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“Excellent museum featuring a Spitfire & a Hurricane”

Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Manston
Certificate of Excellence
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Cardigan, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent museum featuring a Spitfire & a Hurricane”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Free entry, with a very good restaurant. Regrettably the East Kent International Airport has recently been closed so you cannot now sit and watch planes taking off and landing.

Visited May 2014
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West Malling, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Free parking and a very cheap admission fees. An informative few hours for anyone interested in the subject.

Visited May 2014
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Broadstairs, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Manston may be lost but it's history lives....”
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
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“amazing experience”
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
Level 3 Contributor
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”
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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