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The RAF Manston History Museum

Manston Road, Manston CT12 5DF, England
01843 825224
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Manston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This museum is next to the Spitfire & Hurricane museum at what was RAF Manston. Unfortunately it is under threat of closure, as the owner wants to build on the land. When I went in mid June 2014, the curator said that as yet he had not been approached by the owner, and with such a large collection of memorabilia... More

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Adjoining the Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum this is also worth a visit. Currently admission is priced at £1.50. The museum stretches across 3 hangars and features a large collection of photographs and memorabilia detailing the history of Manston. This was a Battle of Britain Airfield and many items on display reflect how things were for aircrew during that time.... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Across the (free) car park from the Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum, with a V1 doodlebug outside, this large collcetion or aircraft old and modern, memorabilia, documents, reconstructions etc has something for everyon interested in the history of Manston airfield, WWII, the surrounding area and more recent international airport. Some exhibits have seen better days and are a bit dusty,... More

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Take time to visit, plenty to see, different types of aircraft. Again the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Its only £1.50 per adult.

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fantastic displays, from medals and shrapnel to planes and jeeps. The photos of local bomb damage are really something. The photos of the youngsters who lost their lives will send chills down your spine. Entry price was £1.50 per adult. You can not beat this anywhere.

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Good free parking. An informative few hours for those interested in the subject. Helpful, well informed staff.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I must put my hand up and admit I am not a great museum fan but I do find aviation very interesting and this was one of the best museums I have visited. The size is so do-able and I was not overwhelmed by thousands of artefacts. The staff were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and we had a great time.... More

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This great little museum packs so much into the space available. The preserved aircraft have been well maintained and placed well for thorough inspection and good photographic angles. Cabinets are filled with interesting and well made models. Every wall documents the history of the RAF involvement, and civil background to Manston from its beginning, through the war and right up... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

This small museum is outstanding and,frankly,needs far more publicity.The admission could be three times as much and you wouldn't complain.The exhibits are absolutely fascinating and it takes a long time to take them all in.The Staff are pleasant,welcoming and informative which enhances the visit.For any pupil studying the two world wars at school,this museum brings it all to life.we will... More

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I visited RAF Manston History Museum and was very pleased with the outcome of the day. On arrival I was greated with very friendly and helpful staff. The price of admision was excellent and would truly reccoment to visit the place

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