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The RAF Manston History Museum

Address: Manston Road, Manston CT12 5DF, England
Phone Number: 01843 825224
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Manston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Type: Military Museums, Museums

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Housed in an wooden block this museum houses many of the artefacts that made RAF Manston's history so interesting and varied. Certainly not over pretentious but very, very interesting. Manned by volunteer staff who seemed to have a genuine interest in preserving the history.

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Faversham
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Although an amateur endeavour, there is plenty to interest all.I took my sons there years ago and revisited with a 9 year old grandaughter who, although a little shaken by the Blitz display, found the whole experience very interesting. Token entry charge.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This museum looks rather grubby outside and when you first enter. You really wonder what you'll get for your money. What you do get is a good hour exploring the rich RAF history of the whole area - the charge for entry really is minimal.

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Ramsgate, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A great little museum housing some really interesting exhibits. My kids loved to see inside the aircrafts and read about the old airport at manston. At £1.50 for adults and 50p for children it us an absolute bargain. Go now, before it's too late. With the sale of Manston airport, it's days may be limited...but who knows!

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

£1.50 entrance, worth the price. Staff happy to work there, smile and make you welcome. Opposite is the Spitfire museum, do both, we did, followed by a snack in the cafe. A worthy 2-3hrs visit.

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North London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

£1.50 for adults and 50p for kids. seeing all the old planes, WWII memorabilia and Manston airport history was very interesting. Opposite is the RAF memorial with a Spitfire and a Hurricane (no fee but donations accepted) A cheap afternoon out

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Driffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A small museum which is good for the less mobile people. Many good and interesting displays to look at both inside and out.. I enjoyed looking at the airplane's and the air sea rescue helicopter was my favourite. My husband and myself had a midday snack. The food was lovely and very reasonably priced. Well worth a visit and a... More 

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Kent.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Liked and admired everything. So much effort restoring the aircraft and so much effort from the volunteer staff who run it. A small donation would help.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
56 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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