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Address: RAF Scampton, Lincoln LN1 2ST, England
Phone Number: 07748630832
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Mon - Wed 8:15 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 8:15 am - 3:00 pm
Description: The RAF Scampton Heritage Centre is housed inside the Annexe offices of...
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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The Reds Museum

A must for RAF keen people. See the history behind the most famous military flying display team in the world. Also see history surrounding the Dambusters who were based at this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A must for RAF keen people. See the history behind the most famous military flying display team in the world. Also see history surrounding the Dambusters who were based at this RAF station in the second world war.

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Hanley Swan, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Pure history if your a Dam Busters fan,coupled with a visit to the RAF Fire Service Museum on the same site makes a great day out.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

RAF Scampton is the present home of the Red Arrows and has a museum which is certainly worth visiting but I beleive that one has to call first to arrange a visit as it it is not always open. RAF Scampton had a strategique involvement during WW2.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were booked on a tour, which you have to do as the heritage centre only opens once or twice a week. The induction outside points out various bombs carried by Lancasters including the famous Dambusters bouncing bomb. You also get to see Guy Gibson's beloved Labrador's grave. Inside we first went the the recreated 1943 crew room and Guy... More 

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Caistor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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
27 helpful votes 27 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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34 reviews 34 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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