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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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Spend a few hours here re live the blitz in a blaçkout see planes and helicopters in three hangers with outside area , including copies of trsnsport like the truck used in the film warhorse , great museum

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

I would definitely recommend you visit this museum if you are in the Thanet area. Very good value for money, so much to see, read and absorb. Interesting, informative and educational. My 3 children thoroughly enjoyed the visit, in fact we have been back several times. Lovely friendly volunteers work there, they are nice to talk to. Lovely little gift... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This was really interesting. It is an old RAF station which was key in the Battle of Britain as most of it was fought over that very area. That part of the exhibition was the best for me - so informative with lots of photos and information. It also has some actual aircraft there and a feature on 'Operation Chastise'... More

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was very interesting and good value. My daughter, who is 5, had been learning about the wars at school and so found it interesting, and for me seeing all the old local pictures was brilliant.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

An excellent local museum housed in several former RAF hangars, showing the history of military flying at Manston between 1916 and 2009, including over 20 complete or part aircraft - including a German V1 flying bomb! The staff are attentive and know their stuff well! Although publicity surrounding the recent closure of Manston airport has seen a drop in visitors,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Well worth a visit. Very reasonable entry prices and interesting and informative exhibits for all the family.

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Ware, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband heard about this place and wanted to visit. I intended to sit outside or go to the spitfire and hurricane museum cafe adjacent and wait for him as I didn't think it would be my thing. Well I have to say, I was wrong. A very very reasonable £1.50 to get In and certainly value for money. There... More

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited here ten years ago and came back with our two year old who loved it, the staff are very friendly, it is a shame that more things were not accessible as there were ten years ago as I remember my oldest son being able to sit in the cockpit,s of some planes, but I can understand overtime, money... More

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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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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