Spitfire Hangar Tour

So much more than a Spitfire Museum. See the inner workings of the largest Spitfire restoration facility in the World.

Based at the Spitfire Heritage Hangar at RAF Biggin Hill, possibly the most famous fighter station, you’ll be walking in the footsteps of the young pilots who scrambled to intercept enemy aircraft and the ground crews who battled to keep the aircraft functioning, armed and fuelled. Stories explaining the history of Biggin Hill and the many squadrons that called it home will be told against the backdrop of a living Spitfire museum where the meticulous work of returning a 1940’s Spitfire to flying condition can be seen.

As seen on the Channel 4 Series ‘Inside the Spitfire Factory’


  • A guided tour of the Spitfire Factory, including the restoration project aircraft
  • Observe engineers building wings, fabricating aircraft parts and installing engines
  • 14 Spitfires, Hurricane, Messerschmitt 109, Harvard and Cub aircraft to view
  • A collection of vintage cars, motorcycles, Merlin engines and WWII artefacts
  • See traditional skills such as riveting and panel work
  • Tours last an hour and a half
Per person

Important information:

  • Available on selected Weekdays and Weekends
  • Tours usually start 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00
  • The factory can be noisy with machinery and hand tools in use
  • The hangar is a working engineering environment so isn’t ideal for young children
  • Under 16’s can attend under 1:1 paying adult supervision
  • There is no charge for under-12s
  • Wheelchairs are available onsite
  • Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities
  • Free parking onsite
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Spitfire Hangar Tour

Guided Spitfire Tours at Biggin Hill