aviation heritage

Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre

Metheringham, near Sleaford

Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre is a small museum dedicated to the men and women who served in and supported 106 Squadron, Royal Air Force Bomber Command from 1943 until the end of the Second World War. Based in buildings that were once part of the airfield’s communal site, the museum is the home of Dakota KG651, a veteran transport aircraft that saw service during the War.

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  • ToiletsToilets
  • Gift ShopGift Shop
  • Dogs WelcomeDogs Welcome
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The museum’s wide range of exhibits give visitors a real sense of what it was like to live and work at RAF Metheringham during the war. The atmospheric Peter Scoley Hall (former wartime Gymnasium) houses the memorial room, larger exhibits, the restored wartime pilot training simulator, the Link Trainer and the Food for Thought exhibition. The old wartime Ration Store is home to the permanent exhibitions which share the stories of the men and women who came from across the globe to serve at the airfield. Visitors can experience each Lancaster bomber crew position, learn about the equipment each crew member used and the training they had to do. The Ditching Display, features the museum’s rare, restored, World War 2 aircraft dinghy and a range of artefacts relating to ditching in the sea. Housed in its own hangar, the museum's Dakota KG651 is being faithfully restored to its former glory and represents similar aircraft from the US 52nd Troop Carrier Wing that carried wounded servicemen through RAF Metheringham on their journeys back to the United States. Visitors have said the highlight of their visit is to board the aircraft and feel what it would have been like to have flown as a passenger on a Dakota, as well as sit up front and get a pilot’s eye view.

opening times

Last Weekend of March - Last Weekend of October

Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 11:00 - 17:00,

Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00.

entry & prices

All tickets must be pre-booked online.

£5.50 with a voluntary donation for Gift Aid
Child (under 16yrs)
Free or donation welcome
Free on production of a valid membership card

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