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Royal Air Force Scampton Museum

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Address: RAF Scampton, Lincoln LN1 2ST, England
Phone Number: 07748630832
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8:15 am - 3:00 pm
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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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When we visited i closed my eyes and just hoped W/Co G.P Gibson's dog might have appeared with his master sq ldr Gibson.

To visit R.A.F Scampton, is to visit a place, which in our history , has enabled us to live as freely and as safely as we do today, and to be grateful for the priviledge of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

To visit R.A.F Scampton, is to visit a place, which in our history , has enabled us to live as freely and as safely as we do today, and to be grateful for the priviledge of doing so.Thank you 617 sq. Everyone of you.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

perhaps the best thing about the visit is the closeness to the Red Arrows display team; Ask the locals and they will tell you what time the team will be practicing if they are not out giving a display. the views from the nearby viewpoint are truly amazing

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I would like to thank the member of staff who took us around What a Great Day. What history we have got for those who lost there lives Let us not Forget Them KEEP YOUR WORK UP What a great 3hrs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visited here many times and never ever get bored, so much history and its free, not to mention the red arrows flying around most days. Can't fault the museum, and guides are brilliant. A must for all history lovers young or old.

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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

As this is a live RAF base you need to book visits in advance. It's well worth it for the chance to see the Dambusters' airfield, the grave of Nijjer (Guy Gibson's dog and the squadron mascot), Gibson's office and the hanger exhibits. You may also get to see the Red Arrows. Very interesting commentary from the guide. Allow 3... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

If you are interested in aviation history this tour is a must. It is free (contributions welcomed), but must be pre booked and tour times are restricted - I think they may only be at 11am daily. The guide meets you at the main gate of RAF Scampton and escorts you to the museum. The collection is limited but very... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

As part of our Bomber County tour, we booked to visit the museum. Upon arrival there was some confusion, as they wasn't expecting us. However, this played out very well - as we got a two on two tour of the museum - as we walked around, they closed up, Climbed inside the Lancaster and sat in the pilots seat.... More 

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Berkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A must visit museum if you have a interest in the RAF and the 'Dambusters' . The volunteer staff are excellent , informative and friendly and enhanced the visit . I have been twice and shall return again when in the area !

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is our second visit to the museum and it keeps growing and improving. There are many exhibits to interest both firefighters and general public. I would definitely recommend a visit. We will be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We arranged to visit this museum on the same day as the Firefighting museum next door. Outside is Guy Gibson's dogs grave and 3 replica bombs. Inside you can see his office desk and fascinating information on the Dambusters crews and statistics. The bravery and loss of the crews is thought provoking. Uniforms parts of planes and memorabilia. Inside the... More 

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