The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust is a charity that receives no council or government funding and relies on the generosity of supporters and visitors for the upkeep of this fantastic site. Please give generously, visit the cafe, buy a souvenir or include The Scramble Experience in your day. Above all, enjoy your visit and take some time to think about the bravery and sacrifice of the men of the RAF whose valour this site commemorates.
There is a small charge for parking to help the Trust meet the £100,000 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, is 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 will 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.
The ladies’, gents’ and disabled toilets are located inside the The Wing. Baby change facilities are also avaiable.
The Cockpit Cafe is located on the first floor of the The Wing , and a lift is 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.
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 Assistant dogs are welcome in The Wing. See our review on Euan’s Guide here