The Battle of Britain Bunker has reopened - 2 new family tours available daily at the weekend and over half term

All visits to the museum must be booked in advance online. Our cafe and shop are now open. Face coverings must be worn indoors.
Book an in-person visitMake a virtual visit or join an online event

VENUE HIRE NOW AVAILABLE

BOOK A VISIT

The bunker housed RAF Fighter Command’s No.11 Group Operations Room throughout the Second World War, the room from which the RAF co-ordinated most of the Battle of Britain, presented as Winston Churchill saw it on 15 September 1940.

You can make two kinds of in-person visit. A one-hour Bunker Tour takes you down 76 steps in a small distanced group to see the original 1940s bunker, followed by a visit to our exhibition. Alternatively, you can visit our exhibition only, which currently includes a free virtual video tour of the bunker. Face coverings must be worn in all indoor spaces on site.

Please note: HillingdonFirst cards must be shown to validate a discount, or full adult price will be charged at entry. A card only grants discounted entry for one: the person named on the card.

To book a visit, click on a date in the calendar below.

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OUR AIR DEFENCE EXHIBITION

The Battle of Britain Bunker Air Defence Exhibition 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 90 seat auditorium, currently giving you “virtual access” to the 1940s bunker.

OUR 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.

ONLINE EVENTS AND RESOURCES

Discover and join in with our online events and resources, in a year when we are commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain itself.

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 will reopen during October with a reduced menu of takeaway drinks and snacks.

Our gift shop is now open again, offering 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 PROGRAMME

In-person school visits are suspended over Autumn Term, but schools and other groups can learn more about the Second World War and the Battle of Britain by booking one of our virtual sessions.

LEARNING PROGRAMME

In-person school visits are suspended over Autumn Term, but schools and other groups can learn more about the Second World War and the Battle of Britain by booking one of our virtual sessions.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

VISITOR CENTRE OPENING TIMES

Seven days per week. 10am to 4.30pm, with last admission at 3.30pm Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. You must book in advance with the current government guidelines.

BOOKING

If you want to visit the 1940s Bunker (76 steps underground), you must book online to ensure entry.

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.

TOURS & FEES

BUNKER TOURS

The only way to visit the 1940s Bunker on site is to join one of our scheduled tours. You can see up-to-date availability and book in advance here.

Tours last around an hour, which includes a presentation in the plotting room. The Visitor Centre closes at 4.30pm so please plan to visit  before, if you are booked on the last tour. Please note, filming is not permitted.

The bunker is accessed via 76 steps and can be unsuitable for those with reduced mobility. Due to the heritage nature of the building there is no lift.

CONTACT

Phone

01895 238154

GETTING HERE

  • BY TUBE: Nearest station Uxbridge (Metropolitan and Piccadilly), then one mile walk through Dowding Park
    via the High Street and St Andrews Road, signposted by blue and brown tourist signs. There is a cab rank at Uxbridge.
    BY BUS:  To St. Andrew’s Church on the A10 or U3 from Heathrow or the 427, U1, U4 or U7 then walk through Dowding Park. Bus U2 stops at the junction of Hercies Road and Honey Hill.  Check routes at www.tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey
  • BY CAR: Use satnav postcode UB10 0BE (different from postal address) or search maps for Battle of Britain Bunker