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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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After living on the base for years it was even more interesting to actually visit the heritage centre. We sat in Guy Gibson’s chair and got to see his beloved dogs grave, apparently it is politically incorrect to actually say the dogs name! If you...More
Visited with a group. Very moving stories of the people featured in the exhibits - made you really think about what they experienced, brought history to life. Unfortunately, the big open display area in the hanger was being revamped at the time of our visit...More
Managed to book a visit whilst visiting Lincoln, and the Heritage Centre is an extremely interesting place to visit, covering the history of the Dambusters and the role the station played in the Cold War.
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
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
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
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
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 you to everyone who replied to my query, much appreciated. After trying different agencies, including the RAF recruiting in Newcastle I eventually had almost given up when I saw amongst attractions the new Bomber... More
Thank you to everyone who replied to my query, much appreciated. After trying different agencies, including the RAF recruiting in Newcastle I eventually had almost given up when I saw amongst attractions the new Bomber Command Memorial being developed on the outskirts of Lincoln. I rang the number and spoke to a very, very helpful member of staff who said that although she couldn't help with the problem I was having at Scampton we could visit the new site on a guided visit, which sounded really good even though there is a lot of work to be done before the opening in, I think, December. I received an email giving details of this visit but it was also mentioned that there was a possibility to contact a volunteer who dealt with Scampton. Several days later i did receive a reply saying that the information and completed form I had sent had somehow been lost but we could fill another request (which I did) and could visit on one particular visit. This wasn't a confirmation of visit as they still had to receive the form for clearance. Unfortunately due to heavy traffic in the Lincoln area it wasn't feasible to visit the Bomber Command memorial site so I cancelled this. We then decided to show up at the Scampton site and fortunately although our name wasn't listed, once I had explained and showed a copy of last reply from them and we had shown identification we were allowed to go on tour. The guide we had was very good and explained the history of the camp. There was quite a lot in the way of photographs, letters, etc. which I would have found particularly interesting but there was quite a lot of dialogue. I can understand now the delays I experienced but think it best to print form on website and return it by post because there is only one volunteer who deals with applications and I can appreciate it must become extremely difficult to keep up with applications. My husband who spent two years at the camp in the 1950's doing national service was rather saddened about the state of the buildings on site which seem to be going into ruins, even though the Red Arrows are based there. He was there to see the first Vulcans arrive and even though it was for a time non-operational was a vibrant airbase. Thank you for kindly responding to my query. If you still want to visit fill forms in early.
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
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 about visiting us there.