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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
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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Boys loved it here

We took 2 boys here and they loved it. Very interesting and informative. will most certainly be back on our next trip to Kent. Very good cafe here too.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Coverack, United Kingdom
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Coverack, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took 2 boys here and they loved it. Very interesting and informative. will most certainly be back on our next trip to Kent. Very good cafe here too.

Thank m_roberts1234
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small museum but, excellent and well worth a visit. I can remember visiting the original site in the 1980's and it's great to see how this has all developed over the years. I learn something new each time I have visited. If you are in the area, make sure you pop in and don't miss the Merlin cafe, you... More 

Thank Sean F
Spalding, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We first had a wonderful lunch in the cafe next to the museum. Then we went round the little but information packed museum. We met Ron a volunteer who used to fly Dakotas in the war. He was facinating to listen to, and a lovely man. Just a point that while you are at this museum, don't miss the other... More 

Thank Roverlass
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited the Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum last Sunday and we were very glad we did. The two aircraft on display are both World War Two originals with many artifacts and documents telling the story of The Few and the men and women who helped win the great battle, which raged daily overhead. The staff were... More 

Thank Peter W
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Spent an hour here with the children in the school holidays and we all had a lovely time and really enjoyed looking at the history. Next time we'll try the cafeteria. We will definitely visit again.

Thank Zoe D
Rainham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Absolutely love this free museum, Hurricane and Spitfire looking awesome in the setting that helped repel Hitlers operation Sea-lion. My son had a school project to do on WW2 so what better place to do it. So much to see, i have spent hours ogling all the fascinating exhibits while forties music plays along with Churchill speech's and fighter pilots... More 

Thank Paul M
Rainham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 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.

Thank j0j0mick
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017

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 

Thank A2day000
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94 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

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

Thank ivor123
The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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