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The Battle of Britain Memorial

New Dover Rd, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone, CT18 7JJ

The Wing is the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s visitor centre at the Capel-le-Ferne site of the National Memorial to the Few, home to The Scramble Experience.

The Wing is the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s visitor centre at the Capel-le-Ferne site of the National Memorial to the Few, home to The Scramble Experience.

Opened in March, 2015, this eye-catching building was designed by Folkestone architectural practice Godden Allen Lawn in the shape of a Spitfire wing, complete with its famous uplift.

The Wing is not a museum but houses The Scramble Experience, an exciting, hands-on attraction that uses audio-visual effects, a video wall and other special techniques to show something of what the Few experienced in the summer and early autumn of 1940.

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Opening Times

1st March - 30th September

Open daily

10.00 - 17.00

(last entry to the experience/café purchase 16.30)

The Memorial site itself is open 365 days a year to those on foot (access is via the side gate) but the car park, shop, cafe and Scramble Experience are open as per the times shown below.

1st October - 29th February

Tuesday - Sunday

10.00 - 16.00

(last entry to the Experience/café purchase 15.30pm)

Prices

The Scramble Experience

Adult

£6.00

Child (5-16)

£4.00

Child (under 5)

FREE

Family (2 adults + 2 children)

£16.50

Friend of Few

£5.00

OAP

£5.00

Entry to the Memorial is FREE.

Facilities

Dog Friendly

Café

Car Parking

Baby Changing

Disabled Access

Toilets

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