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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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Great stop off for the family.

Here we have a small but brilliant RAF mini-museum, consisting of a Spitfire and a Hurricane. It also has lots of WW2 paraphernalia to look at. The on site café is good for a spot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Here we have a small but brilliant RAF mini-museum, consisting of a Spitfire and a Hurricane. It also has lots of WW2 paraphernalia to look at. The on site café is good for a spot of lunch too.

Thank Basket-Case-99
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the largest looking of aviation museums, but this place packs info in - with airframes and aircraft related memorabilia, a recreation of a blitz street, artifacts from Manston Airport (now sadly closed and due to be turned into a housing estate- don't get me started on how appalling a decision that was). Hopefully this museum will last for decades... More 

Thank Jonfun1
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum could use a bit of dusting in places, but I encourage you to look behind that as it is full of interesting pieces. If you like flying machines then you should go there.

Thank mgorecki
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the museum after visiting the Hurricane and Spitfire museum which is nearby and shares the car park. It costs £2 per adult and was money well spent. It charts RAF Mansion from world war 2 until it closed. It has lots of interesting exhibits and a model railway which costs 20p to operate the train. We spent about... More 

Thank beachcomber
Ketton, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I met at Manston 48 years ago when she was flying with Invicta Airways and I was based there as a RAF pilot, so we had a special interest in the museum. Maybe not in the same league as the IWM at Duxford but it does an excellent job of telling the long and distinguished story of... More 

Thank PierrelePilote
Wilmslow, Cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit, despite remoteness in Kent. The museum contains a large and varied collection of exhibits and will please aviation enthusiasts and family visitors alike. Exhibits represent a wide variety of military aircraft and a huge collection of smaller items, almost all under cover so poor weather won't spoil your visit.

Thank Firswood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

A good museum with a comprehensivd history of RAF Manston . The exhibits are interesting, the various eye accounts very good. The story of the Channel Dash and the Dam busters raid especially riveting. All in all a very good experience.

Thank Trevor N
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Went round this museaum after going round the Spitfire & Hurricane museum across the car park. Its located in old hangars so not as plush as the S&H but every bit as interesting. Exhibits and text are excellent. At just £2 its a real bargain.

Thank HydeSeek
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

A lot of history at this museum and a lot of fascinating plane remains here ... You can go inside them and see things you probably wouldn't in the normal world.. A nominal entrance fee is well worth it and there is so much more to see in side and a lot of history about wartime Manston airport and the... More 

Thank Simple07
Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This place literally, knocked my socks off. A cousin of her Ladyships, surprised me with this place, when we were staying with them in Broadstairs. Wow, soon as you walk in the door, there is a whole WWI plane sitting there. I probably, spent the first half hour, just walking around looking at that, and some of the cool stuff... More 

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