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Royal Air Force Scampton Museum

Address: RAF Scampton, Lincoln LN1 2ST, England
Phone Number: 07748630832
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Ranked #8 of 82 things to do in Lincoln
Type: Military bases & facilities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The RAF Scampton Heritage Centre is housed inside the Annexe offices of the former 617 Sqn Hangar...
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Type: Military bases & facilities, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Wed 8:15 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 8:15 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: The RAF Scampton Heritage Centre is housed inside the Annexe offices of the former 617 Sqn Hangar which is an English Heritage Grade II listed building.After a period of extensive renovation work carried out by volunteers, the Heritage Centre re-opened in June 2012. There is now the opportunity to see Wg Cdr Guy Gibsons office as it would have looked like in 1943.The Heritage Centre is open to the public by appointment only. Visits can be booked through the Head Curator Mr Roger Crisp. We can accommodate small and large groups, coach tours are very welcome as well as school trips.

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Caistor, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A group of us visited the museum on an organised tour. A complete surprise. The Guides were excellent and brought the whole museum to life. The hangard exhibits were fascinating and the "Dambuster" memorabilia very moving. The additional exhibitions, including the Fire Service Museum, combined with the Red Arrows flying a display made for a memorable day. Good to see... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

this is a must visit if you are interested in anything to do with the dambusters.Its full of history on the bombing raids in ww2. you can sit at Guy Gibsons desk,which is very emotive. excellent !!will go again

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bucks
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Visited whilst ona weekend break. Absolutely excellent would highly recommend. You need to contact the base prior to visiting to arrange a visit, but this was no problem. We had a personal guide who was extremely knowledgeable and even saw the Red Arrows taking off for a practice. Brilliant.

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Winterton
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The walk around the site is full of interesting bits and artifacts. Lots of things I never knew. Fascinating. Only drawback is that you have to book in advance, but well worth the planning.

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Cairo, Egypt
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Spent a few hours there together with the fire fighting museum next door. Dedicated band of volunteers to show you around, we really enjoyed it.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I sent an email requesting a visit, stating date, time, vehicle details, names, mobile number etc and never got reply, so I telephoned a few days later and got the answer machine, which said to send an email !!!!!!! A pity they are not as efficient as there neighbours at the Fire Museum who could not do enough for us... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was an excellent day out. Lots to see and do with especially good guides. I would recommend this to all ex Airforce especiall.

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UK
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Well worth a look. Very historical RAF Station. Informative visit and made even better by a visit to the Museum of RAF Firefighting, right next door. Best of both worlds. Allow a few hours and definately visit both. Give a good donation to the fire museum as they deserve it and rely soley on donations.

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

We were visiting the firefighting museum and were offered the chance to view this collection. We were taken round by some very knowlagable people who showed us a good collecton of cockpit sections and also complete aircaraft, that had operated from this airfield. The highlight for me on the eve of rememberance was a private visit to Guy Gibsons office,... More 

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Goole, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I truely recomend a visit. This was a day filled with wonderful and interesting facts and history surrounding RAF Scampton. The staff were so friendly and welcoming and greeted us with hot drinks, lovely! The tour was informative and extremely interesting, many of the exhibits provided personally by Steve Shirley, RAF Fire Fighter.All the talks given were thoroughly thought out... More 

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