10am - 5pm (Summer 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.
Donations are very gratefully received. Not only because they let us know that we enjoy the support and interest of our visitors but also because, like many charities, we can claim Gift Aid support which could add an additional 20% to our donated income.
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Our Spitfire has four crosses painted on the side, denoting four German aircraft shot down in combat. What is unusual is these four combat 'kills' were by four different pilots. Coded as Z and designated the 'scratch aircraft of the squadron, this Spitfire was used as the spare for any pilot needing an aircraft.