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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

East Kirkby Airfield | Nr Spilsby, East Kirkby PE23 4DE, England
01790 763207
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Owner description: The Centre is home to Lancaster NX611 and a museum based on a WWII airfield with original control tower, Escape Society museum, Home Front exhibition,... more » Owner description: The Centre is home to Lancaster NX611 and a museum based on a WWII airfield with original control tower, Escape Society museum, Home Front exhibition, Hampden restoration project, memorial chapel and many memorabilia exhibitions. The Centre is open Mon-Sat. Closed Sundays. During the Summer the Lancaster performs taxy runs usually once a week. It is possible to have a taxy ride on the Lancaster, booking is essential as rides get booked up months in advance. « less
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

There is a large car park good disabled access and buggy friendly there is a wheelchair loan service you may also fly in landing on the grass strip which is long enough to accept a dekota. The museum includes a working control tower several aviation exhibits including a lanacaster. this WW2 bomber taxis around the field allowing enthusiast to enjoy... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I had been bought a Lancaster bomber taxi experience which was out of this world. This is an important part of our heritage for everyone but for someone with family connections to the planes in the war it is a very emotional experience. I defy anyone not to be moved by some of the stories told in displays. Please try... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Like many people I visited the museum to see the "Three Lancasters" event in September 2014. Quite simply one fo the most amazing days of my life! The museum is home to "Just Jane", one of only two Lancasters that you can see in action in the UK and that it's owners hope to put back into the sky one... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

East Kirkby Aviation Centre is a must visit. Excellent facilities and tea room, a good book/souvenir shop - free parking - and the icing on the cake, "Just JANE", the resident Avro Lancaster Bomber. My wife and I completed an inside guided tour of "Just Jane" today - fabulous, a must for any aircraft enthusiast, young or old. (My Father... More

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Memorable day today seeing Just Jane on the ground with the BBMF lancaster Thumper and Canadian Lancaster VeRA flying overhead. The magic of 12 merlins. Delayed from 2nd September because of engine problem with VeRA but well worth the wait. East Kirkby is a great museum with many Lincolnshire artefacts, needing more that one visit to enjoy all the exhibits.... More

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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is well worth a visit. Free parking is a bonus. The tea room [NAAFI] and toilet facilities were excellent. We wanted to have a good look around as Dad flew with the Lancasters during 1943 as a wireless operative. During our visit the Lancaster was doing taxy runs. Excellent place to visit. Will go again... More

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Guildford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is and excellent museum. It is family run, but don't think : tired and shabby, think : care, cleanliness and friendliness. The centrepiece is the Lancaster bomber: a VIP day including a taxy ride in it may be expensive, but it is fascinating and the guides/crew are extremely good and enthusiastic communicators. You get to squeeze into every crew... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The museum is fantastic, lots of attractions, outbuildings and the watchtower. The ground based Just Jane lancaster is a marvelous attraction and you can book taxi rides on her, my husband did this and was amazed by how small an area was inside for the men to work but the sound of her engines and taxiing in her was a... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We spent an incredible moving day that left us in awe of the young volunteers that flew in Bomber Command during World War 2. The 'taxi' ride in the Lancaster gave an in-depth insight into the cramped conditions the crews endured whilst the various exhibitions in the remaining buildings on the airfield gave an insight on life at the time.... More

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Crossgar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My first visit won't be the last. Booked a walking/ crawling tour of Just Jane Lancaster Bomber, what a magnificent experience. Loads to do and see, could have spent all day here. Coming from Northern Ireland a wee bit away, but I intend to bring my wife and daughter over some time soon.

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