School visits

The Battle of Britain Memorial offers a remarkable learning experience for young people studying World War 2 in general or the Battle of Britain in particular. Visit us for:

  • Dedicated teaching resources

  • Key Stage 2 and 3 worksheets provided

  • Hands on ‘fun’ and a wealth of information in The Scramble Experience

  • Free guided tour of the site

  • Reduced entry for school parties

  • Coach parking

  • Free admission for staff

  • Lunch facilities

  • Accredited by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

 

A key aim of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is to educate visitors about the bravery and the sacrifice of the Few, and young people are a key focus of that mission.

While previous generations had closer links with the second world war, albeit through parents or grandparents, today’s school children are increasingly unlikely to be able to access first hand knowledge of the conflict.

It was the realisation that the Battle of Britain would soon be a page in history books rather than a living memory that inspired so many of the Few actively to back the campaign to build The Wing, with the interactive Scramble Experience at its heart.

While the audio-visual wizardry of the Experience takes up one wing of the building, the other houses the Geoffrey Page Centre, our purpose-built education area designed with schools in mind.

Schools are invited to use the centre as a base for an educational visit to the site, which has been awarded a Quality Badge from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.

Worksheets for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 are available, along with a fun worksheet for younger children. Here’s a sample.

To add context to the learning experience, school parties can be taken on a guided tour of the site by site manager Jules or one of his team. The replica fighters and other attrations on the site  have many a fascinating story to tell, and our knowledgeable staff enjoy the chance to tell them.

There is a special concessionary rate for visiting The Scramble Experience of £2.50 per person for pre-booked educational visits (with free admission for up to three members of staff/coach drivers).

Please note: pre-booked coaches bringing visitors or school groups to The Scramble Experience benefit from free parking. Coaches that are not pre-booked must pay to park.

To pre-book your school or coach party (and benefit from reduced admission charges), telephone +44 (0)1303 249292 or email enquiries@battleofbritainmemorial.org

Here’s what some of the children on a recent school visit said of their experience.