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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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Awesome day a must visit

We had an awesome day a taxi ride on the Lancaster bomber Just Jane they give you a full briefing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cliff J
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London, United Kingdom
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An absolutely wonderful day out for my wife and I

We visited on a beautiful day, not a cloud in he sky. So walking from exhibit to exhibit was also... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David H
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Oswestry
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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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“lancaster bomber” (221 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had an awesome day a taxi ride on the Lancaster bomber Just Jane they give you a full briefing then take you to the Lancaster and the staff help you take pictures you can select where you want to sit but may have to...More

Thank Cliff J
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited on a beautiful day, not a cloud in he sky. So walking from exhibit to exhibit was also enjoyable. Big surprise! toilets wonderfully clean. All the staff we encountered were very cheerful and helpful. The food in the N.A.A.F.I restaurant was really good...More

Thank David H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are within 50 miles then you must visit the Aviation Centre, there is so much to do and see, and the entrance fee is going towards getting a Lancaster Bomber airworthy. Once you have been you will want to go again I guarantee...More

Thank Mal A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit but had purchased a lancaster taxy ride for my Dad's 80th birthday. He had a fabulous day from start to finish. To see him so thrilled meant everything.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 2 children to the museum, who are obsessed with the Lancaster bomber. It really didn’t disappoint. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the food in the cafe was good quality and very affordable and the whole place was clean and tidy....More

Thank Matthew P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was great. What a wonderful, historically important and brilliantly presented museum. We spent four and a half hours here totally enthralled by the exhibits and aeroplanes. Left feeling humbled by the sacrifices of Bomber Command in WW2

Thank Phil H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Super centre . I have watched it evolve over the years. This time I took my grandson. He just loved looking up close at the Lancaster and the control room,chapel and other displays . The Naffi is as it was in the 40s ....but great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Founded by the Panton brothers to honour their brother Christopher who lost his life flying with Bomber Command in WWII this former WWII airfield at East Kirby holds an incredible collection of WWII memorabilia. The former control tower - one the few remaining - has...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying in the area and looking for places to visit saw this on trip advisor, so checked out reviews then went on website. Liked what we saw so decided to visit. Easy to find and park. plenty of exhibits on view with history accompanying them,...More

Thank Diane T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been here a few times for Airshows & To See the restoration work being done & its a fantastic place that takes a step back in time.

Thank Martin B
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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
7 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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