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RAF Scampton Heritage Centre

RAF Scampton, Lincoln LN1 2ST, England
+44 1522 738361
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Kids school visit

Excellent mixture of history and knowledge.. a great day for everyone, helped by their Nanna Luther... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LutherSJ
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Really informative tour

A great tour of parts of the air base and all free (including tea, coffee and biscuits). We were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
nibblers2016
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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The RAF Scampton Heritage Centre is housed inside the Annexe offices of the former 617 Sqn Hangar which is an English Heritage Grade II listed building. After a period of extensive renovation work carried out by volunteers, the Heritage Centre re-opened in June 2012. There is now the opportunity to see Wg Cdr Guy Gibsons office as it would have looked like in 1943. The Heritage Centre is open to the public by appointment only. To arrange a visit, please send an email, or use the contact us page on our website. We require a minimum of 14 days notice to complete security screening. We can accommodate groups large or small, including school trips.
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RAF Scampton, Lincoln LN1 2ST, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent mixture of history and knowledge.. a great day for everyone, helped by their Nanna Luther working there on Tuesdays and Fridays

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A great tour of parts of the air base and all free (including tea, coffee and biscuits). We were taken around by an experienced and knowledgeable pilot who let us take our time and explained everything to us. Really informative! We spent time in Guy...More

1  Thank nibblers2016
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited Raf Scampton today the visit was very informative a lot of things to see about 617 squadron and the guides where very knowledgeable about there subject. The red Arrows where out when we visited but you can often see them practicing. Well worth the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with a group of aviation based people. This is a great place to see, if you are into aviation, history or to see what the Dambusters did for us. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and made us most welcome. The time went so...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Centre can be found on the very famous Bomber Base, which is now the home of the Red Arrows Display Team. During WWII it was the station of the 617 Dambusters Squadron led by Guy Gibson VC. Entry to the Centre can be obtained...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

Arrived for the tour in sheeting rain but met by RAF personnel who made little of the weather and cordially greeted me. Told me to park up to wait for Heritage staff who checked ID (still raining!) Understand that normal procedure is to walk to...More

1  Thank Malcolm P
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Our visit to the RAF Scampton Heritage Centre was brilliant, even though it was a Sunday so the base was quiet and the Red Arrows had left for their final airshow training unfortunately. As this is a working camp, booking is understandably not straight forward....More

2  Thank Paul L
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

I booked this visit because my father once worked here and I had heard so much about it over the years. And even without the family connection, I had always found the story of the Dam Busters fascinating. It is a bit of a faff...More

1  Thank JCS050
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

My father was a member of 617 Squadron at Scampton during WW2 so I was greatly anticipating my visit; sadly it failed to reach my expectations. The booking system is "fiddly" to say the least and overmuch is made of the need for security. The...More

3  Thank 1941bigjohn
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

This is a place well worth a visit. There is a good amount to see and of course it is centred in a historic base. The guide has a wealth of knowledge.

Thank QuietandThoughtful
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DOUGAL2031
August 14, 2017|
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Response from birtley21 | Reviewed this property |
Send a mail to address from the "RAF Scampton " web page, it may take them a day or two to respond. They will send a form which needs to be filled out and returned. This is for security checks. On the form it asks when you... More
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derek h
April 16, 2017|
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Response from mikejl2016 | Property representative |
Hi, you need make a request by email. Unfortunately, trip advisor rules don't allow me to give you the address here, but if you look at our trip advisor page, you will see a link to our website and you will find details... More
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Clare B
March 14, 2017|
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Response from mikejl2016 | Property representative |
There is no charge for entry, but you must book in advance as it is an active air base.
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