With The Wing and car park set to re-open to visitors next Wednesday (19 May), the team has been busy making sure the site is at its best.
Stonemason and Trust supporter Gordon Newton, who trades as The Stone Shop, near Maidstone, has been busy pressure washing the airman at the centre of the National Memorial to the Few, while site manager Jules Gomez and assistant manager Audrey Gomez have been making sure the rest of the site is spick and span.
With new delicacies on the Cockpit Cafe menu and the shop restocked, we can't wait to welcome visitors back to The Wing. The outside of the site has been open to visitors on foot throughout the lockdown.
We will, of course, have full Covid-19 precautions in place and visitors will be required to wear a mask inside the building except when sitting in the cafe or if they can show a proof of exemption certificate. All our attractions, including The Scramble Experience, will be up and running - but please note we are initially open from Wednesday to Sunday only each week, from 10am to 5pm.
Work is also progressing on lighting up the rest of the site to make it even more special after dusk. With the Memorial itself already floodlit, we are installing lighting to the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall, the Beaverbrook Wall, the replica aircraft and the propellor blades at the entrance of the site. These improvements have been funded by our generous benefactor Alistair Kerr.