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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 - 4:00 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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My wife and I had visitors from overseas connected to the their Air Force and we thought it was good to show them a bit of local history. On contacting the Museum we were informed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Lincoln
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I had visitors from overseas connected to the their Air Force and we thought it was good to show them a bit of local history. On contacting the Museum we were informed that they would be required to fetch their passports and we had to provide id also ie driving license. There were no issues and we... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have lived near Scampton for years but had never been to the museum until a trip was organized by our WI. We had a fantastic time; very knowledgeable and witty guides, loads to see and learn. I'm not even that fussed about airplanes but I was fascinated during the tour. Not to be missed!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A very nice cosy museum with very good exhibits in there original place run by very passionate people who know their stuff. If you go at the right time you even may see the Red Arrows

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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81 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I was lucky and squeezed in with a couple of days notice but the recommended time to give is 14 days as there is a need to ensure you can access the base. There is a security check and you then can either walk (if allowed) to have a convoy of cars through the base to the museum. The museum... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

You do have to phone or mail in advance so check the web site. The wonderful staff managed to fit is in at a few day's notice so always worth enquiring. Terrific visit with knowledgable guides and so much to see in the time available. Very humbling to see Guy Gibson's office and the briefing room and of course the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

What a brilliant place to visit, guides have fabulous knowledge about the crews who flew from Scampton in WWII. Guy Gibson's office is truly amazing. But it is not all about the Dambuster's there is so much more to see and do.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

You have to book this free tour via the website and get an e-mail confirmation. Tours are adhoc as they are run by volunteers, so book early. The RAF base as a whole is a little decrepit and deserted these days but the Heritage Centre part relives the story and the stage for the real life Dambusters (including where the... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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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