Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre

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Key Facts

RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
SatNav: Region:
LN4 4SY East Midlands
United Kingdom
Category: Only Aviation:
Flying Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 12 Open

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What’s Here

The home of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Visitor Centre includes an exhibition and guided tours of the Flight’s maintenance hangar which allow close access to the aircraft. As some aircraft may be away during the busy airshow season, it is advisable to check before visiting if you wish to see a specific aircraft.


RAF Coningsby, on the B1192 south of Horncastle, Lincolnshire. About half a mile from Coningsby village, 13 miles north-east of Sleaford on the A153. Visitor Centre well signposted with separate parking and access.

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Opening Hours:

Open Monday to Friday except Bank Holidays 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, (last guided tour at 3.30 pm – or 3.00 pm November to February). Normally closed Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. Closed for two weeks over Christmas and New Year. Note that as all aircraft are flyable, specific aircraft may not be present during your visit.


See official site for details.


Toilets, Parking, Refreshments (March to November), Souvenir shop, Picnic Area, Access for the disabled.

Dakota III ZA947 (photo, Allan Barley) Chipmunk T.10 WK518 (photo, Allan Barley)
Spitfire PR.XIX PS915 (photo, Allan Barley) Spitfire IX MK356 (photo, Allan Barley)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
PA474 Avro Lancaster I PA474 Complete Airworthy
WG486 De Havilland Canada Chipmunk T.10 WG486 Complete Airworthy
WK518 De Havilland Canada Chipmunk T.10 WK518 Complete Airworthy
ZA947 Douglas Dakota III ZA947 Complete Airworthy
LF363 Hawker Hurricane IIc LF363 Complete Airworthy
PZ865 Hawker Hurricane II PZ865 Complete Airworthy
P7350 Supermarine Spitfire IIa P7350 Complete Airworthy
AB910 Supermarine Spitfire Vb AB910 Complete Airworthy
MK356 Supermarine Spitfire IX MK356 Complete Airworthy
TE311 Supermarine Spitfire LF.XVIe TE311 Complete Airworthy
PM631 Supermarine Spitfire PR.XIX PM631 Complete Airworthy
PS915 Supermarine Spitfire PR.XIX PS915 Complete Airworthy

Spitfire XVI TB382 has been reduced to spares and struck off charge.

More Information

BBMF Visits, RAF Coningsby, Lincoln, Lincs, LN4 4SY. Tel: 01522 782040, e-mail:, website: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre


General view of the Hangar (photo, Tim Clark) Spare parts and tools (photo, Tim Clark)
Merlin engines (photo, Tim Clark) Dakota ZA947 (photo, Tim Clark)
Hurricane IIc LF363 (photo, Allan Barley)

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2 thoughts on “Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre

  1. What a listing of aircraft,I only wish I could see them all,but this will never happen as my health will not let me travel overseas any more.I have always loved flying and have built my own plane and have had enjoyed the 3oo hr.of flying regards,Ken Green

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