Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre

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Key Facts

North Rauceby, Lincolnshire
SatNav: Region:
NG34 8QR East Midlands
United Kingdom
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 2 Open

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What’s Here

Located close to the RAF College, Cranwell, the Heritage Centre acts as both a tourist information centre and a display area dedicated to the historic airfield. Two jet trainers are on display.


Signposted off the A17, to the south of RAF Cranwell, on the minor road to North and South Rauceby. North-east of Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

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Opening Hours:

Daily 10.00 am to 4.30 pm, 1 April to 31 October. Weekends 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, November to March.




Toilets, Parking, Souvenir shop, Access for the disabled.

Vampire T.11 XE946 (photo, Jeremy Briggs) Jet Provost nose (photo, Jeremy Briggs)
Jet Provost T.4 XP556 (photo, Jeremy Briggs) Rear view of Jet Provost (photo, Jeremy Briggs)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
XE946 DH.115 Vampire T.11 XE946 Nose Displayed
XP556 BAC Jet Provost T.4 XP556 Complete Displayed

More Information

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre, Heath Farm, North Rauceby, near Cranwell, Lincolnshire, NG34 8QR. Tel: 01529 488940. Visit Lincolnshire

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4 thoughts on “Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre

  1. I am looking forward to visiting the Cranwell museum in the next few weeks. Whilst as a guard on National Service in 1949 I got access to one of the hangars to find a virtual treasure trove of aircraft! Me262, Me163, He 162, Jap baka suicide bomb, V2 rocket, V1 doodlebug and a host of other aircraft of the era. I often wonder what happened to them all. Anyway after my forthcoming visit I will be dropping into Duxbury to see what they are up to now! 3117768 AC1 Horton…..

  2. Thankyou for a pleasant visit the cubs and beavers enjoyed themseves thankyou very much

  3. Dear Sir/Madam,
    This summer whilst on holiday I stopped off at your museum and had a very pleasant look round aided by Les Stedman, a very pleasant and knowledgeable man.
    My reason for contacting you is that I have copies of the flying logbook to a pilot, S/Ldr. P. B. Chamberlain who won the Sword of Honour in 1936. His details are,

    Squadron Leader 33229 Pilot 75 Squadron., Royal Air Force
    who died on Sunday 12 October 1941 . Age 25 .
    Additional Information: Son of Horace and Gladys Chamberlain; husband of Florence Margaret Chamberlain. Awarded Sword of Honour, R.A.F. College, Cranwell, 1936. Cemetery: DINANT (CITADELLE) MILITARY CEMETERY Dinant, Namur, Belgium

    As well as the logbook, I have copies of his assessments whilst at Cranwell. I would like to know if you would like me to e-mail you some photos of the logbook etc. in case you wish to display them in the museum? If so could you forward me an e mail address to which I can send them.
    Kind Regards,

  4. is R A F cranwell haunted and if so has any thing been seen also have you got a tea room for when we visit .thank you

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