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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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My partner had wanted to visit for a while now and from what I could remember as a little girl when my parents brought me I only had good things to say about it. My partner and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Three members of staff on duty, two on the entrance were very friendly but the third, a cantacaras white bearded rude miserable old fart completely ruined my visit. He wasnt interested in even listening to my request. I think they need a reminder that they are open to the public and therefore need to engage the public. I also found... More 

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Ashford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

My partner had wanted to visit for a while now and from what I could remember as a little girl when my parents brought me I only had good things to say about it. My partner and I had a great couple of hours looking around. We both learnt a lot about Manston airport. It's a real shame that the... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

this was a great little museum a real tardous looks so small on the outside. A real hidden gem, my children loved seeing the different aircraft. I loved finding out the history of RAF Manston and seeing pictures in its heyday. Such a pity about its current predicament. Well worth a visit IMHO

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

One of the best aviation museums i have ever visited! It looks very small from the outside but once inside there is lots to see including a wessex helicopter, English Electric Lightning and a Sepecat Jaguar. The whole museum is run by a small group volunteers (they even assembled the Lightning themselves) We spent a good 2 hours here but... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We love planes so thought we would take a look inside the museum. It looks small from the outside, but wow, were we surprised when we got inside! It is amazing, with planes, war scenes, etc. A must see when visiting Thanet. Close to Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate's beautiful beaches too.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great displays and unique photos. Kids will love the planes and weaponry! It's much bigger than you think looking at the outside. Certainly worth a look when in the area

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

What a wonderful musuem, manston is. The perfct tribute to THE FEW a fitting tribute to these men. The exhibits ( which there are so many) are so full of moving tributes, and moving stories. You cannot feel anything than moved, when reading the testomonies of the pilots. So great to see the Spitfire and Hurricane up so close. Having... More 

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Aldinga Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

What a great museum, loads of exhibits and well looked after. A good place to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of so many for our benefit. Plenty of parking and also the Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial to view. Excellent restaurant to enjoy lunch.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What can I Say, the entrance fee is a mere £2.00 and should be so much more - it is a privilege to be up close to these machines and can honestly say it is moving reading all of the stories. It is a MUST if you are in the area!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a deceptively large museum run by some enthusiastic mainly bearded gentlemen. The £2 adult entrance fee is really a joke. It should be much more, considering the obvious time and effort put in. There are more planes than you would expect and some great little model set ups. Lots and lots of information and pictures all over the... More 

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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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