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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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Manston RAF museum and Spitfire and Hurricane museum.

Both very interesting. Lots to see and lots of information. Maybe more interesting to older generation, given that one museum is about WW1and WW2.The spitfire and hurricane... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Durham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Both very interesting. Lots to see and lots of information. Maybe more interesting to older generation, given that one museum is about WW1and WW2.The spitfire and hurricane museum is free and the Manston Museum is £2, not very expensive. There is also a cafe and loos. So much stuff to see and to read, need to be dedicated to do... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

A very deceptive building that once inside is alive with local history. We spent over 2 hours there and it is not difficult to see why Manston is so revered. Extremely helpful staff, a pleasure.

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Kent
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

I am not new to the area but certainly new to this museum, which is one of Kent's best kept secrets. Helpful staff an accessible exhibits make for a great visiting experience. Private specialist museums can be dusty and out of date but this one presented itself very differently with lots of hands on and walk through options making it... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have driven past this museum many times but never went in. It looked unappealing; a small building with a few bits outside in a small yard. It wasn't until I was really pushed for ideas to entertain visiting family that I called in. What a wonderful place. For a start, this is where the writers of Dr Who got... More 

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Visited today with the hubby and kids and I can honestly say we all really enjoyed it. Kids were interested to learn about the history and enjoyed being able to see the planes. Would highly recommend and will return again.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
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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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194 reviews 194 reviews
67 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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43 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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