Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
Lincolnshire, England

Details for Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

If you are on holiday in Lincolnshire and fancy a day out that is both fun and educational then head over to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby near Spilsby.

This museum was founded over twenty years ago and is dedicated to the men and women who served in Bomber command during the Second World War. This was one of the most dangerous areas of the armed services to be in at the height of the war as more than 55,000 members of Bomber Command lost their lives during the conflict. Less than 1 in 4 completed their initial tour of 30 operations. Here at the museum there are many exhibits and displays for visitors to appreciate what life was like for these young pilots and their crews. Our prize exhibit is a very rare Avro Lancaster bomber plane and there is also the only Ford WOT1 Crew Bus in existence for visitors to observe. The Heritage Centre is on the actual RAF East Kirkby airfield and the 1940s control tower can still be seen today. On site is the NAAFI where visitors can tuck into a healthy meal or just sit with a coffee listening to the songs of the 1940s and choosing from the many wartime photographs on sale.

Throughout the year the centre hosts many special events from Spitfire and ME-109 dogfights, flying displays, pyrotechnic displays up to a full airshow where many planes from bygone times can be seen. The Lancaster bomber will regularly be used for taxy runs and a few lucky visitors can join the crew for a ride. These are obviously extremely popular and have to be booked well in advance. To see the Lancaster moving and hear the powerful Merlin engines is really a sight to behold.

 

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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
East Kirkby
Spilsby
Lincolnshire
PE23 4DE
01790 763207
 

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