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“Manston may be lost but it's history lives....” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum

Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Manston
Certificate of Excellence
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Broadstairs, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Manston may be lost but it's history lives....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

possibly a unique experience....a WW2 Spitfire and Hurricane on display with hundreds of WW2/Manston memorabilia.....each time I have been there the display has changed and the care and dedication the trustees show ensures a dynamic display of the history of Manston as a frontline base in WW2.......adjacent is the Manston airfield museum which covers 100 years of its history from Royal Flying Corps, RAF and USAF......a treasure-trove,undiscovered by so many !!

Visited May 2014
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“amazing experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

my partner and i went on sunday to the museum and was totally blown away by the whole experience, really interesting and informative and great value for money, it is very definatly worth a visit, something for everyone, loved every minute!

Visited May 2014
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A small but well laid out museum, just right for children 14 and over”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

This was my first visit to the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum. Although small it is well laid out and the exhibits are mainly on loan from Kentish people who lived through the Battle of Britain. I was surprised that it was free entry and think a small entry fee would be more that justified. The museum is in two sections, the first devoted to The Spitfire and the second to The Hurricane. The cafe is well run and prices fair. I spent over four hours at the museum and could have spent longer if time permitted

Visited April 2014
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Staffordshire
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Lovely bit of history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

I love the museum. Don't expect a huge hangar full of Spitfires and Hurricanes. There are 2 planes, which are impressive, but it's all the other artefacts, which have been donated by locals that makes you stop and take time to read its origin and the story behind them all. Lovely staff run the free museum, the picnic area is nice outside as is the Merlin Cafe.

Visited April 2014
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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“Lovely little museum and it's FREE”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

A fabulous little museum and although it is free, it is certainly worth making a contribution to. The 2 planes are the main focus and the rooms are surrounded by items from WWII. A very enjoyable visit.

A nice small shop on site; very reasonably priced. Cafe also and toilet facilities. The cafe overlooks Kent airport and seating available outside. The only downside, at the time of our visit, was the ladies in the shop and entrance, as they were not friendly at all and hardly acknowledged us as we walked in.

Apart from that, would highly recommend a visit.

Visited April 2014
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