Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge

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Kent Battle of Britain Museum is located in Hawkinge. To visit Kent Battle of Britain Museum on your holiday in Folkestone, and find out what else Folkestone has to offer, use our Folkestone driving holiday planner.
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Kent Battle of Britain Museum Reviews
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  • August 20, 2017
    My sons and I visited the museum today and it was wonderful. The personal stories to so many airman directly linked to the planes the flew was very moving. John, one of the volunteers, was very genero...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Beautifully laid out, a tribute to the 2500 Brits who fought in Spitfires, told through the stories of the pilots and their Rolls Royce engines. Tons to see, a labour of love, need min 90 mins.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    On holiday in Kent and came across a leaflet for the museum in the hotel. Doesn't look that big from the outside but once you get into the first hall you start to get a flavour of what's to come. You ...  more »
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  • Great Museum but staff attitude on the front desk suck ! Yes it did say last admission at 4pm when Museum closes at 5pm , but we arrived at 4.05 and they didnt want to let us in or take out £16 because we were 5 minutes late ! Then we had the speel about no phones with cameras being taken round and they spent another 5 minutes arguing with us about that. Great museum but run by a few jobs worth ! Other staff around the museum very friendly and knowledgeable . Get rid of the jobs woth on the admission desk !
  • Very disappointed. No cameras allowed and can't pay with card. Theives can't still steal stuff with photographs prior you know!!! Will not return again I'll visit elvington which allows you to take a phone/camera and it's cheaper
  • Amazing (huge) collection of aircraft and artefacts related to the Battle of Britain. A lot to see and take in, so allow plenty of time - if you are even remotely interested, you'd easily spend at least half a day there.
  • Really enjoyed the visit, friendly staff.and lots to see.there The Museum has some amazing exhibits and detailed information on the Battle Britain period , Well worth a visit to see and learn more about that period of Britain's History .
  • I have just been to Hawkinge museum for the second time and found it better than the last time. The staff were very welcoming and the cafe was superb with a nice range of snacks. The exhibits and their layout was fantastic and it showed the absolute dedication and passion of the volunteers to uphold the memory of those brave pilots who fought for this country. I say to all those interested in finding out about the Battle of Britain and the facts/stories of the pilots and their planes who fought on both sides come to the museum and bring your children and you will learn a lot. Ignore those nasty reviews, they are certainly not justified and are written by ignorant people who do not respect the rules of the museum.

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