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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

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Address: East Kirkby Airfield | Nr Spilsby, East Kirkby PE23 4DE, England
Phone Number: 01790 763207
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Centre is home to Lancaster NX611 and a museum based on a WWII...
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.
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Great day out

its a fairly small place, but has a very friendly feel and reasonably priced. dead easy to find too :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

its a fairly small place, but has a very friendly feel and reasonably priced. dead easy to find too :)

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Seeing the Lancaster and watching it taxi was worth this visit and probably the expensive entry fee. The rest of the day was pretty amateurish. Displays very poorly laid out, information about what was happening when was limited and they ran out of sandwiches by 1.00 pm !!!

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited 23rd May, 4 adults. Good parking - plenty of marshalls. Arrived just before 12, there was an event on for bank holiday weekend and the first thing we watched was the tank firing. (Cover your ears!). Note that the tank and other land vehicles on display were just there for the event. There is plenty to see and... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It was the day before VE Day so we decided to take a trip to the Aviation Centre to see if anything was going on. On arrival the car has plenty of parking spaces on the grass although not defined spaces. The actual place is well worth a visit as you go to the entrance you walk into a large... More 

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I waited for over 12 months to experience the Lancaster VIP taxi ride that was given to me as a Father's Day gift and it exceeded expectations in all areas the museum was fantastic all the staff were passionate and extremely knowledgable and had time for everybody the taxi ride in the Lancaster was just the icing on the cake... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Friendly welcome which is always a good start. This is my fifth visit and I enjoyed the afternoon very much. It's a very nostalgic museum and I can relate directly to many of the exhibits on display. Two of my uncles were in the RAF during the war, one was a navigator on Lancasters. This museum demonstrates the meaning of... More 

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Nottinghamshier
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

An amazing place with amazing history! What a wonderful place to visit, lots for children to see and do and lots of history and facts that are really interesting. Loved it would visit again and again and it wouldn't get boring! See you again

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you have any interest at all in WW2 aeroplanes, if you are just curious about the planes you have seen in films then the Lancaster VIP experience is for you. The sound of four merlins and the sense of power and vibration as you ready for take off is something I will never forget. From the minute you arrive... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

On arrival I was Impressed at the tidy appearance although not a large Centre as one would expect it was very neat and tidy . Having checked up on its website I was quiet happy as the sat nav took you right to the gate and .also check out the website as it will give you Information as to what... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

What a fantastic place, a family run centre with such good vision, everyone is friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The centre is set up very well with excellent exhibitions, restoration projects and keeping our heritage very much alive. The atmosphere is relaxing where you can reflect on those who gave their lives and those who lived through the hardest times imaginable... More 

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