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.
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On 12th February 1942 six Fleet Air Arm Fairey Swordfish torpedo biplanes left Manston on a courageous mission to inflict damage on German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and battlecruiser Prinz Eugen. Only five crewmembers survived. Our Channel Dash display pays tribute to the lives of the war heroes we lost that day.