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WHAT’S ON

Discover the latest events that will make your visit to the bunker even more enjoyable.

THE BUNKER

The bunker housed RAF Fighter Command’s No.11 Group Operations Room throughout the Second World War, the room from which most of the RAF’s side of the Battle of Britain was co-ordinated. Key decisions that would decide the fate of the nation were taken in the bunker throughout 1940 and it was thanks to the tireless work of the plotters and controllers that the RAF’s fighter pilots managed to keep the Luftwaffe at bay.

The Operations Room, in reality, a series of rooms on two levels some 60 feet (18 metres) underground, is reached via 76 steps. The plotting room with its large map table, squadron display boards, balloon and weather states, is exactly how it was when Winston Churchill visited on 15 September 1940.

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few” – Churchill’s famous phrase about the Battle of Britain was first spoken following one of his visits to the bunker in August 1940.

THE BUNKER

The bunker housed RAF Fighter Command’s No.11 Group Operations Room throughout the Second World War, the room from which most of the RAF’s side of the Battle of Britain was co-ordinated. Key decisions that would decide the fate of the nation were taken in the bunker throughout 1940 and it was thanks to the tireless work of the plotters and controllers that the RAF’s fighter pilots managed to keep the Luftwaffe at bay.

The Operations Room, in reality, a series of rooms on two levels some 60 feet (18 metres) underground, is reached via 76 steps. The plotting room with its large map table, squadron display boards, balloon and weather states, is exactly how it was when Winston Churchill visited on 15 September 1940.

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few” – Churchill’s famous phrase about the Battle of Britain was first spoken following one of his visits to the bunker in August 1940.

VISITOR CENTRE

The Battle of Britain Bunker Exhibition and Visitor Centre is a 2,000 square metre complex on two levels. Its design embraces the central themes of flight and aeroplanes. Our exhibition hall features state-of-the-art museum displays and we also have a 95 seat auditorium; large and small meeting rooms with views of the exhibition; a café and gift shop; reception area and toilets.

VENUE HIRE

Our visitor centre offers attractive and adaptable spaces for hire, from 20 to 200 people. Get in touch to book an atmospheric setting for your party, launch, meeting, away-day or conference. Private tours of the bunker are available for up to 50 people.

VENUE HIRE

Our new visitor centre offers attractive and adaptable spaces for hire, fitting from 20 up to 200 people if you decide to book the entire venue. Get in touch for help finding the perfect setting for your function, with options of hourly, half-day and full-day bookings. For a unique experience, why not book a private tour of the bunker for up to 50 people?

CAFE & SHOP

The cafe offers a variety of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes, fresh fruit and other snacks. An England-grown tea stockist has been specially selected not only because it’s local, but because they are supporters of the RAF.

In the gift shop you will find Battle of Britain Bunker merchandise, subject-related books, aviation-themed gifts, and items that support the Royal Air Force Association.

By enjoying our cafe and gift shop, you’ll be helping to support this historic place.

LEARNING CENTRE

Learn more about the Second World War and the Battle of Britain by booking one of our school sessions.

LEARNING CENTRE

Learn more about the Second World War and the Battle of Britain by booking one of our school sessions.

VOLUNTEERING

Volunteers have played a crucial role in the life of the Battle of Britain Bunker. Whether you have just a few hours a week or a month available, you’ll find a community ready to give you a warm welcome. Get in touch and find out more:

PLAN YOUR VISIT

VISITOR CENTRE OPENING TIMES

Seven days per week. 10am to 4.30pm, with last admission at 3.30pm Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

BOOKING

No need to book unless there are 10 or more in your group, in which case, please email in advance: bunker@hillingdon.gov.uk

ACCESS

There are accessible parking spaces available near the main entrance, a lift inside the building and a ramp up to the building.

We welcome assistance dogs.

The exhibition and visitor centre is wheelchair accessible.

Hearing aid induction loop is available.

SCHOOLS

A brand new schools programme is now available, free of charge. Talks for schools and youth organisations are tailored to their age.

For more information please contact bunker@hillingdon.gov.uk.

TOURS & FEES

BUNKER TOURS

Regular bunker tours take place at 10.15am, 11.30am, 12.45pm, 2pm, 3.15pm.

Tours last for one hour which includes a 35-minute presentation in the plotting room on its function during the Battle of Britain.

The bunker is accessed via 76 steps and may be unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

ADMISSION FEES VISITORS CENTRE ONLY

  • Under-18: FREE
  • UK serving and ex-military personnel: FREE
  • HillingdonFirst cardholders: FREE
  • Adults: £4
  • Over 65s: £3

ADMISSION FEES VISITORS CENTRE & BUNKER

  • Under-18: FREE
  • UK serving and ex-military personnel: FREE
  • HillingdonFirst cardholders: FREE
  • Adults: £7
  • Over 65s: £5

CONTACT

Phone

01895 238154

GETTING HERE

  • BY TUBE: Nearest station Uxbridge (Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines), then 15 minute walk (see below)
  • BY BUS: To St. Andrew’s Church on the: A10 or U3 from Heathrow or the 427, U1, U4 or U7
  • BY FOOT: from Uxbridge Station. Wren Avenue, Uxbridge, via the High Street and St Andrews Road, signposted by blue and brown tourist signs.
  • BY CAB: a short journey from the cab rank at Uxbridge Station
  • BY CAR: Use satnav postcode UB10 0BE (different from postal address) or search google maps for Battle of Britain Bunker