Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre

Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, Tattershall: Hours, Address, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre Reviews: 5/5

Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
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Military Museums • Visitor Centers • History Museums
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Open Sundays 1-5pm Easter to October. Bank Holidays 1-5pm. Wednesdays July & August 1-5pm. The centre was formerly part of No.1 Communal Site, RAF Woodhall Spa, and was Built in 1940 with a planned life span of only 10 years!. The site included the Officers and Sergeants Messes, Airmen's Dining Halls and the NAAFI building, together with Ration Store, Latrines and Ablution Block. Only the Airmen's Dining Halls, the NAAFI, Ablution Block and Ration Store are within the Centre's boundary The Thorpe Camp Preservation Group established the Visitor Centre in 1988 to commemorate those Airmen who flew from the airfield in World War II. 97, 619, 617 (Dambusters) and 627 Squadrons were based at RAF Woodhall Spa.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Doodles of Art
1 contribution
Amazing day out
Oct 2021 • Family
Had such a lovely day today, my boys thought it was wonderful! Lots to see and do.
The jeeps the boys loved sitting in and learning all about them.
Will certainly come back again next time we are down this way.
Only £5 per adult to get in would have paid more to keep this history going but did buy lots if cake and tea instead 😆
Staff so friendly and informative and passionate about the place.
Written October 24, 2021
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Hi doodleartb Thank you for the 5-Star review it is most appreciated I will pass your kind words onto all the volunteers Regards The Thorpe Camp Team
Written November 1, 2021
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Heather L
33 contributions
History and memories
Oct 2021
What a super museum, the volunteers here do a smashing job of keeping the memory of those whom sacrificed so much alive for future generations to learn and appreciate them. Definitely one to visitors and support if your in the area.
Written October 20, 2021
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Hi Heather L Thank you for the 5-Star review it is most appreciated I will pass your kind words onto all the volunteers Regards The Thorpe Camp Team
Written November 1, 2021
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Hazel P
Hertford, UK14 contributions
Excellent museum and well worth the visit
Sep 2021
My husband and I visited this amazing and interesting museum on Sunday 26th Sept 2021. Well worth the £5 each charge to get in. So much information and so many displays with lots of facts and memories from local people.

Takes a good couple of hours to explore and get around everything and then time for a cuppa and cake at the tea room on site. Helpful and informative staff and volunteers.

Well worth a visit and will go back again.
Written September 28, 2021
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Hi HazelP333 Thank you for the 5-Star review it is most appreciated I will pass your kind words onto all the volunteers Regards The Thorpe Camp Team
Written November 1, 2021
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ducati996
Berkshire53 contributions
A must visit museum
Sep 2021
This is an amazing museum with a fantastic collection of exhibits and information . History is brought alive and heroes honoured with so many personal stories . We all owe a debt of gratitude to those who served and perished to preserve our future and this museum does exactly that .

The whole site is kept to a very high standard , lovely grounds , clean toilets , covid safety and a very nice tea room .

The staff who are all volunteers do a fantastic job and are very friendly , knowledgeable and helpful . Luckily for us all we have such people to provide us with museums such as this one .
Written September 26, 2021
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Hi ducati996 Thank you for the 5-Star review it is most appreciated I will pass your kind words onto all the volunteers Regards The Thorpe Camp Team
Written November 1, 2021
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Helen S
1 contribution
Excellent experience.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Definitely well worth a visit. The volunteer staff were very friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable about all treasures on display. The out side area and buildings were full of a fascinating collection of photos, displays and personal stories of the very brave men and women who served, fought and died from the airfield and the area beyond. We particularly enjoyed the displays relating to 617 Sqn Dambusters and to the Market Garden operation who trained in the local area. All this was topped off with a magnificent piece of homemade cake and a cuppa. We will certainly return for another visit.
Written September 20, 2021
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Hi helensM9511JF Thank you for the 5-Star review it is most appreciated I will pass your kind words onto all the volunteers Regards The Thorpe Camp Team
Written November 1, 2021
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Tonycoates2003
1 contribution
Well worth a visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
The tranquil almost village fete setting. Lovely afternoon, lots of interesting areas to see, very friendly knowledgeable volunteer staff.
Written September 6, 2021
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Hi Tonycoates2003 Thank you for the 5-Star review it is most appreciated I will pass your kind words onto all the volunteers Regards The Thorpe Camp Team
Written November 1, 2021
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Jo D
2 contributions
Amazing museum - a credit to the volunteers
Sep 2021 • Friends
A hidden jem in Lincolnshire - stumbled across this as we rode past, called in as it was open and ended up spending a couple of hours in the various exhibits.

A lot of time & attention has gone into this volunteer run museum, based at the old RAF Woodthorpe. A real credit to those involved.

Had a drink & cake in the cafe, very well priced & delicious cake!

We’ll be back again as we didn’t finish it all and at £5 per adult is very well priced.

Just a stones throw from RAF Coningsby & we were treated to the Dakota flying too.

Well done to all involved at Thorpe Camp
Written September 5, 2021
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Hi J1933KBjod Thank you for the 5-Star review it is most appreciated I will pass your kind words onto all the volunteers Regards The Thorpe Camp Team
Written November 1, 2021
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JulieFennellTimson
Rothwell, UK187 contributions
Afternoon visit
Jul 2021 • Couples
Very reasonably priced. Wheelchair friendly throughout. In out one way system for covid. Friendly, very helpful staff.
Written September 1, 2021
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Hi JulieFennellTimson Thank you for the 5 star review it is most appreciated I will pass your kind words onto all the volunteers Regards The Thorpe Camp Team
Written November 1, 2021
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Kayarejay
Ripon, UK100 contributions
Treasured history
Aug 2021 • Couples
We were welcomed by 2 gentlemen in uniform who were very helpful. The original camp buildings are packed with artefacts, information and peoples stories linked in so many ways with the history of the site. Topped off with a decent cuppa and a cracking piece of Victoria sponge (homemade) we’re very glad we visited and will be back in the future.
Written August 30, 2021
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Hi Kayarejay Thank you for the 5 star review it is most appreciated I will pass your kind words onto all the volunteers Regards The Thorpe Camp Team
Written August 31, 2021
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tmvgh
Bridgwater, UK7 contributions
Great hidden Sunday afternoon experience
Aug 2021 • Couples
Wonderful afternoon out learning all about RAF presence in the area.
Wealth of artefacts and vintage museum style displays along with very helpful and knowledgable volunteer staff.
Tea room with home made cakes.
Fantastic charitable/ volunteer organisation.
Written August 29, 2021
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Hi Vacation13872382399 Thank you for the 5 star review it is most appreciated I will pass your kind words onto all the volunteers Regards The Thorpe Camp Team
Written August 31, 2021
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