Visiting the Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum

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
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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.

How To Find Us

We are located at Manston Airport, near Ramsgate.

Look Out For...

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. Denoted the 'scratch' (Z) aircraft of the squadron, this Spitfire was used as the spare for any pilot needing an aircraft.

Schools & Groups

Schools and organised groups are welcome. If you are bringing a school party we do ask you to give us advance notice.

Tour guides are available by prior arrangement.


Wheelchair access is available to the Museum and the Merlin Café.

“Helping dogs” are permitted to the Museum.


No charge is made for admission to the Museum but as we are totally self-funding, we do welcome donations.