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Kent Battle of Britain Museum
Kent Battle of Britain Museum.
Kent Battle of Britain Museum - Wikimedia Commons

Kent Battle of Britain Museum is located on the former RAF Hawkinge, a World War II airfield near Folkestone in Kent.

The museum is the oldest established and has the largest collection of Battle of Britain artefacts on show in the country.

Kent Battle of Britain Museum Map

History
The Kent Battle of Britain Museum is located on the former RAF Hawkinge which was involved during the Battle of Britain as well other important aerial battles during the Second World War.

The museum is privately operated and is the most comprehensive and oldest museum dedicated to the Battle of Britain. Since opening in 1971, the museum has gained the support of a number of Battle of Britain pilots and many of them have donated personal items to the museum.

It also features a shop where one can buy Battle of Britain memorabilia, including CDs and audio cassettes recorded and donated by Battle of Britain RAF pilots.

Kent Battle of Britain Museum Address & Travel
Kent Battle of Britain Museum
Aerodrome Rd
Hawkinge
Nr Folkestone
Kent
CT18 7AG
Telephone: 01303 893140
Email: kentbattleofbritainmuseum@btinternet.com

Car:
Hawkinge is situated on the A260 between Folkestone and Canterbury. From the A20 Folkestone to Dover road, turn off for Canterbury on to the A260. The Museum is located one mile along Aerodrome Road and is clearly signposted on the new Hawkinge bypass. The satnav postcode is CT18 7AG.

Bus:
A bus service from both Folkestone and Canterbury is available, stopping in Hawkinge and directly outside of the museum entrance. A Folkestone tour bus operates during the summer months and will stop at the museum entrance.

How much does it cost?
The admission fee can be found on the official website.

What are the Opening Hours?
April, May and October:
10am to 4pm.

June to September:
10am to 5pm.

The museum is closed on Mondays except for Bank Holidays.

For more information then visit the
Kent Battle of Britain Museum official website.


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Museum Aircraft




Kent Battle of Britain Museum Photograph:

Kent Battle of Britain Museum.
Kent Battle of Britain Museum - Wikimedia Commons


Museum Aircraft:
Dowding Memorial Hangar
Full-size replica Messerschmitt Bf 109E x3
Granau Baby Glider
Spitfire wings

Stuart-Buttle Hangar
Hurricane and Spitfire replicas
North American Harvard

There are also many recovered Daimler-Benz and Merlin engines including a Boulton and Paul Defiant engine, vehicles, weapons, V1 Flying Bombs, uniforms, a Dispersal Hut, and an Operation Block.




Kent Battle of Britain Museum Photograph:

Kent Battle of Britain Museum.
Kent Battle of Britain Museum - Wikimedia Commons