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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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An absolute must if you are visiting Lincoln

After living on the base for years it was even more interesting to actually visit the heritage... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pauline S
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Aviation History

Such an interesting and informative tour, the guide knew so much about people and events. A morning... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oxfordshire, 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such an interesting and informative tour, the guide knew so much about people and events. A morning well spent.

Thank aligator2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent & interesting displays, we were welcomed by the volunteer staff of the Heritage Centre. They were extremely helpful & couldn't do enough for us. I would definitely recommend a visit

Thank BlueJay876
Reviewed October 1, 2018

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

Thank Amberbloater
Reviewed September 30, 2018

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.

Thank Gus H
Reviewed September 18, 2018

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 September 16, 2018 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 August 30, 2018 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 August 27, 2018

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

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Reviewed August 26, 2018 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

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August 14, 2017|
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Response from DOUGAL2031 |
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
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.