Before Visiting Us
Before your visit
- Pre – Visit offers: Would you like someone from the Kenley team to introduce Kenley, WWII and the Battle of Britain to your class before you visits? We offer pre and post visit resources and workshops completely free of charge.
- Use the Museum risk assessment: It makes life a lot easier. There is a lot of content, but you can use the elements most relevant to you.
- Check through your paperwork: We all know that mistakes can be made so check in advance that your timetable matches with what you recall booking. Mistakes can easily be amended in advance, but it becomes a lot harder to adapt on the actual day of your visit.
- Why not visit the first church to be damaged during the Battle of Britain on your way to the airfield? Speak to Reverend Tim Goode to arrange your visit around the impressive church and war graves to learn more about how WW2 affected our community.
- Clothing: Remember Kenley is an open air site – so dress for the weather. Hats are essential when it’s hot, and be prepared with waterproofs at all times of the year. Children need to have their legs and arms covered because of possible tics in the long grass – even when it’s hot.
- Footwear: Avoid open toe sandals, even in the summer, as the ground is uneven (particularly in the woods). Please send a letter home stipulating trainers and remind the children the day before. Wellies are the best footwear when it’s wet.
- We have limited facilities: Unless you are attending a learning festival, we do not offer facilities. If you are booking a handling workshop you will be based in the Portcullis club, where there are toilets as well as chairs and tables – so there’s somewhere to eat for lunch.
- Weather: Check the weather with before your visit. We are likely to go ahead unless weather is particularly severe.