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Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Coningsby
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A partnership between the Royal Air Force and Lincolnshire County Council provides public access to the home of the RAF Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby. The RAF BBMF hangar is located within the boundaries of RAF Coningsby and viewing the flight’s historic aircraft at close quarters is available only by guided tour. You will be shown around the hangar by volunteer guides, many of whom have first hand experience of the aircraft. They give freely of their time, being keen to ensure the public appreciate this living tribute to all RAF aircrew and ground crew who gave their lives in the Second World War .
Reviewed April 25, 2018

We traveled from North Wales especially to visit this museum as we are a member. It was very easy to find and had plenty of free parking. There were only 4 people on our tour so it was easy to hear everything and to ask questions. We headed out to the hangar and thoroughly enjoyed the next hour plus. We saw the spitfires and hurricanes and as well as the Chipmunk, Dakota C47 and the Lancaster that we were particularly keen to see having seen the other one in Hamilton Ontario many times. It was interesting to see the engineers working on them and disappointing to hear how few of them there are with those skills working on the planes with there limited budget. These planes need to preserved. There is also an informative display in the visitors centre as well as the shop and toilet. There was no cafe facilities but for enthusiasts it is easy to spend the morning her and the afternoon at The Lincolnshire Aviation Centre which has an excellent cafe.

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

Excellant day arrived in time for the hurricane ,spitfire,and dakotas doing a flight the guide was very knowledgable

Thank Beverley D
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

I have always been a person who enjoys history. I studied World War 2 during my Primary School years briefly but never really knew a lot about it.

It was amazing to see all these planes that were either in such good condition or had been rebuilt. We were taken a on a guided tour and it is an active airbase.

We got to see a Spitfire take off and the current Typhoon RAF jets.

We were given so much information and it was amazing to here what each plane did as some of them I had never seen before.

Myself and my family visited in April 2017.

Thank Emma L
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

We visited here yesterday and it has left such a mark. Our guide Philip - 10.30 tour was so knowledgeable and showed so much empathy we came away feeling quite emotional. It was an amazing visit and we would encourage anybody to go and see for themselves

Thank JackieEdmonds
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

A great value tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Tour of the hangar took around 1.5 hrs (not sure of suitability for very young children on foot) mine is 11 and was fully engaged.
We picked a day with a full hangar so saw all of the beauties which belong to us all. Seen some in the sky but never this close. Bags are not allowed on site so make sure you have only what you need (you get a clear plastic bag for purse, phone, etc)
Museum beside gift shop is free to enter and packed with info and artefacts to browse through.
We didn’t use the tea room (we were in a camper) but it looked nice.
Parking is free over the road and although there is limited hard standing, there is a field for extra car space. We were allowed to park in coach bay.
Beware Satnav takes you to main RAF base but they were helpful in redirecting a lost camper :0)
If you drive past RAF entrance, there is a dead end where you can park up and watch take-offs.

Thank Charliedaytripper
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