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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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Great Museum

We combined our visit with the morning at The Battle of Britain Memorial Museum and started our... read more

Reviewed yesterday
galaxy148
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Glen Allen, Virginia
A Treat

We hadn't planned this visit at all. We were on our way home to Warwick after a long weekend on the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paul S
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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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“control tower” (119 reviews)
“lancaster bomber” (221 reviews)
“taxi ride” (59 reviews)
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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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"merlin engines"
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"aviation heritage centre"
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"briefing room"
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"bouncing bomb"
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"second world war"
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"emotional experience"
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"well worth a visit"
in 78 reviews
"war years"
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"star of the show"
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"air show"
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"on display"
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Reviewed yesterday

We combined our visit with the morning at The Battle of Britain Memorial Museum and started our visit here with tea and cake in the cafe. It was easy to find and parking is free. Upon paying our entrance we got the leaflet telling us...More

Thank galaxy148
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We hadn't planned this visit at all. We were on our way home to Warwick after a long weekend on the Lincolnshire coast. And were going to visit a nearby NT property. .. lucky it was Monday I guess because, we had a great time...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here with my family a little over a year or two ago, It has a big World War 2 feel to it and they even used mannequins to a control tower to make it feel authentic. It was wonderful to see all the...More

Thank Emma L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to the annual fireworks display and it certainly won’t be our last. The whole afternoon and evening leading up to the main event was fantastic, lots of displays and live re-enactments,interesting displays,and good food and drinks available. Then of course...More

Thank Jimw152
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place, very historic and moving. The Lancaster, Mosquito and Dakota are wonderful and historic. It is a fitting tribute to Bomber Command and the 164 lancs lost from East Kirkby. The tower and other buildings and exhibits fantastic. Hampden great to see as...More

Thank WooWoolWoolverine
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took three of my Grandsons to see the Lancaster aircraft here, which is currently undergoing maintenance and may hopefully be restorsd to flying condition one day. Apart from the Lancaster, there is also a Dakota and Mosquito amongst lots of other parts of aircraft...More

Thank peejaybee2014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slightly biased as this was set up by my Grandad's nephews but well worth a visit, all the same. Great work!

Thank J Paul M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this on Good Friday to donate my late fathers log book who was a tail gunner in a Lancaster in WW2. Whilst it is in the middle of nowhere the journey was certainly worth it. Plenty of room to park and a very friendly...More

Thank Ashtonian1954
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, where do i begin, admin price was very reasonable. Parking was good. Wheelchair/scooter friendly. Very pleasant and helpful staff /volunteers. Toilets are accessible for all. Canteen has a good choice of cooked food and snacks at very reasonable prices, again very nice staff here....More

Thank fitzjnr
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disabled friendly, but was a couple of places the scooter couldn't get around. Plenty of toilets.Just Jane was being worked on & she was a wonderful sight. The whole place is dedicated to squadrons 57 & 630.It was a lovely site with lots to see....More

Thank Chrissie G
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Steven B
24 July 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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Sheila G
8 February 2017|
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
yes, seats dotted around the location.
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gertylou
20 September 2016|
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Response from ahpincis | Reviewed this property |
Well, the Museum part is in a hanger so sheltered from rain and to be honest maybe a rainy day would be good if one wanted to properly see the many exhibits they have. Similarly the NAAFI and gift shop are also under cover... More
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