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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 2013
Type: Military Museums
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English first
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Well preserved and looked after exhibits even though some of it has that home-made look. You can see it is lovingly looked after. The assortment of aircraft and memorabilia are impressive and it makes a good partner to the Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial across the car park. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We popped in here as the hurricane and spitfire was closed. It is a little gem offering a real slice of RAF history. It is much larger than I anticipated and great value for money. Everyone will love getting up close to the great collection of planes and the informative displays.

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Malaga, Spain
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

How convenient, two great little museums only a few yards apart. A wonderful way to wile away a couple of hours, lots to see and some unusual aircraft items like cockpits removed from their doner planes. Good ww11 display and a great selection of models to buy in the entrance shop. With a tiny entrance fee this is another museum... More

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Randolph, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This is just across the parking lot from the above mentioned place. It is always expanding and improving. Will tell you much about this areas interesting aviation history with aircraft and historical displays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We have visited this museum many times and will continue to do so in the future. It's very interesting and informative and very good value for money. A great place to take the kids.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is another fascinating exhibition. This on charts the history of RAF Manston. When it closed, the nearest SAR helicopter was in Suffolk, which makes one wonder why it was closed down. The exhibition gave me the information needed to ask that question. Similarly, it was one of the closest airfields to the Channel coast, so took a pasting in... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Really £1.50 for entry. What an excellent little muesum.I strongly advise you visit and spread the word.

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