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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

Address: East Kirkby Airfield | Nr Spilsby, East Kirkby PE23 4DE, England
Phone Number: 01790 763207
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Cultural
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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.
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I didnt really know what to expect but i was pleasantly surprised. If you like ww2 then its for you! If you dont, then dont go! My husband really enjoyed it as there was lots of exhibits! My only complaint would be that some of the exibits were closed due to refurbishments and we didnt get to see the dambuster... More

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west yorkshire
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We were staying in Lincoln so, as I had an uncle in the RAF, I wanted to find out more about him and the history of WW2. We were given information about him and his squadron from 2 very helpful people working in the archive section of the museum. I can't praise them enough for the attention they gave me... More

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Queensland, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

What a fascinating and moving experience. The whole place is a worthy memorial to all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice serving with Bomber Command during the Second World War. I was humbled reading the many stories of sacrifice and bravery that adorn the hanger. The numerous items from crashed aircraft and the many artifacts in the museum, truly bring... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

to see the lancaster " just jane " bomber do it's taxy run was awesome both the day and the night runs were amazing . the museum was also very interesting and a delicious hog roast to add . the fireworks display was absolutly fantastic and top quality fireworks we all cheered and clapped at the end . will be... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Fascinating, exciting, evocative, moving...just some of the adjectives which begin to describe this unique and wonderful experience. A genuine WW2 airfield lives on. To see, enter and take the 'taxy' ride in a genuine Lancaster Bomber is a lifetime memory, all guided by top RAF and Centre staff. Take the 'taxy' trip, and plan a full day there; we arrived... More

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My daughter bought me a VIP Day for my 70th birthday present. She knew how much the Lancaster meant to me since my father worked on them during the Second World War. This summer, I, like many others, took the opportunity to see the visiting Canadian Lancaster display with the BBMF Lancaster. With my grandsons I also visited the Lancaster... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A time warp which reminds you of so much. This airfield is so well preserved for its era it is uncanny. We arrived late so we were limited for time and I could have happily spent a whole morning or afternoon here. So much to view, read and experience on the fascinating subject of how people went about doing their... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visited this museum in October and I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of effort that had gone in to making the museum quite special. Of course, the Lancaster bomber was enough to make the day, but the other exibits and displays were also excellent. The museum is 'dog friendly' which we greatly appreciated and more attractions should consider... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

During a wonderful stay at the Petwood Hotel during a 5 day coach tour of Lincoln to see all I could about the Dambusters and the notorious bouncing bomb I managed to visit East Kirkby for half a day. On reflection this was nowhere near long enough. Had I realised that there was so much of interest there I would... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I went to the centre for the first time in November 2013 and haven`t stopped going back since. It`s been a pleasure to work with the centre (especially Andrew and Louise) on the auction artwork I`ve provided for the 2014 season...I hope the amount will help fund a small percentage of Just Jane`s move to airworthiness in future (all being... More

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