RAF Ingham Heritage Centre


Visit the world's first heritage centre dedicated to the Polish bomber squadrons during the Second World War.

RAF Ingham Heritage Centre has been a 14-year project by a team of devoted local volunteers; transforming an old farm storage building, formerly the wartime Airmen’s Mess, into a wonderful and fitting location to tell an almost forgotten story.

The Main Exhibition Centre comprises of:

- Two wings, covering over 4602m of exhibition space including never seen before photographs.
- An atmospheric Polish Families Nissen Hut
- A Mini-Cinema
- Memorial Garden and Remembrance Garden

  • Cafe / Tea RoomCafe / Tea Room
  • ParkingParking
  • AccessibleAccessible
  • ToiletsToilets
  • Baby FacilitiesBaby Facilities
  • Gift ShopGift Shop
  • Groups WelcomeGroups Welcome

The Centre is dedicated to remembering and celebrating (through their own personal stories) the remarkable lives and memories of the men and women (both ground and air crews) of the Polish Air Force Bomber Squadrons, who lived, worked and flew alongside the RAF during the Second World War; and will also tell the humanitarian story of their struggles to settle and integrate into ‘post-war’ Britain, whilst retaining their customs, culture and Polish heritage.

RAF Ingham (later known as RAF Cammeringham) was a Royal Air Force station used by RAF Bomber Command between 1942 and 1944 and by training units and the Polish Air Force until 1946.

At the end of hostilities, many Polish servicemen and women chose not to return to the now communist governed Poland and decided to remain in Britain, making it their new home, under the Polish Resettlement Act of 1947. Formed in 1946 the Polish Resettlement Corps (PRC) provided Polish personnel with a trade and language lessons, for integration into British society. Polish Resettlement Units (PRU) were created to accommodate these personnel and their families.

RAF Cammeringham had a PRU, which was built on a former RAF accommodation site, at the southern edge of Ingham Village. Nissen Huts were internally designed to create basic yet austere family dwellings. The site was occupied by Polish and then British families, into the mid 1950s.

opening times

Saturdays & Sundays
10:00 - 15:00

entry & prices

Please see website for details on prices.

RAF Ingham Heritage Centre

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RAF Ingham Heritage Centre

Middle Street



DN21 5BU