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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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Shame that "Jane" was having a major service.

Had a great day at the Heritage centre, nice and quiet because it wasn't a "taxying day" but we knew that before hand. Couldn't take the photos I wanted because the plane was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Had a great day at the Heritage centre, nice and quiet because it wasn't a "taxying day" but we knew that before hand. Couldn't take the photos I wanted because the plane was being worked on (none of the props were fitted so photos not so impressive). A real shame but it's a good reason to return later this year.Meal... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I visited this museum on the 26/02/2015 and can simply say that this place is the best aviation museum I have ever visited. It has tons of different areas spread across the old RAF Base such as chapel, control tower and the main hanger. Inside the main hanger is one of the most beautiful sights anyone can set eyes on,... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

- As someone who grew up not far from the aviation centre, I have made many visits and spent plenty of time looking around the museum. I think that was the centre does so well is bring to life the stories of those that served in the RAF in Lincolnshire. It is great to look through the photos and recount... More 

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near London
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

After doing a taxy run in 'Just Jane' during the 7 September 3 Lancs event I dropped in on 24 Feb to see the aircraft under winter maintenance. It's a rare opportunity to see this classic bomber in the raw so to speak. I'm not sure whether it was something I'd missed before but in the back of the hanger... More 

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
90 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Whilst this is a 'must see' for any aviation enthusiast, there's lots to see from an historical perspective for both young and old. It is very much centred around the star attraction; the Avro Lancaster, but covers the whole aspect of Bomber Command and the operation of East Kirkby as a World War 2 airfield, together with other WW2 related... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is an amazing place, it offers plenty of aviation vehicles such as harriers etc. but the icing on the cake is definitely the Avro Lancaster, she is a thing of beauty!

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Norfolk
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

First time we had been back in many years and there were many new exhibitions and items on display. As well as the beautiful "Just Jane" there were a Home Front exhibition and another dedicated to WW2 prison camp escapes, not to mention all the other excellent displays. Photos and narratives about people and events in WW2 are displayed imaginatively,... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

brilliant place has all the nostalgia of the 40,s music,re enactors,planes ect naffi cafe,hangers,old buildings with wartime things in great day out

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Liked: enthusiastic staff, reasonably entry prices. Excellent access to just Jane, the Avro Lancaster that the centre owns & hope to return to flight status. Disliked: lack of respect by some visitors with regards to the nature of some of the exhibits, one group of four just spent their time giggling like teenagers everywhere, in the main hangar, even in... More 

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Norfolk
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Good to get back there to see the progress on the Lancaster. As always, we were made to feel very welcome and we enjoyed our visit.

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