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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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good day out

visited this place in july 2017 lots to see especially the lancaster bomber lots of interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
brichap
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cleveland u.k
Evocative

I enjoy military history, especially when set in original surroundings. The museum is decent with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rich12342014
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Bebington, United Kingdom
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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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East Kirkby Airfield | Nr Spilsby, East Kirkby PE23 4DE, England
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+44 1790 763207
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Reviewed 2 days ago

visited this place in july 2017 lots to see especially the lancaster bomber lots of interesting artifacts and memoribilia from world war 2 decent cafe on site everything well presented and attentiive staff

Thank brichap
Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoy military history, especially when set in original surroundings. The museum is decent with the centre piece being 'Just Jane' which will have fee paying passengers for taxi runs. The price of entry is reasonable and the exhibits hold your attention, although you get...More

Thank Rich12342014
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here with my family, witnessed the famous Lancaster Bomber rev its 4 engines, wind blowing like mad, the smell and sights and sounds are like your in the 1940's, it brilliant for kids to see how those days was like for airmen and air...More

Thank Maximus S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I took my husband here last Thursday for a special birthday treat, The VIP day, he loved it and said it was the best gift he has ever been given. I even enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Very well organised and they...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an absolutely brilliant day out. Of course the main attraction is the "start up and taxy run" of Just Jane the Lancaster Bomber. This does not happen every day so make sure you go on a Tuesday or Thursday, but do check with...More

Thank david h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perhaps not so good for families, there was really really quite a lot of information. If you fancy some brain food you could easily spend hours here. Not just a Lancaster in a hanger, there's lots of interesting reading on famous WWII raids as well...More

Thank MPPTFC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. This is one of the best experiences I've ever had. Literally hairs standing up on my arm. Why? "JUST JANE", the Lancaster bomber from WW2. When this baby fires up It is amazing. Make sure you visit on a taxing day to get the...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived with my brother and other halfs to remember our dad the experience was just amazing from the briefing to the actual taxi ride everyone was so knowledgeable and nothing was to much bother even lunch was delicious please don't miss this wonderful place

Thank helenchenderson
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very fortunate to visit on a day the Lancaster was taxying. This aviation centre is full of history. There is a NAFFI for drinks and food and the walls are covered in wartime photographs and memorabilia to while away the time. The main...More

Thank Val W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife's father flew in a fateful raid from East Kirkby on Feb 15th 1944. We went to the Heritage Centre and were very impressed with the whole visit. The NAAFI, the mock up operation centres, briefing rooms,chart rooms and all the museum pieces were...More

Thank dvjkendall
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Sheila G
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
yes, seats dotted around the location.
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gertylou
19 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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Deb W
3 September 2016|
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Response from jordis100 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I'm unsure. It was quiet when we were there so we didn't notice. They have a website that may tell you.
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