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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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Superbly set out

Last time we called it was not possible to view the 'Lancaster' as it was being painted, but on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Peter F
Grantham, United Kingdom
An excellent collection of WW2 aircraft, military vehicles and interesting memorabilia

I have visited several times over the years. It is situated on a former RAF bomber base and is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stamford, 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
+44 1790 763207
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Last time we called it was not possible to view the 'Lancaster' as it was being painted, but on this occasion the main hanger was open. The museum part is nicely laid out, and the films and visuals are of a good standard. Volunteers working...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited several times over the years. It is situated on a former RAF bomber base and is owned by two brothers from the Panton family who run it as a memorial to the third brother who was killed in WW2 while on a...More

Thank Perkypenguin1939
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum for the first, of what will become regular visits, to see “Just Jane” in her winter overhaul state. The exhibits in the surrounding huts are extensive and an excellent memorial to the tenacity of the personnel who fought, both the enemy...More

Thank Mervyn D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited mainly to see the Lancaster bomber - it was a freezing day but we stayed for over 3 hours! There were so many sheds with great things in to look at that we stayed much longer than we anticipated! The big hangar with...More

Thank andrew_watts70Hotels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we were unsure what to expect with this site and it was lovely. The way everything is presented was brilliant and so many stories that have been told. We went on a cold day and would love to have had a bit more heating...More

Thank MrHobbit1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited as my father was based there with 57 Sqn during WW2. Admission is quite reasonable and there is plenty to see. Great displays of photographs, memorabilia and stories. It was good to see 'Just Jane', a Lancaster bomber being restored to flight. The...More

2  Thank Tony S
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

It is some time since we last visited East Kirkby, wow.! So much work and effort has been put in. To the Panton brothers, we salute you.

Thank John F
Reviewed 9 January 2018

the owner is a very kind friend of mine Harold we bean going for many years now and always something new to look at it is a very good day out plenty to see and do the naffee is great for hot or cold meals...More

Thank Mick Pita J
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Its very educational and interesting place. Im polish and from history at school we dont know much british airforce during wwII. I think its good place to take a kids and family.

Thank Olga M
Reviewed 22 December 2017

As a family we have been to visit Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre several times during the past three years. The atmosphere for WWII buffs is great ! The Lancaster, "Just Jane" is a sight to behold, and when they strike up the engines, wow, listen...More

Thank anthonyhill319
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Steven B
23 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.
Sheila G
7 February 2017|
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
yes, seats dotted around the location.
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