Battle of Britain Memorial

Heritage & Regeneration

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s dramatic new visitor centre will be located at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne, just outside Folkestone, with an official opening timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 2015.

The Spitfire wing-shaped building has been funded by generous donations from individuals and charitable trusts together with local fund raising and collections.

The visitor and education centre will be situated just behind the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall, which lists the names of the just under 3,000 aircrew who took part in the Battle of Britain in the summer and early autumn of 1940.

One half of the building will house a multi-media experience that will use a range of audio-visual techniques to tell the story of the Battle, while the other will house a teaching area where visiting schools will be able to learn about the events of 1940. The building itself is designed to replicate the wing shape of the world’s most iconic fighter aircraft – right down to the dihedral.

Work also includes building a new coach park, so that the on site team can offer tours of the site.

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