Once a Battle of Britain Station, today it houses the largest collection of relics and related memorabilia of British and German aircraft involved in the fighting. Also on display are full-size replicas of the Hurricane, Spitfire and Me109 used in Battle of Britain films. Artefacts on show, recovered from over 700 Battle of Britain aircraft, form a lasting memorial to all those involved in the conflict. Also on display are aircrafts, vehicles, weapons, flying equipment, uniforms and fine art prints.
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Opening Times: Open Good Fri-May and Oct, 10-4; Jun-Sep, 10-5 (last admission 1 hour before closing). Closed Mon excluding BHs
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About the area
The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.
Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages.
In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.
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