Education and Groups

Visitor Information

Opening Hours
10am - 4pm (Daily. Jan & Feb closed Mondays)

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

School Parties

School parties are welcome at the Museum. World War II is currently part of Key Stage Two History for children attending primary school and Key Stage Four for secondary school pupils. Work sheets are available on request in advance of any visit.

To ensure a safe and fulfilling visit for all, we strongly recommend that:

  • If this is your school or group's first visit to the Museum the lead teacher or adult should visit us in advance of the planned visit to acquaint themselves with any risks as well as the educational opportunities available; then brief other accompanying adults.
  • All children should be briefed about any risks identified by the lead teacher or adult in advance of their visit.
  • All children should have an indemnity form signed by a responsible adult or guardian
  • The school's policy for adult-to-pupil ratio is reserved.

All children remain the responsibility of their attendant adults whilst at the Museum. Neither the Museum management nor staff can be held responsible for them during the visit.

» Educational Visit Booking Form (PDF)

» Educational Visit Booking Form (Word)

Guided Tours

A guided tour of the Museum, subject to availability, may be booked. Please contact us for details.

Coach Parties

We are a popular destination for visiting coach parties with the Museum, Merlin Cafe and toilets onsite. While we welcome coaches at any time during our opening hours, it does help us to plan staffing if you could let us know in advance.

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.



» Read more about ways to support the museum.

Look Out For...

Bouncing Bomb

The Hispano-Suiza Mk5 20mm cannon fitted to most World War II British built cannon firing aircraft. This gun has been sectioned to show inner workings and was donated to the Trust by the famous war ace Sir Douglas Bader.