The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre provides people with a unique opportunity to step back in time.
The Centre is situated on a World War II airfield, once home to 57 and 630 squadrons. The original control tower has been restored giving the public an insight into operations on the airfield. The Hangar where Lancaster NX611 Just Jane is kept, situated on an original T2 Hangar base, is full of squadron photos, personal stories, memorabilia and parts of aircraft recovered by the Lincolnshire Aircraft Recovery Group who are based at the centre. The ropes around Just Jane allow you to get within a few feet of this extraordinary, beautiful and highly symbolic aircraft. By prior arrangement and for a nominal fee you can have a tour on board Just Jane: or even book a tail down taxi ride on her when she taxis in the Summer months.
The award-winning Escape Museum is also located at the Centre. This exhibition concentrates on those airmen who baled out of aircraft over enemy territory thus becoming part of the Caterpillar or Goldfish club. Their stories of evasion or escape from POW camps line the walls amongst displays of items given to the aircrew designed to aid their evasion or escape.
The Home Front exhibition offers a look at WWII from a slightly different perspective with displays on ARP Wardens, the Home Guard, evacuation, rationing and the Land Army.
When it's time for lunch call in at the NAAFI which is situated on the site of the original NAAFI, for char and wad.
- 09:30 - 17:00
- 09:30 - 16:00