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Spitfire and Hurricane Museum

Spitfire & Hurricane Museum

Heritage and Gardens
Heritage and Gardens

The Spitfire and Hurricane Museum is a unique site, displaying the two iconic war planes, and also holding a host of objects and artefacts telling the story of life in and around Ramsgate during WWII. Central to the display are the iconic Spitfire Mk XVI and Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc.

An absolute must-visit, photography is welcome too, and best of all, it’s free!

Face coverings must be worn inside the buildings.

As well as the collection, the Museum has a small shop and the Café (open 7 days a week from May 18th) serves teas, coffees and quality hot food, with an outside seating area. 

Visitors are welcome to sit on the benches in the Allied Crew Memorial Garden to relax and reflect, in an evocative atmosphere.

Visitors are able to book a flight in the Spitfire Simulator. The Spitfire Flight Experience costs £30 for 30 minutes. Book your flight from their website here.

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

Access Information

The entrance and entire Museum are based on level ground and are fully accessible to wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Although the double-doors at the entrance are manual, help is available from Museum volunteers.

Seating areas are available in exhibition halls, and one wheelchair is available for visitor use.

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.

Two accessible parking bays are located in the large free car park close to the Museum entrance.

Assistance Dogs (trained, and on leads) are welcome.

Read Access Statement here


Free Entry Donations welcome


The Memorial Museum
Manston Road

Manston, Near Ramsgate


CT12 5DF


Opening Times

Open daily 10am-4pm (Closed Mondays) Please see website for updates to opening times and dates

Accessible parking
Accessible toilets
Coaches welcome
Credit cards accepted
Gift shop
Groups welcome
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
Guided tours
Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop
Step-free access
wheelchair hire
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Contact Us
Visitor Information Centre
The Droit House
Stone Pier
Kent CT9 1JD
Te: 01843 577577
Official website of Visit Thanet, Thanet District Council.