a wide range of souvenirs and Battle of Britain-themed gifts, including many unique collectors’ items signed by the Few. It also offers 'pocket money' items for youngsters as well as books, prints, logo'd clothing and model kits.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is delighted to welcome all visitors to this site of reflection and contemplation and has taken great care to ensure the site is fully accessible. Please click here to read our Access Statement in full.
The site is wheelchair friendly, although there are a number of slopes, and able-bodied helpers may be needed for manual wheelchairs. The site is on a clifftop and parents are warned to keep a close eye on their children. Dogs are allowed on site, but must be kept on a lead at all times. Only assistance dogs are welcome in The Wing. See our review on Euan’s Guide here.
The Battle of Britain Memorial is a place for remembrance. In addition, the Trustees have a duty to protect visitors to the site. With both those things in mind, a policy has been introduced which prohibits the use of small unmanned flying aircraft (drones) unless permission has been sought, and granted, in advance. Applications should be made to the site manager, but bear in mind the need to allow sufficient time for any application to be considered. The full policy can be read by following this link
Entry to the Memorial is free.
Charges below relates to The Scramble Experience.
Child (Under 5)
Friend of Few