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RAF Scampton Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Great Visit

After great difficulty booking this visit, my 11 years old grandson and I had a very interesting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
Visit to RAF Scampton - a great experience

My wife and I have wanted to visit Scampton did many years and it was wonderful to be able to go... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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The RAF Scampton Heritage Centre is housed inside the Annexe offices of the former 617 Sqn Hangar which is an English Heritage Grade II listed building. After a period of extensive renovation work carried out by volunteers, the Heritage Centre...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
RAF Scampton, Lincoln LN1 2ST, England
+44 1522 738361
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Reviewed yesterday

After great difficulty booking this visit, my 11 years old grandson and I had a very interesting time at the Heritage Centre. The volunteer guide gave us plenty of detail and information about RAF Scampton and in particular, the Dam Busters Raid. There was lots...More

Thank SnapperLincolnshire
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I have wanted to visit Scampton did many years and it was wonderful to be able to go. The booking system just needs a little patience but the visit itself was excellent. The guides were very knowledgable and keen to share the...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 10.45 for a security check before entering the base and we then taken to the heritage centre. The guides were very enthusiastic and well informed. As well as learning about the history of the base and of 617 sqn we also were...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited RAF Scampton last week. I'm not sure why people have been so negative about the booking process as I found it to be very good. The website tells you that you need to book at least 10 days in advance and that you...More

1  Thank 189Doug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a tour on Saturday with Richard showing us round and bringing the site to life. It was a brilliant couple of hours having a look around, with every question answered and time to really appreciate the surroundings of such a historic site. Thank...More

Thank Amandrraa
Reviewed August 14, 2018

I had a visiting family member, so tried to arrange a visit for two weeks ahead. The booking system said there were no spaces for two months and I phoned leaving a number explaining I was allowed to bring family onto the base and have...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Had a great visit around the Heritage Centre today. The guides were superb and really passed on their enthusiasm and knowledge. However, they do need to improve their booking systems. At our first request to visit we were told that permission to visit hadn’t been...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This was something of a feat to organise, but was certainly worth it. Scampton is a 'live' base so you need to book well ahead and turn up with passports etc. You go round in a group of ten with a guide, who is very...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Visited with my husband who has always loved anything to do with the RAF especially this era of Lancaster’s and Spitfires. Leisurely informative tour hosted by two very enthusiastic and knowledgeable members of staff, we were in a small group of about 12, which meant...More

1  Thank Jan_ette266
Reviewed July 25, 2018

I had a great afternoon at the Heritage Museum, the exhibits were most interesting and the guides are very knowledgeable and most helpful. The addition of a crewroom were you can get refreshments is a real bonus. I intend visiting again soon.

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August 14, 2017|
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Response from birtley21 | Reviewed this property |
Send a mail to address from the "RAF Scampton " web page, it may take them a day or two to respond. They will send a form which needs to be filled out and returned. This is for security checks. On the form it asks when you... More
derek h
April 16, 2017|
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Response from mikejl2016 | Property representative |
Hi, you need make a request by email. Unfortunately, trip advisor rules don't allow me to give you the address here, but if you look at our trip advisor page, you will see a link to our website and you will find details... More
March 14, 2017|
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Response from mikejl2016 | Property representative |
There is no charge for entry, but you must book in advance as it is an active air base.