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Salute to the 40s, IBCC

Aug 10
10th August 2024 - 11th August 2024

Join the International Bomber Command Centre for their annual Salute to the 40s weekend this summer!

Enjoy tea and cake on vintage crockery in the Marquee while listening to a wide variety of 40s entertainment. Stroll around the grounds and chat period Re-enactors or treat yourself to something stylish and vintage from one of the many trade stands. Vehicle enthusiasts will be wowed by the selection of 1940s cars and military vehicles. With talks on bomb disposal and Mission briefings there really is something for everyone!

The Learning Team will be running free children’s activities ensuring the whole family can join in the fun. On Saturday 10th, enjoy a fabulous free Glen Miller concert with Kal’s Kats, from 2pm.

As part of the Salute to the 40s event, there are a series of extra experiences for you to enjoy too:

40s BBQ with Johnny Victory
Friday 9th August, 6pm - 9pm
Stay for a delicious evening BBQ to end the first day of the weekend’s festivities, with a wide range of stalls and displays around the extensive gardens, including vintage vehicles and re-enactors. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes as Johnny will be encouraging you to jump and jive to his swinging sounds into the night.

IBCC Blackout Blitz Ball
Saturday 10th August, 7.30pm - midnight
An evening of fun and frollics with the Kalamazoo Bank whilst also enjoying a fabulous 2-course dinner at the International Bomber Command Centre.

Vintage Afternoon Tea & Music
Sunday 11th August, 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Taking place in the Marquee during the final day of the Salute to the 40s event, join in for a special IBCC vintage afternoon tea served on their best china! Sit back and enjoy the dulcet tones of Samantha, the ENSA singer, as she performs all your 40s favourites.

  • Cafe / Tea RoomCafe / Tea Room
  • Guided ToursGuided Tours
  • ParkingParking
  • AccessibleAccessible
  • ToiletsToilets
  • Groups WelcomeGroups Welcome

opening times

40s BBQ with Johnny Victory
Friday 9th August, 18:00 - 21:00
IBCC Blackout Blitz Ball
Saturday 10th August, 19:30 - midnight
Vintage Afternoon Tea & Music
Sunday 11th August, 14:30 - 16:30

entry & prices

Free entry

(Parking charges apply which can be paid for at reception on arrival)

The staff & volunteers at the IBCC are ready to welcome you for a fabulous weekend of 40’s Fun!

The Exhibition will be open each day and tickets are available.

The Hub Café & IBCC Gift Shop will be open throughout the weekend.

Exhibition tickets

 

more information

International Bomber Command Centre

Canwick Avenue

Lincoln

LN4 2HQ