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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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Returning after 40+ years

Always spent our holidays on the Kent coast with grand parents and every holiday we would drive out to Manston to see the planes sitting outside. In all weathers we would climb up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Always spent our holidays on the Kent coast with grand parents and every holiday we would drive out to Manston to see the planes sitting outside. In all weathers we would climb up the old wooden steps and gaze in wonder inside the planes. I continued to go there with my own children and then with just my husband. It... More 

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Hellfire Corner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

An unpretentious exterior should not be an indication of the contents. For a thorough 99 year history, £2 is a bargain, if value is high in your priorities. If you just want to learn, or expand your understanding of this part of the area's history, there's much to read and see. If you want to introduce youngsters to several periods... More 

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canterbury kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went there with our 2 grandsons have been there before they seem to enjoy it the staff are pleasant and helpfull they are volunteers which is good

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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57 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a enthusiastic mix of relics, photos, and interpretive displays with a great use of limited space. Covers two world wars and much of the Cold War very well, has a look and feel that I greatly enjoyed. I hope they can maintain what they have, as this is a great museum with a potential to entertain and inform... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This museum stands opposite 'The Spitfire & Hurricane' memorial museum which can make this a really enjoyable and cheap way to pass several hours the entrance fee here was just £2 per adult and the memorial museum was free. You can enjoy getting close up to some aircraft from Bi-Planes to Jets to Search & rescue helicopters., you can experience... More 

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Romford Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The entry fee has gone up to £2 now for adults but is well worth the price. Amazing to wander around among the aircraft and see inside the cockpits of some. You could spend at least half a day here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Brilliant museum with lots of exhibits from WW2 sets up to some really good aircraft, including a very good condition SEPECAT Jaguar outside. This cost us £1.50 each to get in, I have been to places 4 times the price that havnt been this good. I would pay £10 to go in here. The cafe over the car park and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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