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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

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Address: East Kirkby Airfield | Nr Spilsby, East Kirkby PE23 4DE, England
Phone Number: +44 1790 763207
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Centre is home to Lancaster NX611 and a museum based on a WWII airfield...

The Centre is home to Lancaster NX611 and a museum based on a WWII airfield with original control tower, Escaping Society museum, Home Front exhibition, Hampden restoration project, memorial chapel and many memorabilia exhibitions. The Centre is open Mon-Sat. Closed Sundays. During the Summer the Lancaster performs taxy runs usually once a week. It is possible to have a taxy ride on the Lancaster, booking is essential as rides get booked up months in advance.

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Great Day Out

One of the best Museums i've been to it's a good day out and the cafe is excellent value and really good food.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best Museums i've been to it's a good day out and the cafe is excellent value and really good food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly fantastic museum, not to be missed. For me the best bit is the carefully researched stories behind every exhibit. Even the smallest piece of wood or metal has a story behind it that brings the piece to life. Some really interesting and well preserved relics, all clearly displayed. The taxi run in the Lancaster is the one thing... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highlight for us was actually seeing the Lancaster bomber start up and taxi out onto the airfield and then back onto the hanger. So many interesting things to see and learn from - an entire hanger full of hart wrenching stories of fallen air crews from WWII and also planes and vehicles from that era. So sad to think of... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to East Kirkby for the night taxi of "Just Jane" . This is the second time we have made this trip just for the night taxi and on both occasions it was a fantastic experience. The exhibits are very good and if you are lucky enough to get a ride on the Queen Mary it really takes you... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In the heart of former bomber country, but off the main tracks. Quirky little exhibits on some aspects of war less covered by others. Was a treat linked to last taxi runs of the season. Crowds were massive, queues for food ridiculous. But a great day out - really helped that the weather was good. The historical atmosphere created when... More 

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Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

1. My favourite part is the bullet hole in the pole. 2. My second favourite part is the different dismantled plane parts. 3. My third favourite part was the morse code. 4. I would be the goldfish club because I would be safer.

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Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The bomb is very big and I liked it. I loved the Lancaster bomber. It has 5 bombs in it. It is very loud but my favourite was the big bomb and bouncing bomb. They had flares, snipers, muskets, grenades, knifes and machine guns. In the escape museum I would have liked to be in the goldfish club because you... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We visited on Saturday 29th October 2016, and watched two of the three taxi runs by Lancaster 'Just Jane', one in the afternoon and the other in the evening at 19:00. The evening run being very evocative of what it must have been like during the war with the Lancaster taxying out into the night, with lovely noises coming from... More 

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Lincoln
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

A fabulous afternoon and evening at the Aviation Heritage centre. We saw the Lancaster do two runs, one mid afternoon and one around 19.00hrs and finished the evening with a wonderful firework display. I'm not one for fireworks usually, but it was excellent and it was worth staying to see. There were plenty of displays for the enthusiast to see... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This was our first visit to the museum as so many of our friends have been and recommended it so we took the 2.5 hour drive. we booked back in January for a taxi ride for my 50th birthday and then had a call for a cancellation so my girlfriend could take a ride also which made our trip the... More 

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