Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

Unofficial Museum Guide

Key Facts

East Kirkby, Lincolnshire
SatNav: Region:
PE23 4DE East Midlands
United Kingdom
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 7 Open

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What’s Here

The home of the UK’s only other taxyable Avro Lancaster, (apart from the BoBMF’s airworthy example). Moving under it’s own power, Lancaster taxi runs take place at regular intervals during the summer months. Some of these events take place in the evening, recreating the preparations for a wartime night bomber mission. The hangar for the Lancaster also features a display of RAF vehicles and aviation archeology. The fully restored control tower and adjacent buildings house extensive displays.


On the right hand side of the A155, west of Spilsby.

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Opening Hours:

Open Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, (last admission 4.00 pm), Easter to October; and Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 4.30 pm, (last admission 3.00 pm), November to Easter. Not open on Sundays.


See official website for details.


Toilets, Parking, Refreshments, Souvenir shop, Picnic Area.

Part of the control tower display.
(photo, Dan Lord)
More of the control tower display.
(photo, Dan Lord)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
NX611 Avro Lancaster VII G-ASXX Complete Displayed
WH957 BAC Canberra EE.15 WH957 Nose Displayed
2100882 Douglas C-47A Skytrain 2100882 Complete Displayed
AE436 Handley Page Hampden I AE436 Fuselage Displayed
Heinkel He 111 Cockpit Mock-up Displayed
NP294 Percival Proctor IV NP294 Complete Displayed
BL655 Supermarine Spitfire V BL655 Wreck Displayed

More Information

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby Airfield, East Kirkby, near Spilsby, Lincolnshire, PE23 4DE. Tel: 01790 763207. e-mail:, Official Website

Remains of Spitfire V BL655.
(photo, Dan Lord)
Merlin Engine.
(photo, Dan Lord)
Canberra EE.15 WH957 nose.
(photo, Dan Lord)
Proctor IV NP294
(photo, Dan Lord)
Lancaster VII NX611 nose
(photo, Dan Lord)
The Lancaster parked in the sunshine.
(photo, Dan Lord)

The East Kirkby Control Tower.
(photo, Dan Lord)

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6 thoughts on “Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

  1. When that Lancaster was towed onto the apron and the four Merlin engines began to throb then run hard as the Lanc taxied by us, I actually wept at the thought of the +55,000 young men who died in Bomber Command during WWII. A great exhibition and very knowledgeable staff.

  2. Hello, I think that the Supermarine Spitfire MK V currently on ehxibition it was an aircraft from Argentinian-British squadron 164ยบ “Firmes Volamos”
    Supemarine Spitfire MK V BL655 RAF (FJ-B)
    Pilot:Ronnie Sheward

  3. YES!!!!!!!,
    i think that the supermarine spitfire mk V was from Ronni Sheward Too! From de argentinian british squadron 164!!! What can we do?

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