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. With our custom trip planner, East Kirkby attractions like Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Fantastic trip to the museum on a taxi run day on a Saturday which was just perfect for us as we work! Greet value for money, Lots to see and read, great staff, lovely naffi and well stocked shop...  more »
  • Treated to VIP visit for my birthday. This included a taxy ride in Just Jane, a fantastic World War 2 Lancaster bomber, and a tour (sliding around the inside, mostly on your backside) in the plane...  more »
  • We need to go back to this amazing place. We did not allow enough time, only 3 hours! We were lucky to see the Lancaster taxiing, an experience to remember. The displays about aviation archeology...  more »
  • Love this place. Love seeing the old girls run up. Such a unique experience that you'll not find anywhere else. It continues to grow and shows new, additional promise all the time too. Facilities wise this place is also so peaceful, so accessible, so well set out and organised and caters so very well for everyone. I am, by my own admission, very difficult to please yet I've never left here disappointed. Thank you so much for yet another fantastic day.
  • Good for half day with children of an older age as to get the best out of it requires a level of understanding that under 10's don't have. Could do with a few more interactive exhibits for children, appreciate its a heritage center, that said a great day for adults with lots of personal exhibits putting that emotional tie to them. All exhibits well presented with lots to look at. Vehicle shed shut on our day of visit. Would have given 5 stars for visit without children, still it kept them off the phones for the visit so wasn't all bad.
  • Brilliant place to visit. We stumbled across the place looking for breakfast and spent 5 hours there. It was on one of the days they bring out their Lancaster for 'taxi' trips which are booked up months in advance but it was still fabulous seeing it trundling around.
  • A unique experience and opportunity: whether you're a fan of British engineering, WWII planes, the Lancaster in particular or just want to get closer to the experiences of those heroic men of Bomber Command, this place offer the chance to get close to all of the above than anywhere else on earth (Canada excepted). Either treat yourself to VIP taxy ride in the great plane or just marvel in its sheer size and power, either way you will never forget it!!
  • A very unexpected find out in the countryside, this small little aviation museum has plenty of history behind it and to top it off is restoring several WWII aircraft, including a Lancaster bomber which, although not sky-worthy, still is able to taxi out onto the ramp and run its engines at scheduled times. The site has little exhibits in the buildings around the airfield, and the on site cafe is a nice place to end off with a snack and a drink. Would recommend if you are looking for a small and relatively quick but interesting day out.

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