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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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Very interesting museum!

Very reasonably priced, informative museum. Quite quaint and old fashioned, but in a fairly pleasant way. Would reccommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Louis R
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very reasonably priced, informative museum. Quite quaint and old fashioned, but in a fairly pleasant way. Would reccommend.

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Montesson, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only 2 pounds to get in but I found the descriptions difficult to follow (it didn't help than every line - not sentence - started with a capital letter!). An overview of the history of Manston airfield would have been a good way to start. It's all a bit of a mess and would best be amalgamated with the Spitfire... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Many interesting planes and artefacts including V-1 rocket (outside of the building) for the size of the place. Also there are much stories to read there

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Newbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see in this small museum. Excellent value for money. we spent about 2 hours here & enjoyed looking at the planes

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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing place to visit even with a 3.5 year old. There's so much to see and the information is amazingly accurate. Some of the relics you can touch and there's lots for obvious reasons that you can't. Well done to the volunteers for keeping this in the condition it's in for future generations

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vanuatu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to see, hours of interest good size without being to big for older guests to walk round. But can't help thinking that a bit of a revamp might be in order here and there. There are quite a few items left in the weather that need some TLC such a shame if they are left to rot away. (... More 

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son loves it here, once again a great visit and wonderful that our history is being preserved for future generations

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've passed this unassuming museum for the last 10 years and finally decided to pop in. Oh my god what had we missed, it is just a superb gem of aviation, RAF & civil Manston history. For a ridiculously low £2 there is so much too see it's like entering the tardis. And it is set up with such an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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.

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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 

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