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The RAF Manston History Museum

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Address: Manston Road, Manston CT12 5DF, England
Phone Number: 01843 825224
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History trip!

Another must do if you are in the area, this gives you the history of RAF Manston from start to finish, showing various models, memorabilia and actual planes. The displays are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Another must do if you are in the area, this gives you the history of RAF Manston from start to finish, showing various models, memorabilia and actual planes. The displays are fact finding and interesting and its worth the £2.00 enterance fee for adults and 50p for children.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A really interesting museum with lots of information about how Thanet was affected by the war, particularly from the air. Free but donations welcomed. Lots of different aircraft to view which make it an exciting experience for those with children.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I've visited this museum twice now and I've been impressed both times. As always impressed to see the Jaguar in the yard out back. Make sure you also visit the Spitfire museum across the car park to get up close with a Spitfire and a Hurricane as well as some artifacts. In the History Museum, do make sure you take... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

http://www.spitfiremuseum.org.uk/ A great afternoon spent in a superb museum, which is dedicated to the men and women who worked at Manston during the war and to the members of the FEW who flew from there and fought ine the battle if Britain. Many interesting exhibits, which include wonderful examples of a Spitfire and a Hawker Hurricane. If you love WW... More 

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great museum. Unfortunately the ramp for wheelchairs to the 1st floor is too narrow and steep. Rest of the mueums is wonderful. The exhibits are interesting and well laid out.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Three members of staff on duty, two on the entrance were very friendly but the third, a cantacaras white bearded rude miserable old fart completely ruined my visit. He wasnt interested in even listening to my request. I think they need a reminder that they are open to the public and therefore need to engage the public. I also found... More 

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Ashford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

My partner had wanted to visit for a while now and from what I could remember as a little girl when my parents brought me I only had good things to say about it. My partner and I had a great couple of hours looking around. We both learnt a lot about Manston airport. It's a real shame that the... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

this was a great little museum a real tardous looks so small on the outside. A real hidden gem, my children loved seeing the different aircraft. I loved finding out the history of RAF Manston and seeing pictures in its heyday. Such a pity about its current predicament. Well worth a visit IMHO

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

One of the best aviation museums i have ever visited! It looks very small from the outside but once inside there is lots to see including a wessex helicopter, English Electric Lightning and a Sepecat Jaguar. The whole museum is run by a small group volunteers (they even assembled the Lightning themselves) We spent a good 2 hours here but... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We love planes so thought we would take a look inside the museum. It looks small from the outside, but wow, were we surprised when we got inside! It is amazing, with planes, war scenes, etc. A must see when visiting Thanet. Close to Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate's beautiful beaches too.

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