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Excellent museum visit, poor booking system

Had a great visit around the Heritage Centre today. The guides were superb and really passed on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynn S
Lincoln, England
Interesting aviation history centre

This was something of a feat to organise, but was certainly worth it. Scampton is a 'live' base so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael V
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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...more
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RAF Scampton, Lincoln LN1 2ST, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I had a visiting family member, so tried to arrange a visit for two weeks ahead. The booking system said there were no spaces for two months and I phoned leaving a number explaining I was allowed to bring family onto the base and have...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great visit around the Heritage Centre today. The guides were superb and really passed on their enthusiasm and knowledge. However, they do need to improve their booking systems. At our first request to visit we were told that permission to visit hadn’t been...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was something of a feat to organise, but was certainly worth it. Scampton is a 'live' base so you need to book well ahead and turn up with passports etc. You go round in a group of ten with a guide, who is very...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my husband who has always loved anything to do with the RAF especially this era of Lancaster’s and Spitfires. Leisurely informative tour hosted by two very enthusiastic and knowledgeable members of staff, we were in a small group of about 12, which meant...More

Thank Jan_ette266
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great afternoon at the Heritage Museum, the exhibits were most interesting and the guides are very knowledgeable and most helpful. The addition of a crewroom were you can get refreshments is a real bonus. I intend visiting again soon.

Thank vivandtedbeech
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not having heard of the Heritage Centre before I tried booking for a visit whilst our granddaughter was on a fortnight holiday, her disappointment was evident when she found out it takes 10 days to assess

9  Thank mikehirst2018
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Well worth a visit, tour takes about 3 hours but you need to book in advance. No visits normally available at the weekend

2  Thank dws414
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Brilliant well informed and friendly staff full of knowledge of the Station and 617 Sqd and the Wars , Bastion of the Skies is still running so go visit and see some authentic WW1 aircraft, it’s free but please give a donation and or buy...More

Thank allanbarley
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

As a group we prebooked the visit as needed, very efficient registration and excellent tour, very detailed information which can be over bearing if your interest isn’t strong. Guides very good and knowledgable also exhibits very good, very focused on 617 squadron and Guy Gibson...More

Thank philip-horsley
Reviewed July 2, 2018

I have been here 4 times and I love it the narrator is so helpful and full of knowledge you can spend hours losing yourself in R A F history that's why you need more than one visit.

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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
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
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.