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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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We were a large group planning a calender for "Help for Heros" we aproached the Aviation Centre to ask if we could do our photographs here as our theme was the War Years, they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were a large group planning a calender for "Help for Heros" we aproached the Aviation Centre to ask if we could do our photographs here as our theme was the War Years, they couldn't have been more helpful and even gave us free entry, there is a cafe there so we were able to get refreshments as and when... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is is an amazing chance to see Just Jane in the raw! The aircraft is currently stripped back to bare metal for re-painting and corrosion inspection. The tour took about an hour under Andrew Panton's guidance and it is a serious learning experience. I also had my first ever visit to the 'Where They Fell' exhibit on the ground... More 

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Thank John E
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this place more than once, good value for money with lots to see, as expected amazing history, excellent value cafe and gift shop. Worth a trip

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been several times to this venue and it never fails to please. We have twice been on a taxy run on the Lancaster and it is to be recommended. The historical exhibits are extremely interesting and the atmosphere of the whole airfield needs to be experienced.The many stories of the airmen who died cannot fail to bring home... More 

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

My wife and I really enjoyed our visit to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, there is a lot to see and it really illustrated how brave the crews of Bomber Command were, another nice aspect is that there is also information about the often forgotten ground crews and base staff. One area we found particularly moving was to be able... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A chance to see Jane in a state of undress! Amazing to see this historic plane anyway, but to to be able to see her stripped of paint, parts removed and in bits was a rare treat. Staff were great, knowledgable and friendly. Do it now. Ask them about EBay and its connection with the Lancaster.

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Thank David W
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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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Thank carole f
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

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 November 4, 2016

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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