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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby
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See a real Lancaster bomber cruise along the runway of a World War II airfield at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. Built by the Panton brothers in honor of their brother who was lost while fighting in the war, the museum houses a wide range of memorabilia and functioning bombers. See the renovated and maintained aircrafts resting in the hangar. Sign up for a VIP Day and get a chance to see and climb inside the Lancaster. Test your new knowledge and try to answer all the questions on the provided quiz sheet. Buy a memento at the souvenir shop and enjoy a coffee at the cafe. Make Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre part of your personalized East Kirkby itinerary using our East Kirkby trip itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • A truly fantastic museum, not to be missed. For me the best bit is the carefully researched stories behind every exhibit. Even the smallest piece of wood or metal has a story behind it that brings the...  more »
  • Highlight for us was actually seeing the Lancaster bomber start up and taxi out onto the airfield and then back onto the hanger. So many interesting things to see and learn from - an entire hanger ful...  more »
  • We went to East Kirkby for the night taxi of "Just Jane" . This is the second time we have made this trip just for the night taxi and on both occasions it was a fantastic experience. The exhibits are ...  more »
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  • Very interesting place if you like Lancaster bombers. Clearly I do as I drove a very long way to crawl all over and inside one. The one here was adapted from French maritime use, but the mods are few and the staff honest about it's lineage so no problems there. Definitely worth a visit of that is your thing and they serve a decent English breakfast too.
  • A great little museum with great staff. If you are interested in military history then you will enjoy this place.Best to go when the taxi runs are scheduled as you then get to hear the wonderful merlin engines.
  • A great day out. Some awesome special events too. If you're into planes and ww2, a must visit.
  • Just Jane 👌what can I say truly historic a fantastic old air base if you are in Lincolnshire Skegness area you must visit this as an attraction you will not forget a true iconic piece of History she is very beautiful as she would be and when you hear them merlin's start up when she does the taxi run you will never forget the sound of 70 years ago in the sky's
  • The best museum I have ever visited. The reason I say this is because for the first time EVER, I became aware that all other museums, i.e.: Biggin Hill, RAF Hendon and the Shuttleworth collection, I saw no intrusive sign posts, no warnings to keep off this and that, and no roped off areas to keep people away from seeing the exhibits properly. WHY? because it appears that the owners trust their visitors to respect the beautifully maintained airbase. No uniformed security guards, no watchful eyes, and masses of things to see. It's an un-violated (by European enforced public warning stickers) and tranquil place, with BREAKFAST served all day. The staff are so relaxed and very warm. I was taken there in protest - "What, a single Lancaster bomber in an airfield..No thanks - but what a wonderful surprise. So much so, that I've been calling friends all evening and telling them (at all costs) to go to this magical, historical un-mawled slice of delightfully maintained history. Mike Kewnright