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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 things to do in Manston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military museums, Museums
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Type: Military museums, Museums

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canterbury kent
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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155 reviews 155 reviews
54 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
42 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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