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Royal Air Force Scampton Museum

RAF Scampton, Lincoln LN1 2ST, England
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Ranked #5 of 37 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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Havant, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Booked a tour here, whilst up this way, and we were not disappointed in anyway. The 2 gentleman who took us round were both very passionate about the whole base. The highlight for me was the hanger tour of the red arrows, apparently this is not always done and we just happened to be lucky. And were we lucky, up... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A really informative and interesting commentary from Mervyn throughout the time touring the base and the heritage centre. A free event, but must boogk prior to visiting, and well worth a donation to keep the experience open and available. Everything you need to know about the Dambusters, Guy Gibson and his dog.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My great granddad buried this dog when he was killed as he looked after guy gibson. I was wkndering if you can visit where he is buried

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Holmfirth
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68 reviews 68 reviews
5 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I took some American friends and they were so interested in RAF Scampton. We were guided by Tom and his wife who were so welcoming to the group and very knowledgeable. All the group I was with ended up friends - also giving Tom and his wife a hug! Tom made the Dambusters experience come alive! He even pointed out... More

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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Well what can I say, the curator and his colleague who showed myself and my wife round where very knowledgeable, friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The museum is brilliant, Mervyn goes into a lot of detail about how many Sqn's have been at Scampton, it's history, and it's role throughout the Station's history. Anyone with an interest in the... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

A very special place to visit, the history and feel of the place could not be reproduced anywhere else. It is clearly in a work in progress situation and would benefit from a cash injection and a few more exhibits. Having said that if you pick a day when the Red Arrows are practicing what could be better. We are... More

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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Great site with lots to see and do for anyone in to war planes and RAF history, well kept exhibits, indoors and out. Have fun.

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London
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

What an experience, to actually be in the office that Guy Gibson directed operations from & see the grave of his beloved dog outside the window. The displays were first class & guide very knowledgeable. The Red Arrows also stationed here but they were away at the time of our visit.

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Spean Bridge
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We travelled from the Highlands and combined a visit to this excellent museum with an Open Day at RAF Coningsby (for Lincolnshire's Lancaster Asstn). The museum tour at RAF Scampton is a very special experience; made so for me by the knowledge and palpable enthusiasm of the volunteer guides ( I'm so sorry I forget their names) and the low... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Myself and my husband were not aware of the tour until I came across it on tripadvisor, We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Very easy to arrange online too. The guide were very friendly, you can tell that they love being able to share experiences with you which made it more enjoyable. We were lucky enough to be there just as... More

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