Volunteering with the Spitfire Museum

Volunteering with the Spitfire Museum

Visitor Information

Opening Hours
(Winter Opening Times - Closed 24th Dec - 2nd Jan incl.)

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
Email: enquiries@spitfiremuseum.org.uk

You’ve no doubt heard this before, but in the case of the RAF Manston Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, volunteers are the absolute back bone of the Museum.

Volunteers account for over 90% of the work force at the Museum and without them, it would be impossible for the Spitfire Museum to remain open to the public on a daily basis, whilst remaining free of charge for our visitors.

Volunteering with the Spitfire Museum can be a rewarding and fun experience for people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you’re volunteering to pass the time or are looking to build up your CV with key transferable skills, the Museum is the place to be.

Prospective volunteers often ask what volunteering entails. In fairness it can be as versatile as the volunteer in question. However, in order to provide some structure, we thought it would be useful to outline the key areas of volunteering at the Museum and what they entail.

More about our volunteer roles

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.

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Channel Dash

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.