The Spitfire and Hurricane Museum is located at Manston Kent, on the historic RAF Battle of Britain frontline airfield. Manston is situated on the Isle of Thanet near the seaside towns of Margate and Ramsgate.

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The museum sells a range of souvenirs, model kits and books in their shop, open during the same hours as the Spitfire Museum.

The Spitfire Museum is free to visit.

Visit the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum in Kent.Schools, families and individuals can discover aviation history during the half term school holidays right here in Kent. A fascinating collection of real aircraft.

The Spitfire and Hurricane Museum is a unique site, which displays, close up, two of the most legendary and iconic fighter planes of WW 2. These are the real thing, restored fighters. Two aircraft that actually took part in World War Two.

The museum also has a host of objects and artifacts of period historical interest which help bring to life the story of both the people of Kent during this most important time in our history, as well as the deeds of the heroic pilots in the air and their support crews.

The Spitfire and Hurricane Museum is a registered charity, and entirely self-supporting and only exists by the number of visitors it attracts. The museum is run by dedicated volunteers and enthusiasts who enjoy the task of making your visit memorable.

Your support is vital in enabling this museum to continue in its mission in sharing the past so others may learn and remember from history.

Spitfire and Hurricane Museum Facilities

Visit the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum in Kent, free entry.Free museum entry. The Spitfire and Hurricane Museum has an informal, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Open 7 days a week from 10 am, making the museum an ideal attraction for school holiday breaks.

Opening Hours; 10-4pm (British winter time) and 10-5pm (Summertime)

Free Car Parking and Coach park available. Fun learning with something for children (and adults) of all ages.

Gift Shop and toilets. Always helpful volunteers on hand to answer questions and make your visit rewarding.

Disabled and Wheelchair Access to both the Museum and the Merlin Café.

Schools Groups and Parties very much welcomed (by prior arrangement please).

Food and Refreshments. Helping Dogs allowed.

What people say about the Museum…

A Wonderful Tribute to the Deserving - Mark F, Birmingham

Excellent Museum - Graham J., Faversham Kent

A Must Visit - Carole H., York

Our grandchildren aged 8 and 14 loved the visit as much as we did – Pamela A, T.Wells

Malcolm Oakley (Half Term Dates website owner) - our children visited the museum with their grandfather in 2014 and loved it. They are history crazy and enjoyed getting up close to "real" things.

Learn more about this fascination free aviation museum on their website - Spitfire and Hurricane Museum Kent

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