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Kent Battle of Britain Museum

Aerodrome Road, Hawkinge, Folkestone CT18 7AG, England
01303 893140
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Hawkinge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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West Yorks
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Although our party was only four people we were guided around the site personally by the manager, The museum improvements should be completed next year, hopefully but it's worth a visit before then.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

A decent enough collection, if quite cramped and scruffy. But ruined by the attitude of the staff and their paranoia about mobile phones, cameras and bags. Apparently there was a theft in 2002. This is used to justify forcing visitors to leave phones behind the desk (something not even Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament ask of visitors, let... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

We visited this museum on Tuesday. What a find. Not only are there many artefacts and planes to see but also accounts of actions and personal testimonies. The volunteers have created a very special museum. Allow yourself at least 3 hours to appreciate it properly. They have recently opened a refreshment tent and they also have a well stocked shop.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I went along with my enthusiastic husband who loves spitfires. After handing over our money we then had to hand over our mobiles and cameras but were told 'dont worry if they ring we will come and find you'. The hangers contained a lot of plane wreckage, with long long written explanations with them, planes that could be originals or... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Why write a lot when someone has covered everything so eloquently? I was not comfortable with the initial welcome, BUT the team were very helpful post that. The exhibits were very well researched and brought all the exhibits to life and the trip was capped off with the offer of a picture in front of a Hurricane. This place needs... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Lovely place to visit and a must if you are in the area. They are building a new vivitor centre which will be amazing and you get a good cup of tea!

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ashford kent
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I visited today with my dad who had not been before and we had a lovely time celebrating his Father's Day present , I Don't understand how anyone can object to their no camera and mobile phone rules I had no problem with this and completely understood .This place is well worth a visit as it is a special place... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Many visitors have been put off by the "no cameras, no phones” rules prominently displayed by the entrance & rigorously enforced by the staff. The reason given to casual inquirers is that phones may set off alarm signals (even if switched off). This explanation is debatable, but there is no point in arguing, just as there is no point arguing... More

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Aldington, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

What a shame.... A great place for Kent's wartime history spoilt by the people who work there! On entry the gentleman was very rude and to be honest shouldn't be working there. His greeting of customers was appalling and we were asked to not take photos and to hand over mobile phones which I was very reluctant to hand over... More

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Fascinating collection giving a great insight into life for the serving men and women and also the people of Kent during the war. The personal stories add so much and help to give you some idea of the courage, sacrifice and heroism of those involved. £7 well spent.

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