Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Kent  /  Folkestone  /  Hawkinge  /  Museums  /  Kent Battle of Britain Museum

Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge

4.0
#6 of 43 in Things to do in Folkestone
Specialty Museum Museum
Kent Battle of Britain Museum is located in Hawkinge. Plan your Kent Battle of Britain Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Folkestone using our Folkestone trip builder.
Create an itinerary including Kent Battle of Britain Museum

(Folkestone is the nearest city to Kent Battle of Britain Museum)

map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
393 reviews
Google
3.8
TripAdvisor
  • A beautifully maintained site with ample parking. Spectacular exhibits with poignant personal histories linking artefacts. This is run entirely by dedicated volunteers and we were told is the largest ...  more »
  • I have wanted to visit this museum for many years but I must admit my visit left me a little disappointed. On the walk to the entrance from the car park you are first greeted with a sign saying strict...  more »
  • A fantastic museum with so much to see. You could spend hours just looking around & reading all the stories. Will definitely visit again when we have more time.  more »
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Folkestone

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Folkestone

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Folkestone by other users

3 days in Folkestone BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Folkestone BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Folkestone BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in France, Folkestone & Canterbury BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Kent BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Kent BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, kids, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Kent BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Folkestone BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Folkestone BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in France, Folkestone & Monaco BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Kent BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans