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RAF Manston History & Spitfire Memorial Museum

RAF Manston History & Spitfire Memorial Museum

Enjoy an hour at each Museum followed by a lunch stop in Sandwich

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The Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum is situated on the historic RAF airfield at Manston in East Kent.


The Spitfire and Hurricane Museum is a unique site, displaying the two iconic war planes, but also holding a host of objects and artefacts telling the story of life in and around Ramsgate during WWII. Visitors are welcome to sit on the benches in the Allied Crew Memorial Garden to relax and reflect, in an evocative atmosphere.


RAF Manston History Museum can be found a few minutes walk away and is based on the history of the airfield from 1916 to the present day. Includes aircraft and artifacts from WWI to modern search and rescue operations and its move into Civil Aviation.


Aircraft at the Musuem:

Canadair T-133 Silver Star Mk.3, G-BYOY

De Havilland Chipmunk T.10, WP772

The V-1 flying bomb 

Gloster Meteor T.T.20, WD646

Huntair Pathfinder 2 Microlight

Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.4, XR658

Nieuport 17 replica, A.213

PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra, SP-DOF

SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3, XZ106

Slingsby T.31B Cadet TX.3, XA312

Slingsby T.38 Grasshopper TX.1, XA231

Sopwith 1½ Strutter replica, B.619

Westland Wessex HU.5, XS482



Enjoy approx. 1 hour at each Museum, before we depart and make our way home with a lunch stop to nearby town, Sandwich.



  • Entrance & coach fare £35.00 per person

SAVER TICKET APPLIES  for bookings of 4 or more people - Use discount code 'saver ticket' to receive £5 off per person

Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum:

The entrance and entire Museum are based on level ground and are fully accessible to wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Seating areas are available in exhibition halls. There is also step-free access to the cafeteria and shop. Grounds and gardens are mostly flat, and include paved areas, paths, and benches. An accessible unisex toilet is located with other toilets outside the cafeteria.



RAF Manston Museum

The entrance has a ramp and is wide enough to accommodate both wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

The staff estimate that around 90% of the Museum is accessible for wheelchair users. The attraction itself has 2 floors with around 9 steps in total. There is no lift or ramp alternative for these steps. There are places to sit and view information.

The toilets are accessible and accessible parking is offered in the Museum car park, very close to the entrance.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bulverhythe Eastbound Bus stop bottom of Harley Shute
Bulverhythe (Eastbound)
Church St Southbound Bus stop Church Street, (A2270) Southbound
Compton Street Rear of the Grand Hotel, Compton St, Eastbourne
Cutter Hastings Cutter Public House, Hastings Seafront
Glyne Gap Eastbound Bus stop by Glyne Gap Garage
Bexhill (Eastbound)
Green Street Bus stop outside the Co-Op Green St, Eastbourne
Hailsham North Street Bus stop by Tesco, North Street
Hastings Eastbound Bus stop by roundabout near Iceland (Breeds Place)
Hastings (Eastbound)
Judges Postcards Bus stop Judges Postcards, Bulverhythe
Bulverhythe (Eastbound)
Langney Langney Footbridge bus stop, near petrol station
Laycock Pharmacy Bus Stop by Laycock Pharmacy, Ore
Little Common Eastbound Bus stop by Wheatsheaf Public House
Little Common
Ocklynge School Bus stop Victoria Drive, by Ocklynge School
Opposite Eastbourne Pier Bus stop opposite Eastbourne Pier
Opposite Fishermens Club Bus stop opposite Fishermen's Club
Opposite Martello PH Bus Stop opposite Martello Public House
Outside The View Hotel Outside The View Hotel, Grand Parade, Eastbourne
(T&G Centre)
Polegate A2270 Southbound Bus stop by church, at crossroads
Polegate (A2270) Southbound (St Georges RC Church)
Princes Rd opp Beatty Rd Bus stop Princes Rd opposite Beatty Rd, Eastbourne
Princes Road Eastbound Bus stop Princes Road opposite Ramsay Way
St Leonards Eastbound Warrior Square Memorial bus stop
St Leonards (Eastbound)
Stables Theatre Bus stop opp Market Cross
near Stables Theatre, Old London Road
The Ridge towards Battle Bus stop opposite St Helenswood Leisure Centre
The Ridge, Hastings
Town Hall Square Bus stop by the Town Hall, Town Hall Square
Waitrose Old Town Bus stop front entrance of Waitrose, Old Town
Willingdon (A2270) Southbound, opposite Triangle

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Tel No: 01323 440622


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