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The RAF Manston History Museum

Manston Road, Manston CT12 5DF, England
+44 1843 825224
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Excellent Museum, a real treasure

We have visited this museum before, but my son wanted to go again and have a look because it had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kent, UK
Don't miss this gem of a museum!

It's just across the car park from the Spitfire & Hurricane Museum but I can imagine this being... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“car park” (16 reviews)
“per adult” (9 reviews)
“cheap entry” (3 reviews)
Manston Road, Manston CT12 5DF, England
+44 1843 825224
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this museum before, but my son wanted to go again and have a look because it had been a while, and as a user of RAF Manston in the past, I didn't need to be asked twice! The museum is located in...More

2  Thank AndyPol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's just across the car park from the Spitfire & Hurricane Museum but I can imagine this being easily missed. There's a lot to enjoy in the Museum, with recreations of wartime Britain, huge model dioramas and plenty of full-size actual aircraft to look around....More

Thank Mediatwin
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Please do visit this museum to learn about the RAF and general aviation around Ramsgate & Manston. This museum is maintained by volunteers and they do a great job. Historical planes as well as modern fighter jets on display. It also gives a lot of...More

Thank Gerard-Thijs
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Went over today and had a brilliant time. It was an open cockpit day and we all climbed in the various planes and had a very informative chat with the attendants who explained the planes wonderfully. There was lots of very engaging exhibits and our...More

1  Thank Audra K
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My husband is very much into aviation history and we visited last Saturday with our children. I myself found it so interesting, very impressive aircraft. My son loved it and the baby slept through so all perfect!

Thank Puntit0
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I love this museum. It's reasonable price to get into and really interesting. Considering the size, it's a good collection spanning the years that Manston was operational. If you get the chance, it's worth making the effort to visit.

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We have been to the Spitfire and Hurricane museum many times but have always missed this museum that is on the opposite side of the carpark. It looks quite insignificant from the outside, but is huge inside, with many many areas full of interesting planes...More

Thank Roverlass
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

For a small fee this museum has everything you would expect of an ex-RAF Airfield museum. I was pleasantly surprised with the number and mixture of aircraft on display and staff were friendly and helpful. With a documented history of the airfield and some very...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Worth a visit as plenty to see but not particulary child-friendly. Two recreated rooms, a hut of airmen waiting to "scramble" and a 1940s living room well done but photos just stuck on walls and captions too small to read.

Thank Adventurousoldie
Reviewed 11 February 2017

3 hangers bursting with planes, parts of planes, air rescue helicopter etc. You can put your head inside planes which provides an immersive experience. For slickness it can't compete with the Imperial War Museum, however for the range and amount of aircraft paraphernalia it beats...More

Thank A2day000
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