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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

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Address: East Kirkby Airfield | Nr Spilsby, East Kirkby PE23 4DE, England
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+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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Have been here a few times before - went this time to see the Lancaster 'in bits' An exiting time in the quest to get her flying - thorough strip down and interesting to see what... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have been here a few times before - went this time to see the Lancaster 'in bits' An exiting time in the quest to get her flying - thorough strip down and interesting to see what is happening. Also so many exhibits to see around the site - takes a good while to take it all in. The café is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lincolnshire is heavy with the echos of Bomber Commands exploits and heroism. Scampton, Woodhall Spa, Coningsby et al are on the road signs, pubs you've read about and occasionally the Red Arrows practicing over head. After what is quite a drive you drive past the RAF Memorial Flight and Conisby where the Lancaster is away and you arrive at RAF... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A special trip to see tHe historic Lancaster bomber while it is stripped for a Winter overhaul. Well worth the three hours from home, knowledgable guides, fascinating museum with many examples of wrecked war time aeroplanes and even a bouncing bomb. Best of all - best bacon sandwich ever, anywhere.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to visit. The airfield has a Lancaster that does taxi runs every day, such a feeling to be that close, and the staff there are fantastic with any questions answered.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with my family, we all really enjoyed ourselves loved the history and the planes my eldest boy loves Lancasters and he enjoyed watching the Lancaster doing its taxi runs.... We also came back for the air show which was also great we had two really great days out.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

so many planes and so much information! I loved the atmosphere! The airshow was absoloutely thrilling! I got so close to the planes!

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Compiegne, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was like walking back in time with the authenic buildings and planes. A fascinating collection with life stories of the young pilots, many of whom had lost their lives. It was a shame the collection of vintage vehicles were lined up together so we could not walk around them, (lack of space?). A visit is 3 hours +

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go to Conningsby to see the Memorial Flight then go to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre as well

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum today, was great to see just Jane the Lancaster, the guide made it very interesting telling us everything that was going on.

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

Still an active airfield (albeit for small aircraft), this former RAF Bomber Station has been superbly preserved to demonstrate life as it was during the Second World War. The large Hangar houses detailed displays and information to its past, including an Avro Lancaster which is currently being restored to flying condition and a Dakota DC3 along with vehicles from the... More 

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