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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

East Kirkby Airfield | Nr Spilsby, East Kirkby PE23 4DE, England
+44 1790 763207
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History Kept Alive

Friendly open space mini museums, bank holidays are very good. With Fly past from various aircraft... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
stevetintin
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Day trip to the area in general.

Sadly could not go into museum as it was pass closing hours. Liked the planes outside and hope go... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sam D
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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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East Kirkby Airfield | Nr Spilsby, East Kirkby PE23 4DE, England
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+44 1790 763207
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Friendly open space mini museums, bank holidays are very good. With Fly past from various aircraft, and Air displays. Not to be missed. History and sacrifice not to be forgotten.

Thank stevetintin
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sadly could not go into museum as it was pass closing hours. Liked the planes outside and hope go back soon.

Thank Sam D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Forget the Lancaster, that is just a bonus. What really touched me was the walk around the site, reading stories from the men themselves, from their families and the emotionless official documents recording the loss of the aircraft and their crews. Few people realise how...More

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Third time we’ve been here.we owe our existence today to the sacrifices of the men & women of the RAF.Top tip check the website for when the Lancaster bomber, Just Jane will be taxying down the runway.The sound of 4 Rolls Royce Merlin engines up...More

Thank Keith H
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great day out, went to see the Lancaster and museum. Good weather helped, not good if it’s raining Not a big museum, but well worth seeing, plenty of artefacts from WWII

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here on a whim while out and about for the weekend. It’s not particularly my kind of thing but I must admit i did find the displays, models, memorabilia and story’s regarding our history really fascinating. My son (7) and husband really enjoyed taking...More

Thank mummyedwards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a trip around England and this museum was on my bucket list as a must see. Having lost my father who was a Flight Engineer in Lancasters at aged 92 last year, it was a sentimental visit for me. On arrival the...More

Thank ClaireWRiley
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our local based family took us here having discovered my passion for WW2 planes and airfields and what a brilliant day we had. The atmosphere of the whole museum is amazing and the nostalgia engendered throughout all the various exhbition halls can bring tears to...More

Thank Alan P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I bought the VIP Lancaster Bomber Taxy Ride Day as a present for my husbands 70th Birthday. These days are so popular that initially we were told we could not book it till 2019 but luckily thanks to Louise at the Aviation Centre we got...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this museum having located it on a google search of things to do in the area. I’m very glad we did . It’s in the back of beyond , and very unspoilt. It truly is like stepping back in time by 75...More

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kokoloko777
June 23, 2018|
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Response from Jimw152 | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine so
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elliepa2016
June 3, 2018|
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Response from Cliff J | Reviewed this property |
No not at all but it’s very small inside so if you are a large person it can be difficult to climb over the bulkhead bits but there is a bit at the back where you can stand during the ride
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Steven B
July 23, 2017|
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Response from Geoff B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply. A whole morning or afternoon will be needed to see all of the exhibits.
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