Spitfire & Hurricane Museum

The Spitfire and Hurricane Museum is a unique site which not only displays the two iconic war planes themselves but also holds host of objects an artefacts which help tell the story of life in and around Ramsgate during WWII. An absolute must visit, photography is welcome and best of all, it’s free to visit too!

Come along and visit and you may well find out one or two surprising stories from the Second World War.

In addition to the collection, the museum also boasts a small shop and a fantastic café which serves teas, coffees and quality hot food.

Most important of all, there is the Allied Crew Memorial Garden where all visitors are welcome to sit on the benches to relax and reflect in an evocative atmosphere.

The museum also offers bespoke education sessions and can accommodate group or coach bookings.

As of April 2018, visitors will also be able to book a flight in our Spitfire simulator. For more information on this, find The Manston Spitfire Experience on Facebook. Cost is £30 for 30 minutes 


Opening Times

1st April-31st October 10-5pm daily.
1st November- 31st March 10-4pm daily.
Closed Mondays in Jan & Feb and between 24th Dec and 2nd Jan.


  • Groups welcome
  • Coaches welcome
  • Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
  • Gift shop
  • Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop
  • Guided tours
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Step-free access
  • Credit cards accepted