Explore Lincolnshire's Aviation Heritage
















Join us on a journey through Lincolnshire's extensive and rich aviation heritage. From the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's flying Spitfires, Hurricanes, Dakota and Avro Lancaster, to the Digby Lima Sector Operations Room, to Just Jane at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre and the many other heritage sites and airbases across the county.


Let us help you explore the many aviation sites and attractions in Lincolnshire, why not use one of the trails that are available to guide you around? Or make up your own itinenary from the list of museums and attractions open to the public.


Look out for aviation events and festivals taking place throughout the year, see our events guide to help you plan your visit.


Take the time to listen to some of our oral histories; learn about the experiences of an RAF Veteran and hear an interview with RAF Groundcrew member post war and his experiences as a boy during the war.

We also have film of an operation to Frankfurt; Bomb Aimer Les Rutherford was one of only two survivors when his Lancaster Bomber was shot down over Germany. His miraculous survival is told in a short film, 'A Bomb Aimer’s Story'.



The Canadian Avro Lancaster will be visiting the UK in August, see external link below for further details:


LAHC Commemoration

Commemoration of the Nuremberg Raid - Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

As a tribute to the almost 700 airmen who did not return from this raid, including some 252 from Lincolnshire, we held a school event day at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby.   

There were 80 children taking part on 2nd April, from a school that had already been participating in the successful Arts Council England Museums and Schools Programme.  The event included the planting of memorial crosses, each representing one of the county's fallen on the raid, by the children, followed by The Last Post played by an airman from RAF Coningsby.  

Part of the Museums & Schools Programme funded by the Department for Education through Arts Council England.


Information regarding tickets and timings will be published closer to the event

March 29th

Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of Nuremberg Raid

A Talk on the Raid.

April 12th

AHL introduction and workshop on the Great War Centenary

May - September

Commemoration of 70th Anniversary of D Day
Several events planned at the end of the month of May around the Grantham area highlighting the work of the USAAF's 9th Air Force Troop Carrier Command. Included will be a flight by the BBMF Dakota over the town and surrounding WWII airfields.

June 6th

70th Anniversary of D Day itself


70th Anniversary of Arnhem

Operation Market Garden.

November 12th

Talk on the attack on the Tirpitz by 9 and 617 Sqns


A talk by Chas Parker on the World War One aviation walks around the City of Lincoln followed by Cliff Clover on the Zeppelin Raids on Lincolnshire.

Free admission but places must be booked in advance by telephoning 01522 782040

The Collection, 1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP


Get in touch

If you would like further details of Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire and how we could help you, please contact Phil Bonner (Aviation Development Officer) or Dave Harrigan (Outreach and Learning Officer)

If you would like more information about Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire, the website or our new app please contact Lydia Parry, Project Assistant

Should you wish to call us please telephone the Customer Service Centre on 01522 782332.


Download the 2014 brochure


Download a copy of the new 2014 brochure to help you plan your visit to Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage sites