Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
East Kirkby, Lincolnshire
Average time spent – Up to 2-3+ hours.
Things to do at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre review
This attraction is home to one of only three running Avro Lancaster bombers in the world. Although Just Jane Lancaster isn’t capable of flight still she does taxi runs up and down the runway. If you are lucky enough to have the money you can experience the sights and sounds on one of their taxi runs from within the plane. The museum itself has been recreated to its original design when it was last in use in the 1940s.
Located in East Kirby in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside. The centre holds a number of events throughout the year including some great flying displays. It’s worth checking their website to find out what’s on. It’s a great attraction to visit in bad weather as most of the exhibits are indoors. You just have a few buildings to walk between.
The large hangar is home to Just Jane where there is usually a team there busy working on the plane. The exhibits house plenty of WWII bomber command stories, photos, artefacts and sadly pieces from crashed planes. There’s even a cockpit that you can clamber inside. As well as planes they also have some vintage vehicles to look at.
The control tower has mannequins, equipment and authentic sounds set up in their rooms. There’s also many other buildings and displays to look out including a blackout mock air-raid shelter and more.
Eating – There is a cafe on site which sells hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outside on their grounds which you do not need a ticket to enjoy.
Facilities in brief – Exhibits some interactive, WWII memorabilia, Lancaster Bomber Just Jane, countless rooms and buildings with exhibits. There are toilets, a shop and a cafe.
Entry price – *Cheap
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online *Cheap – between £1 to £7.50 per adult. Children are more than half the price and children under 5 are free.
Opening: They are closed on Sundays but open for most of the year. They close briefly during Christmas and New Year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Information on accessibility – most areas are accessible by a wheelchair except the second floor of the control tower.
Address: East Kirkby, Spilsby PE23 4DE, Lincolnshire, England. Phone: 01790 763207
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Category – Museum – Mostly indoors – Suitable for most ages. This museum isn’t for everyone but we have visited many times and our then-toddler used to love exploring.
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