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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
Owner description: The Centre is home to Lancaster NX611 and a museum based on a WWII airfield with original control...
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Type: Science Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Surrey UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited here with the family after we bought a taxy-run experience for my dad's birthday present. So much to see, starting with the amazing Lancaster Bomber Just Jane, already out and ready on the apron when we arrived. That alone was a truly wonderful sight to start the day with! In the NAAFI there's a great choice of hot meals... More 

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is an amazing place to visit. Especially when the Lancaster is taxing down the runway, with the music of Vera Lyn playing through the air. The aircraft hanger is brilliant, all the old vehicles, and the personal effects of the soldiers, and news papers to read. Well worth a visit.

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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

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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10 reviews 10 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
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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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