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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 that is amazing.

Spent yesterday there, you think its small but a really good display across the time of flight history at Manston,the entrance fee is only £2 and all staff so helpful..Just across... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Spent yesterday there, you think its small but a really good display across the time of flight history at Manston,the entrance fee is only £2 and all staff so helpful..Just across the car park (((FREE))) from the Hurricane and Spitfire building,we will have to return for that one ..ONE not to miss in Kent..

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

As a previous reviewer said it's a bit like a tardis with loads of displays of aircraft and a helicopter and a fantastic fighter jet - it's a real enthusiasts museum and we spent a couple of hours here - a great day out as it's adjacent to the Spitfire & Hurricane museum

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

In an age when many museums are eschewing historic artefacts for inter-active displays focusing on people, it's great to visit a museum that celebrates its real hardware. The RAF Museum at Colindale near Hendon is packed full of historic planes depicting the history of the RAF and its adversaries. There are triplanes, biplanes and monoplanes of each era of military... More 

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Heinenoord, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Nice collection, with some unexpected airplanes. Especially the cockpit sections where great. Some promising restorations (Lightning) and Jaguar outside.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

In the early seventies I remember visiting the three aircraft kept outside near where the current Spitfire and Hurricane museum now stands, all now scrapped except the Spitfire in that museum. Therefore it is wonderful to see that from humble beginnings these volunteers have assembled and created a great record of this historic site with little backing; a tremendous achievement.... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Both very interesting. Lots to see and lots of information. Maybe more interesting to older generation, given that one museum is about WW1and WW2.The spitfire and hurricane museum is free and the Manston Museum is £2, not very expensive. There is also a cafe and loos. So much stuff to see and to read, need to be dedicated to do... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

A very deceptive building that once inside is alive with local history. We spent over 2 hours there and it is not difficult to see why Manston is so revered. Extremely helpful staff, a pleasure.

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

I am not new to the area but certainly new to this museum, which is one of Kent's best kept secrets. Helpful staff an accessible exhibits make for a great visiting experience. Private specialist museums can be dusty and out of date but this one presented itself very differently with lots of hands on and walk through options making it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have driven past this museum many times but never went in. It looked unappealing; a small building with a few bits outside in a small yard. It wasn't until I was really pushed for ideas to entertain visiting family that I called in. What a wonderful place. For a start, this is where the writers of Dr Who got... More 

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Visited today with the hubby and kids and I can honestly say we all really enjoyed it. Kids were interested to learn about the history and enjoyed being able to see the planes. Would highly recommend and will return again.

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Address: Address: Manston Road, Manston CT12 5DF, England
Phone Number: 01843 825224
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Manston

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