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Royal Air Force Scampton Museum

RAF Scampton, Lincoln LN1 2ST, England
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Ranked #5 of 38 Attractions in Lincoln
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities
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... more » 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. « less
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Whittlesey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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114 reviews 114 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Skellingthorpe, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Had parents up to stay from London whom were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary so has part of there stay took them here. Well worth a visit the guide volunteers have great knowledge and make the trip very enjoyable

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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258 reviews 258 reviews
54 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Tom, brought this to life. Excellent, informative visit, around 2 hours with lots to see, including Guy Gibson's office.

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Lincoln
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84 reviews 84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is run by volunteers but you have to arrange to visit. I have wanted to go for a while, as I think the Dambusters story is amazing. The guide was funny and interesting and we all enjoyed ourselves. The highlight for me was seeing Guy Gibson's office and the rooms that were used on that night, and the grave... More

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West Midlands
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Spent 3 hours looking around the time capsule that is RAF Scampton (it is little changed since WW2) The guide knew everything there was to know about the place,and couldn't have been better. My wife hasn't much of an interest in WW2 history but she really enjoyed the visit. If you have any interest in the air war this is... More

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