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“Breathtaking and heart wrenching”

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 18, 2013

There is so much history it's impossible to take it all in . But it is still one of the most historic places I've ever been. Don't forget that this place is also a cemetery and respectful place for them who served there during the war times and beyond . There is still a war time feeling about it and the buildings really do wow you , I can't explain how the lancaster bomber made me feel . It's a must see

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

What a fantastic place to visit it is really so interesting, and sad as it is really brings home the sacrifice that so many airmen gave their lives in Bomber Command. before the visit i did not know much about the bombers apart from watching the Dam Busters, but now have really taken an interest and as a result have now read many books on the subject, and have got into the music of the era! The whole place is full of nostalga, and the base really feels like being back in the 1940s. The buildings as so real with so much to see. the hanger is full of interesting memboribilla, and could have spent hours just looking and reading everything. The Lancaster taxi run was awesome and as said before did bring goosebumps it really was a thrill. Would have loved to have gone inside to experience what are boys went through. Good food in the Naffi and lots of books and other souveniers. Will have to go back. Would recommend this place to anyone who wants a really good day out, which is also very thought provocking and as just a tribute to all those young men, and they were young, who lost their lives. This is a must!

Thank jeffturner
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Wow. To stand so close to a Lancaster and hear those four Merlin engines power up is just such a buzz. You can stand fairly close to the taxiway where she starts up, and see the taxi ride which those fortunate enough to have a lot of money can enjoy. But you can enjoy almost as much from the ground, watching the plane thunder by.

At the end of the taxi, the pilot stoped the plane and then powered up those four engines so that the ground vibrated as did your insides. As well as seeing that, there is so much else to see. The big hangar also has loads of Second World War plane related displays, even including a Barnes Wallis bouncing bomb.

There is a nice NAAFI cafe, excuse the pun,which serves a very nice lunch. Overall we thought that this was a great value excursion, and better than RAF Coniston where the Battle of Britain Memorial flight can be seen, which we went to afterwards.

Thank Alan H
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

I have been here twice now and the enjoyment never diminishes. Go when "Just Jane" the Lancaster is doing a Taxi run. If you can watch that without getting goose bumps and a moist eye then your a harder man than me. The Naafi serves quality "home style" food. All the exhibits are well laid out with plenty of information. We did the "Tractor Tour" which I had not seen the 1st time I went, this is on an old RAF trailer towed by an aging RAF Lorry it goes around the old perimiter with regular stops/talks by the driver - very informative and well worth the extra £2.50. I also love the 2nd World War period music that is played everywhere. Plan for a full day to get the best from it.

1  Thank Chris L
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We attended the Black Dyke band concert at the museum. Although it was dark, it looked like the museum is well worth a visit, and the evening was brilliant.

Thank Elec_rep
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