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Royal Air Force Scampton Museum

Address: RAF Scampton, Lincoln LN1 2ST, England
Phone Number: 07748630832
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Ranked #5 of 26 Attractions in Lincoln
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Cultural
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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37 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We were so lucky. The Red Arrows had finished their display season in September and so they were on station when we visited and we were treated to a free airshow during our visit watching them stat up, taxi out, take off, display, land and taxi in. The Dam Buster Story and the tour of the base was very well... More

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Whittlesey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Home of the 617 Dambusters squadron and now the Red Arrows - We had a great visit to the heritage centre which is run by volunteers. You do need to book this by prior arrangement. There were only about fifteen people visiting on the day. The guides were very knowledgeable and Passionate - you cant help but soak in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Have family that live nearby so thought we would visit the base, spent half a day there. Well worth it, lots to see and do and very interesting day out, something for everyone too see, staff friendly

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Shipley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I have an interest in WWII history which mainly stems from hearing my parents talking about their war time experiences. This tour mainly focuses on the events leading up to and including the Dambusters raids and some of the personnel involved. However there are other tales of the history of the base and other squadrons and of local history. We... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is well worth a visit if you are interested in RAF history. The main emphasis is the Dams raid, but the enthusiasm of the tour guide and the knowledge shown of the area and history was the best part of the experience

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited the heritage centre with my dad at the weekend - it was amazing. The guide - merv had so much knowledge he really brought history alive, well worth a visit, lots to see and really interesting. You get the history of the Lancasters and 617 squadron, as well as information about the Red Arrows and the Vulcan, along with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What can I say about raf scampton I LOVE THIS PLACE steeped in history especially the dam raids by 617 squadron this is an active raf base and in the winter months the famous red arrows which are based here practice there manoeuvres which is free to watch from the base viewing area.had the privilege of being on base for... More

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