The Collection

Visitor Information

Opening Hours
10am - 5pm (Summer Opening Times)

Free Car and Coach Parking
Disabled Access
Merlin Café open daily

The Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum
The Airfield
Manston Road
Kent CT12 5DF
[Get Directions]

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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Look Out For...

Rolls Royce Merlin Engine

The Rolls Royce Merlin III engine believed to be from a crashed Hurricane of 43 Squadron which ditched due to engine failure near Ashford in Kent. Sadly Pilot Officer K C Campbell did not survive the crash. He was 28 years old.