museums and attractions

Transport / Aircraft

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

Museum based on a 1940s bomber airfield. Displays include taxiable Avro Lancaster Bomber NX611. Original Control tower and many other exhibits.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


East Kirkby Airfield East Kirkby Nr Spilsby Lincolnshire PE23 4DE

  • 01790 763 207
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Open days

Easter-28 Oct Mon-Sat 0930-1700; 29 Oct-Easter 1000-1600. (Last entry one hour earlier.)


By Rail: Boston / 16 miles

Relive a World War Two Bomber Airfield here at East Kirkby. Experience the sights and sounds, smells and atmosphere of a bomber airfield.
The only place in the country to see a Lancaster Bomber on an original wartime airfield, and ride in it! (pre book only). Including, original Control Tower, welcoming NAAFI and an emotionally evocative Memorial Chapel containing the 848 names of personnel who gave their lives from this airfield.


Sat 25th - Mon 27th May 2019: Lanc, Tank & Military Machines

A military weekend including an M36 Jackson tank destroyer, Lancaster taxy runs, military vehicles, trade stands and flying displays!!

Aircraft / Military

Wed 12th Jun 2019: Lincolnshire Bike Night

Gathering of hundreds of Motorbikes of all makes to watch an evening taxy run of the Lancaster.

Aircraft / Motorbikes

Sat 22nd Jun 2019: Open Lancaster Day

A day when we open the Lancaster to the public with both interior and exterior tours.

Aircraft / Open Day

Sat 3rd Aug 2019: East Kirkby Air Show

The largest ever airshow to take place at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre with three hours worth of flying.


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