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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

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Address: East Kirkby Airfield | Nr Spilsby, East Kirkby PE23 4DE, England
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+44 1790 763207
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The Centre is home to Lancaster NX611 and a museum based on a WWII airfield...

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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Visiting Just Jane

Went today to see Just Jane stripped down for winter maintenance. As ever thoroughly enjoyed our day seeing all the exhibits even tho we've visited a great many times over the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Caroline M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went today to see Just Jane stripped down for winter maintenance. As ever thoroughly enjoyed our day seeing all the exhibits even tho we've visited a great many times over the years. There always seems to be something new or different to look at. Enjoyed lunch in the NAAFI/canteen, reasonably priced, well cooked and served by the extremely pleasant staff.... More 

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Nottinghamshire, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a visit here on a wild day - weather was cold winds and rain. We went specifically to see the Lancaster. A really interesting history of the the planes restoration. It is currently (Feb2017) being refurbished and was stripped down. So interesting to see it down to bare metal. Will be painted soon and ready to Taxi in May/June.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a sunny February morning. This has hangers with a Lancaster & Dakota, several vehicles (war & other). Lots of plane crash debris & moving stories about airman in action. Worth reading, take a tissue. Other hangers also showed other RAF equipment & life. Ate at the cafe, pretty good food, well priced & cooked to order. Entry... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Only three remaining Lancasters in the world and Lincolnshire is the home to two of them. Whilst one is based in Hamilton, USA, the second at Coningsby, which forms part of the RAF Memorial Flight, and the third is based at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, only a short distance away from Coningsby. I have been to the Heritage Centre... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here a few times before - went this time to see the Lancaster 'in bits' An exiting time in the quest to get her flying - thorough strip down and interesting to see what is happening. Also so many exhibits to see around the site - takes a good while to take it all in. The café is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lincolnshire is heavy with the echos of Bomber Commands exploits and heroism. Scampton, Woodhall Spa, Coningsby et al are on the road signs, pubs you've read about and occasionally the Red Arrows practicing over head. After what is quite a drive you drive past the RAF Memorial Flight and Conisby where the Lancaster is away and you arrive at RAF... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A special trip to see tHe historic Lancaster bomber while it is stripped for a Winter overhaul. Well worth the three hours from home, knowledgable guides, fascinating museum with many examples of wrecked war time aeroplanes and even a bouncing bomb. Best of all - best bacon sandwich ever, anywhere.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to visit. The airfield has a Lancaster that does taxi runs every day, such a feeling to be that close, and the staff there are fantastic with any questions answered.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with my family, we all really enjoyed ourselves loved the history and the planes my eldest boy loves Lancasters and he enjoyed watching the Lancaster doing its taxi runs.... We also came back for the air show which was also great we had two really great days out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so many planes and so much information! I loved the atmosphere! The airshow was absoloutely thrilling! I got so close to the planes!

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