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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 the Trust has now returned to seven-day opening as per the times below.
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)
While restrictions have now been lifted, the Trust’s priority is still to keep staff, volunteers and visitors safe. We still encourage visitors to wear a facemask although we appreciate that this is voluntary. We will continue to provide hand sanitiser and NHS log-in app posters and we would ask all our visitors to be considerate to others with regards to social distancing. There are no booking requirements for The Scramble Experience but the staff will monitor the number of visitors inside the attraction at any one time.
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