Frontline thanet attractions

Take a journey of discover

Discover more about Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate connections and involvement during World War I, World War II and D-Day 

RAF Manston Spitfire and Hurricane Museum

RAF Manston Spitfire and Hurricane Museum
Dedicated to the pilots and aircrew of WWII, on the site of one of the very few surviving airfields, which participated in the epic ‘Battle of Britain’. 

Museum based on the industry of the airfield from 1916 to present day

• Ramsgate Tunnels Explorer
Take you on a journey into a network of tunnels which became a town below the town.

• Margate MuseumMargate Museum
View military memorabilia artefacts and displays

• Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens
Major Powell-Cotton gave his home for use as a VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachments) hospital with his own domestic staff taking care of cooking and laundry.

• St Peter’s WWI Grave Tours
Visit the graves and remember those who died during or as a result of the 1914-18 World War. There are 37 people buried here, two of whom are unidentified seamen

• St Peter’s WWII Grave Tours
Remember those who died during or as a result of the 1939-1945 World War. There are 14 servicemen buried at St Peter's but we also visit the graves of 5 local firemen who were killed by enemy action while on duty

• SundownerSundowner
In 1940 rescued 130 men from the Dunkirk beaches and brought them back to Ramsgate. The ship was restored in 1990 to take part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of Dunkirk

• Margate Winter Gardens
First used as a receiving station for some of the 46,000 troops who landed at Margate after being evacuated from Dunkirk. 

• The Sailor’s Church and Harbour Mission
Used to fed, clothed, sheltered and medically treat some 3300 survivors of World War I

• RIB Request
Offering trips to the Maunsell Tower in the Thames estuary

• Sarre WWII Trail
Find out how Sarre would have been central to defeating a German invasion