Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre

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Key Facts

Location:
Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
SatNav: Region:
LN4 4PL East Midlands
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Public
Category: Only Aviation:
General No
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 4 Open

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What’s Here

Located on the former RAF Woodhall Spa, wartime home of 617 ‘Dambusters’ and 92, 619 & 627 Squadrons is this visitors centre. The history of the base and its units are portrayed by various displays and artefacts. Other displays show life in wartime Lincolnshire.

Directions

On the B1192 between Woodhall Spa and RAF Coningsby. Signposted from the A153.

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

Open Sunday and Bank Holidays 11.00 am to 5.00 pm, Easter to the end of September; plus Wednesdays in July and August 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Admission:

By donation.

Amenities:

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

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
XM192 BAC Lightning F.1A XM192 Complete Displayed
G-ANNN de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth II G-ANNN Complete Displayed
‘EV771’ Fairchild Argus II BAPC.294 Replica Displayed
‘G-AEXF’ Percival Mew Gull Replica Displayed

More Information

Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, Thorpe Road, Tattershall Thorpe, Lincoln, LN4 4PL. Tel: 01522 790569, website: Thorpe Camp.

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4 thoughts on “Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre

  1. Hi.
    Just a few corrections.
    4 Squadrons 617 619 627 97
    Entry fee £3.00 per person, under 12 free.
    Opening time is now 1pm – 5pm.
    David a volunteer at the centre.

  2. Located on the former RAF Woodhall Spa, wartime home of 97,617 ‘Dambusters’,619 and 627 Squadrons. The history of the base and its units are portrayed by various displays and artefacts. Other displays show civilian life in Lincolnshire during the Second World War.
    The Opening time: Open Sunday and Bank Holidays 1pm – 5pm, Easter to September; plus Wednesdays in July and August 1pm – 5pm. Adult £3.- and Children under 12 free with Adult.

  3. Please note.
    New opening times are as follows:
    Sundays / Bank Holidays 11.00AM to 5.00PM. Easter till the end of September. Wednesdays 11.00AM to 5.00PM during July and August. All other special events subject to schedule/s.
    Numerous new or updated exhibits, brand new Souvenir Shop, which opened in 2012.

  4. Did not know this place existed.Fantastic place.Not your usual ” in your face” museum. Relaxed atmosphere Guides very helpful and can relate stories and not only theirs but have a very good knowledge of the persons and exhibits displayed.
    You need to be prepared to spend a lot of time here to see and appreciate this place.Most of all it is run by volunteers who are committed and give up their free time to run this place.Well done all.

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