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The RAF Manston History Museum

Manston Road, Manston CT12 5DF, England
+44 1843 825224
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Great Museum With Lots of Planes

Whilst visiting the Memorial Museum just across the car park is this wonderful museum covering the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Excellent walkthrough exhibition!

Hoi will find this museum at a location with a lot of RAF history. It is a rather small but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bob K
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Manston Road, Manston CT12 5DF, England
+44 1843 825224
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst visiting the Memorial Museum just across the car park is this wonderful museum covering the History of Manston as both an Airforce Base (1916 to 1999) and also its current use as a Commercial Airport. Lots of models and real plans, with lots to...More

Thank nickpayne82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hoi will find this museum at a location with a lot of RAF history. It is a rather small but excellent museum. Quite a few aircraft and several cockpits are on display. Friendly staff.

Thank Bob K
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

This museum has numerous life size models of aircraft, which are awesome. There is a small admission charge and discounted for kids. There are plenty of static exhibitions and one shows the rations people were expected to live on in war time.

Thank Linda K
Reviewed September 26, 2017

Our five year old loved this little Museum. Very reasonably priced and lots to look at and engage with. There is aircraft inside and out and a mock up of a wartime street. Great to see the history of Manston Airport, the Manston squadron's part...More

Thank JEZZER1977
Reviewed September 14, 2017

I had a three hour wander around the museum and was very impressed by all of the hundreds of exhibits, and artifacts from WW1 and WW2 , and with current real aircraft on display.

Thank dubris2
Reviewed August 29, 2017

I have passed the building many times and due to the drab green finish to the exterior i didn't think it was worth a visit, how wrong I was its an amazing historical gem of aviation history and for the small entry fee a joy...More

3  Thank Michael E
Reviewed August 25, 2017

What a little gem this place is, what with the other museum across the grass you can easily spend a few hours visiting both with a break in the middle at the great cafeteria selling everything from home cooked meals to sandwiches or tea and...More

2  Thank Bluejulia
Reviewed August 23, 2017

A nice little museum, full of artifacts about Manston's history ( and let's hope it becomes an airfield again once more rather than a housing estate!!!!! It's strategically placed, just yards aSharman Collins ( 01273 391413 ) rings me. They currently have nursing vacancies and...More

Thank Malcolm H
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

We were on our tour around the UK visiting Battle of Britain sites and this Gem of a place had to be visited It's just full of such great memorabilia from prewar 1914 through to post war It covers every angle of The Battle of...More

Thank sherbert852
Reviewed August 17, 2017

My visit to this museum was worth every penny of the £2 entrance fee. Lots of interesting exhibits as well as the photographic history of Manston Airport from 1916 until it closed in 1914. Why Manston has been disregarded as a possible 5th London Airport...More

Thank neilfuller52
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