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Opening Hours
10am - 4pm (Winter 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

  1. Event: RAF Centenary 1 April, 2018

    Join us at the Spitfire Museum for a fun-filled day to celebrate 100 years of the RAF’s proud history! In addition to the centenary of the RAF, the Spitfire Museum is also celebrating the official launch of the long-anticipated Spitfire Simulator!

    The event is entirely free though we do appreciate donations as only the public’s generosity allows us to continue to remain free and invest in our museum.

    Please note that parking on site will not be available so we would ask all our visitors to park (free of charge) on the Northern Grass which is accessible from Manston Road. Use postcode CT12 5DF if you’re using a satnav.

    Here’s just a few highlights of what you’ll be able to see and enjoy:

    ·         A static, full size, Mk IX Spitfire.

    ·         The amazing singing trio, The Bluebird Belles.

    ·         A re-enactments

    ·         Open Cockpits at the RAF Manston History Museum.

    ·         Tank rides.

    ·         Weather permitting, a flypast by the Spirit of Kent Mk IX Spitfire.

    ·         And much more…


    In addition to the activities there will also be a variety of food and drink stands as well as traders and charities.

    We look forward to seeing you on April 1st, don’t worry, this is not a joke!

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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