Aviation Heritage

Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre

Home of the 97, 619, 617 (Dambusters) and 627 Squadron that flew out of RAF Woodhall Spa in the 1940s
Civilian life in Lincolnshire in the 1940s, Women's Land Army, Home Guard, Prisoner of War. The Arnhem Story,
Aircraft Models throughout the ages. As well as a section on the Cold War, WW1 Royal Flying Corps in Lincolnshire. Cinema Room showing the history of WW1 Aircraft and Airships.

The Centre was formerly part of No.1 Communal Site, RAF Woodhall Spa, and was built in 1940, with a planned life span of only 10 years! The site included the Officers and Sergeants Mess, Airmen's Dining Halls and the NAAFI building, together with Ration Store, Latrines and Ablution Block. Only the Airmen's Dining Halls, the NAAFI, Ablution Block and Ration Store are within the Centre's boundary.The Thorpe Camp Preservation Group established the Visitor Centre in 1988 to commemorate those Airmen who flew from the airfield in World War II. 97, 619, 617 (Dambusters) and 627 Squadrons were based at RAF Woodhall Spa.

opening times

13:00 - 17:00

Every Sunday From Easter to the end of October

entry & prices


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Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre

Thorpe Road

Tattershall Thorpe