Aviation Heritage Centre

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East Kirkby Airfield, East Kirkby PE23 4DE East Kirkby Airfield, East Kirkby PE23 4DE Directions
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Commemorating the county's rich flying history, Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is located on the site of a World War II airfield amid the East Kirkby greenery. The collection includes a restored Avro Lancaster bomber flown during the war, and taxi rides in the cockpit are available when booked in advance. The control tower features waxwork operators and recreated audio and video recordings, while the RAF Escaping Society exhibit is a tribute to aviators who landed behind enemy lines. Visitors can stop by the memorial chapel to read the names of the RAF East Kirby crew lost during WWII, or experience an authentic black out or air raid siren. Further attractions include a Barnes Wallis Bouncing Bomb, a mock air raid shelter and a home front exhibition.

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Report | 2 days ago
It was not easy to use the coupon. They were insisting it was not valid. They did not even bother to check just argue. Then they checked it guess what it works. Then the manager fought it with there phone again and said its been used on the 19th. Yes you have just taken the details. To be honest was not impressed with the nanagement
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Report | 8 days ago
Very interesting experience and a very worthwhile one given the effort put in by the family to commemorate the crews of the Lancaster bombers and in particular their brother.
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Report | 8 days ago
the lancaster was beening painted so we couldnt see it which i know needs doing but werent offered half price tickets or get suited up & see at a timed entry or anything else for compensation! so thought it was poor
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Report | 11 days ago
Enjoyed our visit. Audio visual equipment needs updating for the presentation. Excellent choice of gluten free cakes in the café.
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Report | 15 days ago
Brilliant museum if you enjoy WW2 history
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Report | 19 days ago
It was a great day out.. totally unexpected.. highly recommended.
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Report | 19 days ago
Very good museum. Working Lancaster " Just Jane" is well worth the visit. Dog friendly. Excellent value with this offer.
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Report | 20 days ago
Nice day out pleasant staff more to do and walk round then first expected
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Report | 22 days ago
Super place that really shows off the Lancaster as one of Britains most famous aircraft. Made extra special as there was a taxi down the runway and a Spitfire air display.
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Report | 22 days ago
The Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby is the home of Avro Lancaster NX611, "Just Jane" where during the war 57 and 630 squadrons operated from. Although NX611, at the moment, doesn't fly, the centre offers taxi rides in some of the turrets and bomb aimers position, there are lots of other things relating to the air bases roll duringvthe war and the projects it has going on at the moment. Some day soon Jane will be only the 3rd airworthy Lancaster. A magic day out.
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