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Seven day opening soon!

The Wing and car park at the Memorial are set to return to seven-day opening next month, following the Government’s decision to proceed with the route out of lockdown.

With restrictions easing from Monday (19 July), the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust will be fully open from 10am to 5pm every day from 1 August. Until then The Wing and car park will remain closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The exterior of the site is always open to visitors on foot.

While they will no longer be legally required, the Trust will continue to encourage visitors to wear masks in The Wing in order to keep staff, volunteers and other visitors as safe as possible. Hand sanitiser will still be available for customers’ use, as will Covid-19 app check-in QR codes.

The one-way system and social distancing signage will be removed and both sets of doors will once again be available for entering and exiting the building. The Scramble Experience will no longer be closed for ten minutes each hour to allow for cleaning, with customers allowed to enter and exit as they wish, but we will ensure numbers are kept to a Covid-secure level at all times.

The other piece of good news is that businesses and groups can again book events in the Geoffrey Page Centre and Hunting Lodge from 19 July. These are excellent venues for meetings, presentations and training days; for more information on hiring either venue, contact the site on 01303 249292.

“We are delighted that things are getting back to normal across the country but we are also determined to continue playing our part in keeping everyone safe,” said Trust Chairman Richard Hunting CBE. “We will encourage others to help by wearing masks and using hand sanitiser, but we acknowledge that this will be a personal decision.”

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