10am - 4pm (Winter Opening Times)
Free Car and Coach Parking
Merlin Café open daily
The Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum
Kent CT12 5DF
Tel: 01843 821940
The Museum is located at the historic RAF airfield at Manston in Kent (now known as Kent International Airport). The building contains two halls housing the Spitfire MK XVI (LF) and Hurricane IIC, complemented by a vast array of other artefacts.
There's ample free parking for both cars and coaches. We sell a range of souvenirs, model kits and books in our shop, open during the same hours as the Museum. The Merlin café, adjoining the Museum, with views across the airfield, a popular place to sit and watch the aircraft arrivals and departures.
Look Out For...
The crowbar secured to the exit door to the Spitfire. Each Spitfire carried one of these as an aid to escape if the pilot had difficulty sliding the canopy back. How useful were they or were they just there to boost the pilot's morale?