London's Hangar 6 will be closed 21 September while we update this exhibition.

Partial Closure of Hangar 5 Announced

Published on: 7 August 2020

The Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary LogoOpening 12 September: new Battle of Britain displays at both our Museum sites will mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle and become part of our permanent galleries.

Prime Minister Winston Churchill summed up the thoughts of the nation as the Battle of Britain raged overhead, thanking the RAF, ‘Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few’. Explore the stories of the Few and the Many – men and women from across society and from around the world who came together to face a common enemy – through interactive displays and unique objects including aircraft that survived the Battle.

An artist's impression of what our new displays will look like.An artist's impression of what our new displays will look like

An artist’s impression of our new displays in London

These permanent displays will be complemented by a stunning year-long art exhibition at our London site: In Air and Fire: War Artists, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. The exhibition will present over 50 works of art created in response to the war in the air by acclaimed artists such as Nash, Kennington, Laura Knight, Graham Sutherland, Nessler, Nevinson and Olga Lehmann.

The entrance to In Fire and AirIn Fire and Air will be on display in our Art Gallery from 12 September.

The In Fire and Air Exhibition, currently being hung at our London site

While these displays are being installed Hangar 5 in London will be partially closed to the public from 10 August until 12 September.

We would like to apologise for the disappointment that this may cause some of our visitors but believe the end result will be well worth it.

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