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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

East Kirkby Airfield | Nr Spilsby, East Kirkby PE23 4DE, England
01790 763207
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
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,... more » 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. « less
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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the Lancaster taxi ride immensely. Although not cheap, we felt at a whole days experience it was good value. There's certainly no beating the experience of the aircraft when it 'comes alive'. Staff are friendly, knowledgable and clearly enjoy sharing 'Just Jane'. Thank you for a truly memorable day. Recommended!

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Very interesting, moving & informative, not a glitzy commercial venture, just heartfelt. Stories about the crews lost are so moving, cant praise it enough, the however is the NAFI, my plate was swimming in cooking oil from eggs, so much so that I had to send the food back, my husbands bacon was so under done it was still 'oiking'... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I was lucky enough to attend the three lancasters event and I have to say I was very impressed with how well the day and the traffic were organised. However this review is for the main attraction not that event since it will never happen again. Just Jane is the primary reason for visiting and it is wonderful to be... More

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

the chapel very sombre and quant,,Lancaster wow loved taxi run and looking at all the little tress I really enjoyed the visit

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Ayrshire, Scotland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I had planned a visit here for my husband when we were in Lincoln for a short holiday. The place is amazing, so much history and to be able to be that close to a Lancaster was a total thrill for him. There is so much to see and read about and to take in. It is well worth a... More

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

If you have a morning to spare or even a full day you must visit the East Lincolnshire Aviation Museum. If you do go check their web site to see when the Lancaster is doing Taxi rides. This is a MUST to see a real Lancaster up close with it`s four Merlin engines going past you only feet away from... More

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Badminton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The main attraction of the museum is the Just Jane Lancaster bomber. It is fantastic to be able to get really close to the aircraft. There is plenty to see and there is so much information it is difficult to take it all in in one visit. It certainly brings home how many people were affected by the 2nd World... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This place is a must for anyone with family or hobby interest in WW II bomber command. Went on taxy trip in their beautifully maintained Lancaster. You will be shown all positions in the plane by enthusiastic & knowledgeable personnel. You can read a lot about them but you can only understand them properly by climbing inside.Then the splutter &... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The air museum at East kirkby is brilliant. We have been several times and we always end up staying longer than we plan to. Appart from having the lancaster bomber just Jane in residence they have a number of other planes, vehicles and lots of interesting displays. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The cafe is good and the... More

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

There is a large car park good disabled access and buggy friendly there is a wheelchair loan service you may also fly in landing on the grass strip which is long enough to accept a dekota. The museum includes a working control tower several aviation exhibits including a lanacaster. this WW2 bomber taxis around the field allowing enthusiast to enjoy... More

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