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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 2013
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We traveled a long way for this. We are from Australia and I promised my 81 year old dad I'll get to see the Lancaster Bomber on our trip to the UK. We made the trip across the country to look at the museum and the bomber and we weren't disappointed. Much to look at and read about there and... More

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Home to the Lancaster Just Jane, this was one of those places that looks quote small when you get there but has so much to do. The many bomber command exhibits in this museum really bring home what it was like to life, fly and not always survive in Bomber Command. A very fitting tribute to all of those brave... More

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Preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

I had to wait fourteen months for this. It was a gift for my February 2013 birthday but it was well worth the wait. I was treated to a taxy ride in the centres own restored Lancaster bomber and what a privilege it was not to mention a humbling experience when you consider how these machines were put to work... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Home to Lancaster Just Jane this small museum as a lot more to it than you would at first imaging. The engine and taxi rubs are worth the visit alone , along with the many bomber command exhibits this museum is well worth a visit especially if you are already in the area. Had lunch in the naafi which was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Went to the centre today 70th anniversary of the Nuremburg raid, lecture on the raid by Mike Chatterton slightly spoiled by the sound quality and background noise. Star of the show is always the Lancaster, and very moving tribute to the crews lost on the raid with a direct link to the museum which was set up in memory of... More

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Lovely day had by us at the East Kirkby aviation heritage centre. Commemorating the Nuremburg raids in WW2. Period costumes, Lancaster taxi runs, static exhibitions, re-enactment of an air raid was very exciting. Explosions, flares, fires, great. Will be going again.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We went to the Aviation Heritage Centre near Spilsby yesterday and had a great time - what a fascinating place it is. If you are of a certain age (more mature lets say!) you will find it moving, interesting and full of historical information of how the pilots coped and some of their stories during WW2. On the day we... More

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Berkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

A visit and a taxy ride in Just Jane was my husband's birthday present from some time ago and I was able to join in due to a cancellation. We arrived on a brisk sunny morning to find the mighty Lancaster sparkling in the sunshine and looking ready for the off. Everyone had a briefing in an authentic building from... More

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Our weekend was planned around the Lancaster "Just Jane". We weren't disappointed. Fabulous day from the minute we walked through the gate. We will definately be visiting again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Wow! Friendly people , brilliant exhibits, good coffee,.......the Lancaster was lovely, then they got her out and started her up....cannot get better. A must visit.

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