Battle of Britain Memorial
Battle of Britain Memorial
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A Memorial to the men of the Battle of Britain alongside a modern interpretation centre that brings to life the victory 'the Few' achieved over the Luftwaffe in 1940. A place of quiet pilgrimage coupled with a high-tech and interactive visitor centre - plus fantastic views over The Channel from our first-floor cafe. Shop and coach parking.
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Joy G
5 contributions
Mar 2023
Very moving experience , such a great way to learn about the Battle of Britain .
It has a great cafe , i had a really great hot chocolate and gluten free cake my friends tell me the coffee was good too.
A lovely way to spend an afternoon.
Written March 7, 2023
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Peter C
3 contributions
Jul 2022
Fantastic time we had a lovely place just made you think what the time they done for us we will be going back this year 2023,fantastic shop and cafe.
Written January 9, 2023
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Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to welcoming you back.
Written January 30, 2023
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Davmoe
Perth, Australia97 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Anyone with a knowledge or interest in WW2 could not help but be moved by this memorial.
Enjoy the Scramble experience and take the time to read the words and the history of this exhibition.
Outdoors wander around the grounds, reflecting at the memorial wall, gaze out to sea at the central sculpture and imagine what it must have been like in 1940.
For those in need the Cockpit Cafe provides light meals and snacks on the upper level.
Highly commended and recommended.
Written October 31, 2022
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Thank you very much for your great review and kind words! We really appreciate it.
Written November 30, 2022
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HappyJac2016
15 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
We’ve come here for many years… to honour The Few and recharge our batteries. It’s a beautiful, peaceful place that (if you are lucky enough) will sometimes be enhanced with the sound of the beautiful Spitfire’s and their magnificent Merlin engines.

A place to sit, reflect on those who paid the ultimate price and look out over the Channel remembering all those who gave so much.

We used to attend the Memorial days and come for the special service on the 15th September.

It really is the most wonderful place to be xx

PS Managed this very special photo from my flight in Elizabeth on the 11th September 2022 doing a barrel roll over the Memorial… indescribable 🇬🇧✨
Written October 17, 2022
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Thank you for your kind review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks you also for your ongoing support, it means a lot to us. Amazing photo!
Written October 27, 2022
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mwooduk
Miami, FL7,632 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
This is a very well done memorial with a fantastic gift shop and a very nice café. I believe we did have to pay to park which I thought was strange. We did not have time to watch the short movie but we did walk to the memorial and down to the waterfront and enjoy the view looking over to France. I got some great Christmas presents in the gift shop as well as a nice poppy brooch for myself. You only need about an hour here.
Written October 10, 2022
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We look forward to welcoming you back 😊 – thank you for your kind words!
Written October 27, 2022
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Marc W
Ashford, UK257 contributions
Sep 2022
Such calm dignity and sensitivity almost underwhelm the significance of this memorial. The dedication and courage of those young men is wonderfully under stated by the simple wall of names. The entire experience is a learning curve, clearly researched and illustrated. I will certainly return with our grandson. There is also a very good cafe. All the staff are friendly and helpful.
I believe everyone should visit at least once!
Written September 30, 2022
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We look forward to welcoming you back 😊 – thank you for your kind words!
Written October 27, 2022
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Martin
4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
It says it all, I love it here, I'm came for my 29th birthday, since I was a boy I've been fascinated by the battle of Britain and this was the first time I'd experienced it on this level, I mean wow! I learnt so much, we went into to the beautifully made building met by a lovely gentleman on the desk who we paid our entry too, he explained that in this wing there were exhibits that didn't belong to them so he asked politely that we not take pictures in that area, fair enough, we went in and wow it was interactive, so many boards to read there were uniforms to try on me and my partner had great fun trying them on (the staff were lovely I'm sure if we'd of asked them they'd of let us take a picture of us with them on) for me I loved thr hurricane simulator, using all the info I learnt on the boards in the room I managed to shoot down 10 German bombers.

After this, we watched the scramble video and that really spoke to me when the gent said "Im just waiting to be taken" such a strong statement at that time really moving.

After this, we went out to the memorial oh my what a stunning memorial, I found my local squadron of 611 squadron. Absolutely loved it, the replica planes are in great shape.
The coffee shop was staffed by two heroes of the rainy day, having hot drinks ready when we came up and a beautiful sausage roll, yummy

I left here proud to be British and I learnt soo much, it was worth every penny. Highly recommend it a definite must if your near by.
Written September 13, 2022
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Hi Lee, thank you so much for your kind review. We really enjoyed reading this and it's so lovely to hear about how much of a great experience you had. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
Written September 29, 2022
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Cazmick095
Ramsgate, UK5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
A peaceful setting in which to remember those brave people who fought for our freedom.
We visited as a large group called "Nostalgic Sandwich" and were warmly welcomed by the volunteers. Our group consists of mainly the older generation and had no problems accessing any areas.
The cafe was excellent and the shop sold appropriate items at affordable prices.
Written September 9, 2022
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Hi Caz, thanks so much for your kind words, so pleased your group enjoyed themselves. We'll pass on this great feedback to our volunteers and look forward to welcoming you all back at some point in the future.
Written September 29, 2022
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AlyG1954
Cambridgeshire, UK68 contributions
Sep 2022
So moving and very informative. The Scramble experience is well worth the small amount it costs. Very touching memorial and good to find out about everyone who took part in the Battle of Britain , and the events leading up to it. Made me feel very proud
Written September 7, 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind review, Aly. We look forward to welcoming you back!
Written September 29, 2022
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142Linda2014
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK7 contributions
Aug 2022
Beautiful setting overlooking the English Channel. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Talk and film great and interactive exhibition great for children. Good cafe with inside and outside space. Very enjoyable, even if not a World War 11 fan as such. Fitting tribute to the airmen and women, land crews, etc. involved.
Written September 1, 2022
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Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
Written September 5, 2022
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