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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A great day out

We had a round trip of 3 hours to visit and it was well worth it. My partner is an engineer so was really interested in the small engineered engine parts whereas I loved reading... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Hull, East Yorkshire
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Hull, East Yorkshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We had a round trip of 3 hours to visit and it was well worth it. My partner is an engineer so was really interested in the small engineered engine parts whereas I loved reading the letters and finding out about the people's lives. I thought the 40s music playing out over the loudspeakers was a particularly nice touch. If... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful snapshot of our countries history, It has so many exhibits of WW2 planes, bombs, vehicles etc,etc- you would need a couple of visits to see the lot, you find you cannot rush it as so many of the exhibits stop you in your tracks as you ponder the bravery of so few!! And to top it all... More 

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Some attractions you can pretty much guess what you are going to get, don't be fooled my the working Lancaster into believing this is just a one horse show (4 to 8 thousand depending on the type of merlin engines) there is something for everyone who is interested in recent history. As you wander around the site looking at displays... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

What a wonderful place to spend a good few hours...the centre houses truly remarkable memorabilia, worth the visit...

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We were fortunate enough to be there on a day that the Lancaster Bomber was out and doing taxi runs, which was a terrific thing to see. As great as this was though, there is so much more to have a look at as well, recovered aircraft wreckage, vehicles, the tower setup, back stories of those that served, the escape... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Absolutely brilliant place to visit whether or not you're a plane buff, great value for money with free car parking and an excellent cafe (NAAFI). We were lucky that the main attraction 'Just Jane' was outside the hangar on the apron and did a taxi run whilst we were there. Watching those 4 Merlin engines come to life and breathe... More 

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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My wife gave me a Lancaster "Taxi ride" as a 70th birthday present, - a perfect gift for anyone with a fascination for / connection with that iconic aircraft. The "Taxi - ride" proved so much more than a trendy attraction for geriatrics, and surpassed all my expectations. From the introductory "briefing" followed by the "ride", right through to the... More 

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Goole, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We travelled to the aviation centre especially for the Ford Capri event but we were pleasantly surprised by how much was on offer. The Heritage Centre has a Lancaster bomber LadyJane which taxis up and down at various times through the day ( rides have to be pre-booked ). It has a Dakota in the Hanger along with various military... More 

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Coulsdon, Surrey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
11 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It was about 18 months ago that I booked the taxy-ride on the Lancaster NX611 'Just Jane' to celebrate my husband's birthday - that's how deservedly popular this event is. By the time we arrived for our VIP day we were giddy with excitement. The morning briefing in the Nissen hut, as well as informing us of the practicalities of... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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406 reviews 406 reviews
125 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Tuesday and after an inexpensive sandwich lunch went out to watch the taxy ride of J for Jane, the restored Lancaster bomber. Following this there was easily enough for 2-3 hours browsing, particularly in the escape museum and the main hangar. Took a break for some very good coffee and cake. Just a great experience and... More 

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