Education Programme

Introducing our newly revised Education Programme!

Thanks to support by the Lottery Heritage Fund, we have been able to appoint an Educational Visits Coordinator and create a brand new programme aimed at school visits by years 6 and 7.

This revised timetable allows for a longer visit which will comprise two sessions in the morning, a break for the children to eat their packed lunches and then two more sessions in the afternoon, all within the normal school day times.

These visits take place in our original and atmospheric wartime hangar, which provides children with a stimulating environment in which to learn about WW2.

Discover Our Education Programme

The four sections covered during a visit will include:

● Code Breaking, Morse Code and Phonetics
● The Holocaust and Life Of A UK Evacuee
● Aircraft of WW2 and Women’s Roles During The War
● D-Day, our MK IX Spitfire ‘Lucy’ and Weapons

These sessions will be taught by our experienced and friendly team and will include activities paired with each subject. 

School Visits

Our school visits run from 10:00 – 14:00 and prices are as follows:

Group of 30-50 pupils – £5 per child

Group of 50+ pupils – £3 per child

To make a booking and for all school visit enquiries please Email our Visits Coordinator 

We are also looking to create another educational programme based around the STEM subjects and which will be designed for students in secondary and higher education. We are aiming to launch this in 2022.

Group Visits

We also offer visits to groups such as Scouts, Beavers, Cadets etc. which can be based around the educational subjects mentioned above or tailored to your group’s needs.

These can also be accommodated outside of school hours so please Email Us  and we will be happy to discuss your requests. 

Spitfire Display Team

Mayfield Primary School Year 6 teacher.

What an absolutely fantastic day yesterday!

Year 6 experienced and learnt things beyond the classroom at the Hangar 42 Spitfire Visitor Centre – The life and times of an evacuee, learning and solving Morse code and the phonetic alphabet, machinery and weapons as well as seeing real life and replica planes and artifacts.

The children were exceptional in representing our school, as usual and the reaction from the children throughout the day was electric.

We cannot thank the team at the center enough, they couldn’t have done anymore to accommodate us – a particular shout out to the team leader Melissa Neal who has been amazing from the first point of contact to the very end of the day! Thank you 🙂

Please consider taking your children to this WW2 experience – we can’t recommend it highly enough!