BATTLE OF BRITAIN DAY
10am to 5.30pm
Join us and celebrate the Battle of Britain Day at the Battle of Britain Bunker! Learn how the UK’s landmark air defence system worked and how the secret bunker played a key role in the nation’s air defence. Take part in our family activities, witness the remembrance wreath ceremony, attend our expert talks, and watch the celebrated film The Battle of Britain in our new auditorium.
There will be a wreath laying ceremony at 10.30am at our memorial, to remember those who participated in the battle.
The day includes specialist talks from Chris Wren, the former curator of the Battle of Britain Bunker, and celebrated historian and author Paul Beaver. Chris Wren will discuss the history of the bunker and its role, and will be speaking at 11am and 1pm. Paul Beaver will discuss ‘Secrets of the Battle of Britain’ and his books, at 4.30pm. Tickets are free, and can be reserved here.
Finally, finish the day at 6pm with a special film screening of The Battle of Britain movie from 1969 starring Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Trevor Howard and a host more of British acting talent. Tickets are £3, and can be purchased here.
10am to 4.30pm
The Battle of Britain Bunker will host several events throughout the day to remember those who lost their lives in the two world wars and since. This will be a chance to reflect on and pay respects to those who served and who lost their lives both at home and abroad. There will be family activities, such as Make Your Own Poppy, and discovery trails that help young people learn more about this important day. The Blue Cross will have a talk at 13:00 for families about remembering the animals who served in the First and Second World War. There is no need to book in advance for this, please sign up for a ticket on the day.