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Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge
(3.9/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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  • We popped in returning from Dover recently, looking over the Channel I Cape le' Fog, (has own climate). When parking at the rear, a true definition of what a ''clever design'' this is, not visible unt...  more »
  • Go see this great place it's huge. So much to see, so knowledgeable people's and good cafe. Great selection of relics from the Battle of Britain and a huge selection of German artefacts well worth a v...  more »
  • Second visit to Hawkinge. Wonderful collections. A lot of nice wreck recoveries and incredible collection of uniforms and personal kit both Allied and Axis. The wreck artifacts are impressive and sad ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • A truly great museum full of history and staff who know what they are talking about well worth the visit. As for the camera thing if you want a pic go five mins up the rd to the memorial you will find a spitfire and Hurricane. But the true point is not about instergram or Facebook likes but the service the men and women did for Britain and the commonwealth.
  • Well worth a visit! There are many impressive displays with an attention to detail that frankly, beggars belief! I was particularly taken with the recreation of Franz Von Werra's crash landing, but there are MANY other interesting exhibits. If you haven't been here yet; What's stopping you?!!!
  • I finally visited today after wanting to for years. I'm a 28 year old WW2 aviation enthusiast. I was worried that I'd been spoilt by the likes of Duxford and Hendon, but the BoB Museum is truly astounding. It brilliantly links personal and military belongings to combat events etc. It has a ridiculously large collection of historic items and memorabilia, which you could literally take all day reading if you wanted. I was fascinated by the extensive collection of combat damaged engines, the place is riddled with Merlins and DB's! And the icing on the cake is the collection of fine aviation art in the last building. Please go, and take your children, it's important we remember these men.
  • Its a good place to vist staff well informed and friendly