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The RAF Manston History Museum

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Address: Manston Road, Manston CT12 5DF, England
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+44 1843 825224

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Amazing planes and museum

3 hangers bursting with planes, parts of planes, air rescue helicopter etc. You can put your head inside planes which provides an immersive experience. For slickness it can't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

3 hangers bursting with planes, parts of planes, air rescue helicopter etc. You can put your head inside planes which provides an immersive experience. For slickness it can't compete with the Imperial War Museum, however for the range and amount of aircraft paraphernalia it beats it hands down. We will go again in the summer months as today it was... More 

Thank A2day000
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Had planned to visit the Hurricane and Spitfire Museum but this was closed over the Xmas holidays but lucky for us this museum was open. Our son loved walking around with the up close views of the displays, especially the out door exhibits. Small entry fee but well worth the price.

Thank KiddyBoy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Was surprised by the collection of items in this museum. Well worth a visit but allow plenty of time which is something I didn't

Thank ivor123
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

it was very informative place with old planes spitfires,old costumes,books,things that belonged to people that was in the raf.there was a coffee shop,also a shop where you could by things it is well worth going round

Thank gruntfootuck
Northwich, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

This museum shares a site with The Hurricane and Spitfire Museum. We thought the Hurricane museum would be more interesting so visited there first in case we ran out of steam but in fact there is plenty in here to see and enjoy. Whilst the Hurricane museum is free and relies on donations, there is an entry fee for this... More 

Thank Anne W
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Arranged to hand over a tin of 100 negatives of photos taken by my late father in Rhodesia ww2 Raf Air training cmd. This was my first visit here but had been several times to the memorial museum adjacent on same site.. Very impressive and a lot of hard work put in by volunteers. Wonderful display of many old aircraft,... More 

Thank Kenneth A
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This RAF museum is a real delight tucked away up at Thanet. Took my grandson and we enjoyed this so much. Lots to see. If you like planes go and check it out. Small cafe on site as well.

Thank Hermes0
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

As I'm doing a history project in my English lessons at school,I thought that this attraction might be worth a visit. The admission was great value for money and there is plenty of air-crafts to see and inspire you. This attraction is split into two halls and there is a shop that sells greeting cards/retro style postcards,Airfix kits and models... More 

Thank emmalouiseh01
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Happened to be passing and popped in. At £2 for an adult ticket it was great value. Lots of interesting exhibits tracing the history of Manston. Saw an old Mk3 gilder that I used to get flights in when I was an air cadet, a chipmunk to. If you are in the area and have an interest in aviation I'd... More 

Thank Frank L
Biddulph, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Lots to see , not only to show the areoplanes and equiptment but also depicting life as it was for the aircrews and also the villagers who lived through this terrible time.

Thank Sue B

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