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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: 441790763207
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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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A visit to remember

How fortunate we were, arriving just as the Lancaster was due to commence her taxy ride. Just Jane was looking good as the engines were fired up,until all four props were turning... read more

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

How fortunate we were, arriving just as the Lancaster was due to commence her taxy ride. Just Jane was looking good as the engines were fired up,until all four props were turning and the noise heralded the moment her wheels started to move,and she taxied towards the runway. The visitors cameras were clicking as the draught from the props and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had booked a taxi ride in the Lancaster for my 65th birthday and I enjoyed every minute. The team of Phillip and Liz looked after us very well and were very knowledgeable and full of anecdotes. Excellent lunch and refreshments. One word of warning, the inside of the Lancaster is quite cramped and not easy to navigate if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great day out with my wife and 4 year old daughter. Great to see the planes and reading about their history. Would visit again in the future. Would be nice for some investment in a child's play area/ climbing frame as there is plenty of space and it would keep the children happy.

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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For my partners anniversary present in June 2015 I brought him a taxy ride experience on Just Jane, due to him having a passion regarding planes, especially from the war time era. I booked myself on as a visitor, so I could get to experience most of the day alongside him. I wasn't really too fussed regarding it before I... More 

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Aberdeen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited on a nice sunny day and enjoyed all the various displays dotted around the old airfield, but the highlight was the running of the Lancaster bomber, which fires up once or twice a week. Make sure you check the calendar before visiting to time your visit to one of these days.

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Peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother/sister in law, knowing my passion for these places - bought me a voucher to come here. Unfortunately, due to a period of ill health, I was not able to use it in the specified time. However, I phoned the centre up and explained the situation and they very kindly said to come anyway. - They honoured the expired... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This site has so much history to offer, regarding the war there are many out building which are full, the church is beautiful and the day we went the Lancaster (Just Jane)was doing her taxi runs it was so emotional. The tea rooms do a lovely coffee and cakes, also some cooked meals, very nice.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a day here with my husband who had a tail down taxi ride in the WWII Lancaster Bomber "Just Jane". A fantastic experience to climb into this aeroaplane and "try" to imagine the fear and adrenalin that coursed through the young men who crewed them during WWII. The staff do ensure that you approach this experience knowing the kind... More 

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to visit. Really interesting. Shame the Lancaster wasn't doing a taxy run but that didn't detract from it. Was with a Coach party so only had limited time and couldn't look at everything. Would definitely visit again. You do need a fine day for it though as it's not under cover

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ipswich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in to this wonderful place while on holiday and OMG. Amazing place, full of history, great finds and such a large selection of artefacts. Almost brought tears to my eyes as I read the stories, saw the wreckage and felt what it was like to be part of a black out as you walk through the exhibits. The Taxyrun... More 

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