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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: 441790763207
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Centre is home to Lancaster NX611 and a museum based on a WWII airfield...

The Centre is home to Lancaster NX611 and a museum based on a WWII airfield with original control tower, Escaping 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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What all museums should be like

Ramshackle, redolent of the past, hypnotising, fantastically curated, not too busy, a little hard to find. Having a meal in the mess before beginning the tour genuinely left me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ramshackle, redolent of the past, hypnotising, fantastically curated, not too busy, a little hard to find. Having a meal in the mess before beginning the tour genuinely left me feeling like we'd been transported back in time to a place of grease, aviator fuel and adrenaline. A must see.

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1 Thank malcolm79
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the easiest place to find, Shame it's not better signposted. Went here on a Buy one get one free entrance ticket, ( Go to website to download vouchers). Quite small really but interesting enough, The 'Just Jane' Dambuster in the Main Hanger looked as though it was having a Major Service, Truly an incredible machine! Lots of interesting images... More 

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Thank Alan253
Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Words cannot describe how utterly fantastic this place is, if you love Lancaster Bombers like us you'll love Just Janes engine runs! Loads of history to view and remember aircrew of the 2nd World War, Naafi does a great breakfast amongst other things, awesome place!

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Thank andyholt16
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit if you want to learn about historic items. There are great displays from aeroplane plants that are obviously well cared for and numerous sheds to walk through. The Lancaster is also on show which is an outstanding plane. Offering taxi rides which is brilliant.

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Thank Kirsty B
Chapel St. Leonards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to learn what it was like during the second world war, then this is the place to be and here the sounds of war

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Thank Geihore R
Sibsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Brilliant interesting place to visit.The Museum and surrounding buildings are of such great interest.There is so much memorabilia. Fabulous Naffi.

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Clacton-on-sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

There are only two airworthy Lancaster Bombers in the world. Just Jane could become the third within a few years. The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is well worth visiting, with the chance to go on a taxy ride onboard the Lancaster bomber "Just Jane"

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Excellent . All aspects were very good . The Lancaster and the Dekota are a main attraction but there is much more . We particularly enjoyed the special atmosphere created within the chapel .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I use a wheelchair and find very few good facilities in Lincolnshire but this was excellent. I'm not a huge fan of all things war related but the guide was knowledgeable and good at dealing with the people in the group he was showing round. Everywhere was fairly easy with the wheelchair and the couple of times the going got... More 

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Alford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great place to visit, but make sure sure it's on a day Just Jane is doing a taxi run. The sound is amazing

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