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The RAF Manston History Museum

Manston Road, Manston CT12 5DF, England
+44 1843 825224
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Great museum without needing hours to visit

We enjoyed visiting the museum which gave the history of the airport at Manston from both the RAF... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jane d
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Hastings, United Kingdom
Excellent value for money

Visited with a 9 year old grandson. cost a whole £2.50p for both of us and it was money well spent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gas65
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Whitstable, Kent
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Manston Road, Manston CT12 5DF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed visiting the museum which gave the history of the airport at Manston from both the RAF and commercial perspective. An interesting range of aircraft and vehicles to view along with viewing areas to look into some of the aircraft.

Thank Jane d
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with a 9 year old grandson. cost a whole £2.50p for both of us and it was money well spent. An excellent museum in an old RAF airport building, with many photos, and atifacts of aircraft and of the old airport, telling its history,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum after the Spitfire one next door. You have to pay but it's only £2. For us it was £4.50 but we weren't offered any change from £5 by the slightly grumpy person on the front till. The museum is surprisingly big,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right next to the Hurricane and Spitfire museum and memorial (definitely worth seeing), this is a very well put together museum. They have an impressive selection of war planes, helicopters and other vehicles (even a small tank) from the wars. There is a lot to...More

1  Thank Fabrizio C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice museum dedicated to RAF Manson, nice friendly people running it. Slowly restoring exhibits but well set out also. Took a friend of mine who served here in the fifties he thoroughly enjoyed his visit spending about 4hours.

1  Thank 900markrabbit
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 2 October 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
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Reviewed 26 September 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

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Reviewed 14 September 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
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