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Battle of Britain Memorial Trust

New Dover Road, Capel le Ferne, Folkestone, CT18 7JJ, United Kingdom

National Memorial to the Few, is a tribute to the heroes who fought to save this country from invasion in the summer and early autumn of 1940.

The new Scramble Experience offers an immersive audio-visual introduction to the Battle, while the site itself is a place of quiet reflection and includes the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall, which lists the name of every one of ‘the Few’ who flew. A replica Hurricane and Spitfire, an excellent shop and a café with stunning views of France make this a special place to visit.

The new visitor centre, 'The Wing' is an eye-catching design in the shape of a Spitfire wing, complete with dihedral angle. Architects Godden Allen Lawn along with consulting engineers Crofton Consulting were appointed to undertake the building design with contractors Epps Construction undertaking the construction work. The building was opened by Her Majesty the Queen on 26 March 2015 and won 'Project of the Year' at the 2016 Kent Design and Development awards.

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Opening Times

Wing and car park

1st March - 30th September

10.00 - 17.00

1st October - 28th February

10.00 - 16.00

Memorial open 24/7



Please note there is a car parking charge


There is a charge to visit the Scramble Experience (maximum £6.)


Baby Changing


Car Parking

Picnic Site

Disabled Access


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