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Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum

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Address: The Airfield Manston Road | The Airfield, Manston CT12 5DF, England
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+44 1843 821940
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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Last minute visit

Popped in on the spur of the moment. Was surprised by how much was on display inside. Unfortunately it was very cold and we rushed around quickly not taking it all in. We will be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
j0j0mick
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Rainham, United Kingdom
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Rainham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in on the spur of the moment. Was surprised by how much was on display inside. Unfortunately it was very cold and we rushed around quickly not taking it all in. We will be back when the weather warms up, to learn more about our British history.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic place. We will go back when its a little warmer as understandably its impossible to keep 3 aircraft hangers heated. The range of aircraft is amazing; being able to look inside and put your head provides an immersive experience. This part of the museum you pay for but its very good value as just £2 for... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

well worth a visit. Completely in doors so ideal for any day with adequate parking outside. Nice exhibits

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We are a family of UK and Dutch decent and live in Holland. During the autumn school holiday we visited the museum with my parents of 81 and my son of 8 (I'm 47). This museum was on my fathers list for a long time and we weren't disappointed: It was a great afternoon out. This museum is lovingly and... More 

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1 Thank Davis W
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We were adviced to visit from the bon memorial and we weren't disappointed at all. A cracking free muesum and well worth the drive to see it. Lovely kept aircraft a credit to the few. Will recommend it to anyone in the area

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

What a cracking museum! With two halls..one with a MKII Hurricane and one with a MKXIV Spitfire: both crammed with memorbilia and history. Its free entry and has a super cafe that does hot and cold snacks. Well worth a visit if your passing!

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Rockingham, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We had travelled from Australia with only a couple of "Must do's" One was to visit a particular museum with Spitfires and such but it turned out to be a disaster - thrown out for taking a phone call . Luckily our family knew of the Spitfire museum and took us there a few days later. A completely different reception.... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We visited this museum recently with my 90 year old father who reminisced about his evacuee days and cycling to the airfield to watch planes taking off!! This exhibition has a variety of artefacts and planes to appeal to all interests. My father liked the planes and "military' aspect, I liked the social and Life at home information whilst my... More 

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1 Thank Anne W
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

What a lovely find with friendly helpful staff, really enjoyed looking round here with everything explained on little cards and people on hand to answer questions. Everything is kept pristine and the place has a really nostalgic feel. Lovely little coffee shop to have a rest before you look round the second muesuem just as informative as the first. Set... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We came to visit this museum because of our sons interest for spitfires and because of the historical value of such a museum. There is a lot to see and our son made a lot of pictures. You also can sit for a cup of coffee. Recommendable!

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