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Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum

The Airfield Manston Road | The Airfield, Manston CT12 5DF, England
+44 1843 821940
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Fantastic place

Really interesting and informative museum especially as it's run by volunteers. Definitely worth a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
superfitviv
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Colchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Sombre and informative

A quaint museum split into two sections one containing a spitfire and a lot of war paraphernalia to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peter S
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Deal, United Kingdom
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“on display” (35 reviews)
“free entry” (22 reviews)
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The Airfield Manston Road | The Airfield, Manston CT12 5DF, England
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+44 1843 821940
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"battle of britain"
in 25 reviews
"on display"
in 35 reviews
"free entry"
in 22 reviews
"well stocked gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"personal stories"
in 5 reviews
"excellent cafe"
in 6 reviews
"full size"
in 6 reviews
"wealth of information"
in 5 reviews
"small fee"
in 4 reviews
"second world war"
in 10 reviews
"cafe on site"
in 4 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 9 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 10 reviews
"few hours"
in 9 reviews
"please leave a donation"
in 5 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 6 reviews
"lovely staff"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really interesting and informative museum especially as it's run by volunteers. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank superfitviv
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Reviewed yesterday

A quaint museum split into two sections one containing a spitfire and a lot of war paraphernalia to look at and read, and in the other a hurricane with more things to see and read. along side the museum is a lovely little cafe that...More

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited today and was seriously impressed with what they have managed especially as it is all volunteers. Two room crammed full of artifacts and history which bring everything into perspective. Point to know if you want to get the most out of this museum you...More

Thank Andy V
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Usually you pay over the odds for the same old things, yes the dummies were a little past it. But goodness me what a find. To say it engaged two teenagers who thought it was great well time and money worth spending there. It’s a...More

Thank sarah g
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum with a group of friends. There was a lot more to see than I had expected. The museum has many aircraft on display and many other artefacts which provide a poignant insight into the lives of those involved in the wars....More

Thank maggiegregory
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Matt D, Manager at Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Great to hear you enjoyed your time here, please come again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent museum they houses many WW2 artifacts and tells the story of the battle of Britain. Very well laid out with the planes as the main attraction although there is so much more to it than that. Really helpful and informative staff...More

Thank Andy P
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Matt D, Manager at Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Andy, thanks for the kind words about our museum. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful visit to the museum and can not fault it in any way. There was however one thing that stuck with us, the prices in the cafe. Understanably the prices are higher then your average cafe being located at an attraction miles from...More

Thank Tim S
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Matt D, Manager at Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Tim, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum. Thank you for the feedback on the cafe's pricing, however the cafe is a franchise and the museum doesn't set its pricing. We are also a free attraction and the cafe is one of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an hour learning so much about the Spitfire and the pilots who flew and gave their lives so heroically. The whole museum is built on the enthusiasm and dedication of contributors and volunteers and every exhibit, be it from private donations from families...More

Thank Blimp1989
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Matt D, Manager at Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for the very kind words about our museum - we do hope you return!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great museum, much bigger than the outside suggests. Free entry and relies on the generosity of the visitors in giving a donation. Ample parking. Easy access for those with reduced mobility and users of wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Visited this museum with my 11year...More

Thank susanjholmes
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Matt D, Manager at Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Susan, we appreciate your kind review and it's good to hear you and your grandson enjoyed your visit. Please do come again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the kids saw some great history, the staff are friendly and very helpfull with information, i also tried the spit fire flight simulator which was pretty mind blowing, an experience and place i would definitely visit again and again

1  Thank andyloughray1980
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Matt D, Manager at Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed yourself Andy! We'd love to see you here again soon.

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Response from andyzee69 | Reviewed this property |
It's free to enter, though they like you to make a donation.
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