International Bomber Command

Aviation Heritage

International Bomber Command Centre

Discover The International Bomber Command Centre, the only place in the world where the devastating losses of the Bomber Command unit during World War II are commemorated. Uncover the stories and histories of those involved and take time to reflect.

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  • Guided ToursGuided Tours
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  • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
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The Walls of Names

Discover 23 walls of names carrying 271 panels of names of almost 58,000 men and women who lost their lives serving or supporting Bomber Command.

Educational Experience

The International Bomber Command Centre is great for families, it is educational and fun, allowing both children and adults to learn through experiencing the exhibition galleries with their interactive displays and exhibits, the Peace Gardens and the Memorial.

There are family fun sheets, a dressing up-station, book stations and a year-long programme of free family events.

World-class site for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation of Bomber Command

The IBCC provides a world-class facility acknowledging the efforts, sacrifices and commitment of the men and women, from 62 different nations, who came together in Bomber Command during WWII.  It also covers the stories of those who suffered as a result of the bombing campaigns and those whose survival was guaranteed by the humanitarian operations of Bomber Command.

Immerse yourself in interactive exhibits telling stories of those involved on all sides, discover recordings, documents and the sacrifices of those who united their efforts to protect the freedom we enjoy today.

Discover the Memorial Spire at the International Bomber Command Centre, measuring 102ft high and 16ft wide, the wingspan of the Avro Lancaster Bomber and the width of a Lancaster wing.  The Spire commands stunning views across Lincoln, with a focus on the City’s ancient Cathedral, which served as a sighting point for crews flying from Lincolnshire. For many of the men named on the accompanying walls, the Cathedral provided their last sight of Britain.

The Chadwick Centre

Discover three exhibition galleries. Immerse yourself in state of the art interactive exhibits and learn stories of those involved on all sides.

The Peace Gardens

Visit two peace gardens, The Lincolnshire Peace Gardens and the International Peace Gardens set in ten acres of beautifully landscaped grounds for quiet reflection, contemplation and remembrance.

opening times

Tuesday - Sunday
9:30 - 17:00 (16:00 November - February)

Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays ). Closed from 24th December 2024 to 2nd January 2025

entry & prices

Free admission to the spire, walls and peace gardens. All day parking £3

£10.50 / £9.50 (Standard / Advance Booking)
Child ( 5 - 18 )
£6.00 / £5.00 (Standard / Advance Booking)
Concessions ( Over 65, or Blue Badge Holders )
£8.50 / £7.50 ( Standard / Advance Booking )
Family ( 2 + 3 )
£30.00 / £26.50 (Standard / Advance Booking)


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International Bomber Command Centre

Canwick Avenue