Uncover Ramsgate’s fascinating history during WWII

Ramsgate, Kent

Take a step back in time to discover what life was like in a network of underground tunnels, home to thousands of people during the Second World War.

The town’s Royal Harbour, the only one in England, saw a flotilla of hundreds of small vessels, to become known as the ‘little ships’, set sail to Dunkirk to aid the evacuation of troops from the beaches in Operation Dynamo. Outside Ramsgate’s Maritime Museum, you will find one of these little ships – ‘Sundowner’.

Whilst at nearby Manston see splendid examples of iconic WWII fighter aircraft the Spitfire and Hurricane and learn about the history of the airfield and the role it played.

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Ramsgate's wartime tunnelsRamsgate Tunnels © Kane Guy
Little Ship 'Sundowner' in Ramsgate Harbour Little Ship 'Sundowner' in Ramsgate Harbour © Thanet Tourism
Life during WWII in Ramsgate TunnelsLife during WWII in Ramsgate Tunnels © Kane Guy
Spitfire and Hurricane MuseumSpitfire and Hurricane Museum © Thanet Tourism

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