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Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum

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Address: The Airfield Manston Road | The Airfield, Manston CT12 5DF, England
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+44 1843 821940
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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I have visited the sptifire and hurricane memorial many times over the past few years, and it always maintains a high interest factor for all ages, combined with thoughful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2016
tuscan777
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London, United Kingdom
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Birchington
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51 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Have lunch here every now and again but eat in as we enquired about take away prices and was told it would be £4.10 for a tuna mayo sandwich. No salad but no discounts. Very pricey for what you get

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Matt D, Manager at Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, responded to this review

Dear Mrs F, Thank you for reviewing us and thanks for your continued support for our museum. I'm sorry to hear the cafeteria wasn't agreeable but hope the museum was enjoyable. Best, Matt More 

London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I have visited the sptifire and hurricane memorial many times over the past few years, and it always maintains a high interest factor for all ages, combined with thoughful exhibits and lots of items from the Second World War. This, combined with a nice cafe and plenty of parking, provides a great way to spend an hour or two whatever... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Was glad we took the time to visit. Staff enthusiastic and the museum provides very interesting local history with lots of interesting items on display. The shop sells some excellent souvenirs, something for everyone. We did not sample the cafe but it looked good and was full of customers. The staff made the visit worthwhile a great find.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Spotted this on my way home from a job ..spent a pleasant hour there wish I had more time ... Amazing collection of historical items And to see the two wonderful planes breath takingly beautiful If you can go and hopefully spend more time than I ! And it's free with a lovely cafe next door Fabulous

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1 Thank malcolm g
Matt D, Manager at Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, responded to this review

Dear Malcolm, Many thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed visiting our museum and we hope to see you and your friends and family again :). Best, Matt More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

A jewel of a very small museum especially for WW II history buffs. A lot of detailed and personal artifacts on display. As a hidden treat, there is a small café attached to the back of the museum with homemade items. They have a traditional and delicious spotted dick.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

So much to see including a Spitfire and a Hurricane at very close quarters. Masses of memorabilia and a very nice restaurant for just drinks or a meal.

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Incredibly interesting place. Admission is free although donations are invited and there is a gift shop to finance the museum. Although I am not a great fan of military history this place is fascinating. I could go back again and again if I were here for longer as there is so much history and so much to read. If you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Great displays of memorabilia from times of war- with unusual artefacts and interesting paper ephemera as well as two aircraft. Poignant personal histories in pull out drawers, detailed achievements and original photographs. The cafe was good. Clean, good service and delicious food. Access for people in wheelchairs and provision of toilets. Worth a visit.

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Thank Caroline M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

A really worthwhile free attraction with two real aircraft you can see up close, plus loads of other fascinating artefacts. With a great reasonably priced cafe with decent children's menu and extensive gift shop this is a good place to spend an hour especially if the weather isn't great. Don't forget to drop a few quid in the box before... More 

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Rainham, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Great Museum, may only have 2 aircraft but there is so much too see. Free admission and well worth visiting. Both aircraft saw active service in the Second World War.

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