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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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Spent yesterday at this amazing place. Was fortunate to have a taxi ride in the Lancashire Bomber... read more

Reviewed yesterday
birdtraveller02
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Been here several times............

........but never before with sister-in-law, whose father flew with Bomber Command in WW2, in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lawdylawdy
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Lincoln, 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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“control tower” (125 reviews)
“lancaster bomber” (240 reviews)
“taxi ride” (63 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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"taxy run"
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"briefing room"
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"aviation heritage centre"
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"bouncing bomb"
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"second world war"
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"emotional experience"
in 11 reviews
"brings home"
in 12 reviews
"well worth a visit"
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"war years"
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"star of the show"
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"air show"
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"who lost their lives"
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Reviewed yesterday

Spent yesterday at this amazing place. Was fortunate to have a taxi ride in the Lancashire Bomber. Would definitely recommend this to take you back in time and get an insight into what the air crews went through. Everyone was very friendly and the Lancashire...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

........but never before with sister-in-law, whose father flew with Bomber Command in WW2, in Lancasters, Wellingtons and a variety of other aircraft. She was moved by the exhibits and seeing the machinery her father would have been flying. It's a great day out. The sound...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an amazing place and the dedication of those working on the various restoration projects is clear. The personal stories and artefacts bring home what life must have been like for those in the RAF in WW2. The NAAFI cafe has great food. A...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In some respects I think I would have enjoyed my visit more on a less busy day. I'm not in anyway putting down the air show and all of the work that goes into it, but I can't help feeling with less people I would...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just by chance we were lucky enough to visit East Kirkby on a day when the Avro Lancaster was being exercised to provide essential fund-raising taxy rides. It was a thrill even for us non-passengers when the Lancaster was moved from the hanger with the...More

Thank IandM_Berkshire_UK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Air Show on Saturday 4th August. The stalls and displays in the hanger were very interesting. It was also nice to see former veterans of the R.A. F signing photographs. Great to see the Lancaster and the support crew behind the revival of Just...More

Thank vonnie1610
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have an interest in world war 2 and seeing a lancaster bomber up close, which i did and saw it doing a taxiing to stun the crowd the sound of the engines somehow brought alot of emotional experience. There is a number of different...More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great display. Everything from static, full size airplanes to flying displays of both full size and rc models. Food and drink for sale, along with memorabilia, books and so much more. Good for all the family although some dogs did appear scared of some...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing museum, with an amazing collection of items. Pride of place is the Lancaster, very friendly and helpful staff.

Thank DRichards78
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Heritage Centre during a visit to the Air show, this is a 'gem', we would certainly go back again. The Centre has a overwhelming number of exhibits and we could have spent a morning in this are alone. We worth a trip and...More

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nessy1954
July 18, 2018|
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Response from keith f | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s fine
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kokoloko777
June 23, 2018|
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elliepa2016
June 3, 2018|
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Response from Cliff J | Reviewed this property |
No not at all but it’s very small inside so if you are a large person it can be difficult to climb over the bulkhead bits but there is a bit at the back where you can stand during the ride
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