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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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A Most Intersting Museum

I find this museum totally fascinating - so much to see and a great place to learn the wartime history of the area. Excellent displays and right next to the Spitfire and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
John W
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I find this museum totally fascinating - so much to see and a great place to learn the wartime history of the area. Excellent displays and right next to the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum. Well worth a visit - and return visits as new items added regularly.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Having grown up in the area but moved away, I've always known and seen this place when driving through the airport. Decided to take my kids on a visit. On the whole, it's amazing to see some of the memorabilia and of course the planes themselves. That said, it was a museum in the traditional sense that there was very... More 

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Buckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Really enjoyed the museum, some great aeroplanes to look at, kids will love this place, well worth a visit

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Thank Simon S
Rainham, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Visit to Manston was worth doing. Went to the Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum first - small but allows you close access to these great aircraft, many personal items on show telling personal stories.Free admission The Manston Museum is well laid out with the history of Manston shown from its beginning to present day, able to get up close to... More 

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Thank Elaine W
Saint John, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

my dad was stationed here from the USAF. Even tho there was very little there I felt his presence. Closure on my part

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Birchington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

went to the adjoining museum first, which was ok, but only had 2 planes, then walked over to this one which has many planes and helicopters on display, along with loads of other exhibits, and a nice walk round route-good sensibly priced shop too!

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Storrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

What a hidden little gem this museum is. This museum tells the history of the currently closed Manston Airport, all the way from its early beginnings, right up to it most recent commercial role. Who knew that aircraft such as Concorde and Boeing A380's had landed at this airfield. Bargain admission price. Well worth the visit.

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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We first visited the museum many years ago so we were very pleasantly surprised at the improvements and new exhibits that there were to see. This museum is entirely run by volunteers and paid for by donations a Nd the very low entrance fee £2 per adult. The new displays from the blitz were superb giving an insight to how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This excellent museum , cafe ,shop and showpiece area for the spitfire and hurricane is well worth a visit . The team need your support to keep this historically important attraction going and one day it should benefit from upgrading and improving the whole approach to exhibits and the fascinating RAF story

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

superb family day out highly recommended to all who visit Manston, thank you all fo supporting this wonderful museum so it stays .

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