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“National Treasures”

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 27, 2018

We were lucky to be in the right place just as the Lancaster was landing which added greatly to our visit, she virtually flew over or head at zero feet.
If you have any interest in historic aircraft you must visit this place, but make sure before hand that they aren't away on display as they are the main attraction.
access is restricted and of course they are very strict in enforcing this, no bags allowed but we were on bikes and they did offer to put our lids behind the counter.
I did have some concerns regarding the info the volunteer guide was telling the group which wasn't entirely accurate, but in other respects he was a good guide.
if you want to get even closer to a Lanc don't forget "Just Jane" is not far down the road.

Thank TDM900PILOT
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

We arrived to take the 1200 tour, it was amazing. James was our guide as the Lancaster and Hurricanes were due back from a training sortie we were taken airside to watch them arrive, we were within touching distance and the Lancaster captains came over to say hello and photos. James was very knowledgeable and helpful. We both enjoyed our visit and had silly smiles on our faces afterwards we were so lucky with our timing. We have travelled up from Cornwall for the week and will be recommending a visit to here to everyone. Thank you for a first class day.

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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.

2  Thank galaxy148
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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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