Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre


Find all the Aviation events here:

  • Airships over Lincolnshire... Lighter than Air

    30 Sep 2017 - 25 Mar 2018
    Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum
    North Rauceby, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8QR

    An exhibition exploring the vital role airships and hot air balloons played during WWI and the involvement of the Lighter than Air Section at Cranwell.
  • Charlie's Easter Trail

    31 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
    Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum
    North Rauceby, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8QR

    Visit the museum to see if you can crack Charlie the Crane’s Easter Egg Trail. Collect your trail and explore this fascinating museum as you hunt for clues - there’s a chocolatey prize when you’ve finished!

    50p per trail
  • Gallantry in the Air

    1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
    Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum
    North Rauceby, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8QR

    To mark the centenary of the RAF, Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum’s exhibition will commemorate the RAF crew who were decorated for their bravery. Many of the airmen featured in this exhibition gained the highest award for their valour with some of them paying the ultimate price.
  • 100th Anniversary of RAF Open Cockpits Day

    1 Apr 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
    Newark Air Museum - Attraction
    Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire

    This event is being organised to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force (RAF).

    In addition to giving visitors the opportunity to view the cockpits and interiors of many of the museum’s collection of RAF aircraft, cockpits and CIMs; the event will also feature a host of visiting displays.

    N.B. The cockpits and aircraft may not be open at all times during the day and access will depend on the availability of our team of volunteer cockpit openers. A small additional donation will be requested for access into the aircraft and cockpits.

    The event is taking place on Sunday 1st April, 2018 – 10am until 5pm (last admission at 4pm. 

    The event is open to everyone and normal museum admission rates will apply: Adults £9.00, Over 65s £8.00, Children £4.50 and Family ticket [2 adults & 3 children] £24.00. 

    {A small additional fee / donation will be applicable when going inside the museum aircraft – this will go towards funding the restoration & refurbishment of our aircraft.}

    Please telephone 01636 707170 if you require any further information.
  • Bastion in the Air - RAF Scampton 6th April to 24th August 2018

    6 Apr 2018 - 24 Aug 2018, RAF Scampton

    Exhibition - View the re-creation of a Royal Flying Corps Airfield in World War One

    The exhibition at RAF Scampton will be housed in the 'Dambusters' hangar and will feature the recreation of part of an RFC airfield 'somewhere in France or Flanders', including three replica aircraft: a DH2 and Sopwith Camel from Britain, and a Rumpler CVII from Germany.  Running from 6th April to 24th  August 2018 the RAF Scampton exhibition will tell the history of Scampton in the First World War and of individual RFC and RNAS personnel with a local connection.  Visitors will be need to book in advance and they will receive a guided tour of the RAF Scampton Heritage Centre and the Bastion in the Air Exhibition; tours will be free of charge. 

    NOTE: Pre Booking is essential

    01522 555591

    Travel and access information


  • RAF Balderton Commemorations

    8 Apr 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
    Newark Air Museum - Attraction
    Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire

    The museum in association with the RAF Balderton Research Group is proud to announce that it will be hosting a Reunion for surviving personnel and the families of former personnel who served at RAF Balderton from 1941 to 1954.

    This event will take place on Sunday 8th April 2018 at the museum site here in eastern Nottinghamshire. In our Memorial Garden there will be a ceremonial dedication of a commemorative tree, and the laying of a piece of RAF Balderton’s runway, with a plaque dedicated to all those that served at RAF Balderton. 

    The event will also coincide with the launch of the latest book by the museum’s own Colin Savill; entitled “Station of Nations” the book will chart the history of RAF Balderton.

    Invitations will be sent out to various special guests. Members are all welcome to join us as we meet to remember all those who served at this forgotten airfield.

    More details will follow over the next few months.

    The accompanying image is courtesy of John Ward who 'colourised' the original black and white picture.

    Please check the Group’s Facebook page or the RAF Balderton Research Group website
  • Tribute to the V-Force 2018 – 19 May, 2018

    19 May 2018 - 19 May 2018
    Newark Air Museum - Attraction
    Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire

    On Saturday 19th May 2018, the museum will be again hosting a Tribute to the V-Force Reunion event at its site in eastern Nottinghamshire.

    This will be a reunion event similar in format to the 2016 event and is being organised by the museum volunteers and staff. Once again we hope that it will include a range of visiting displays connected to the three V-force aircraft; Valiant, Victor and Vulcan; the Squadrons that were part of the V-Force; and the personnel that flew and maintained the aircraft.

    During the day an area will be set up for former V-Force personnel to sign-in, collect their badges and this will be staffed by museum volunteers and hopefully some former members of the V-Force.

    The museum is keen to hear from any former personnel who would like to participate. Ideally we would like you to send us a message by email via this this Link

    By contacting us and advising of your likely attendance we will get a good idea of participation numbers, which will mean that we will be able to make the necessary arrangements more effectively. 

    An indication of the Squadron that you served with and the type of V-Force aircraft you flew would also be of great help to us. We will acknowledge each email (we will aim to do this within 48 hours) and if you bring along a copy of your email to the event you will get the reduced rate admission of £7.00 per person. This will include the provision of an identification badge for the event. 

    Throughout the weekend we also plan to have a number of museum aircraft open for people to visit – this will include the Vulcan, Hastings and Varsity. A small additional charge of £1.00  person will be made for each aircraft visited. The museum continues to collect Log Book entries for Vulcan XM594, Hastings TG517 and Varsity WF369 and would welcome any additional information being provided during this weekend.

    This event is open to the general public & normal museum admission rates apply: Adults £9.00, Over 65s £8.00, Children £4.50 and Family ticket [2 adults & 3 children] £23.00

  • Bastion in the Air - The Collection 26th May to 9th September 2018

    26 May 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
    The Collection Art & Archaeology
    Danes Terrace, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

    The exhibition at The Collection will run from 26th May until 9th September 2018.

    An entrance fee will be applicable but visitors will not need to book in advance. 

    The exhibition focuses on the rising threat to Britain from air attacks by airships and aircraft, and on the British response, including the formation of the RAF in 1918. 

    A number of museums in Germany are supporting this exhibition with information and artefacts. Lord Ashcroft is kindly lending us the original Victoria Cross awarded to Lt William Leefe Robinson for shooting down an airship over Hertfordshire, the first one destroyed over Britain by a fighter aircraft.  We will also be displaying a model zeppelin that is over 5 metres long. 

    Learn about the contribution by Lincolnshire to British aircraft production during the First World War.  Many people – including native 'yellowbellies' – are not aware that Lincoln was one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturing centres at the time!

    01522 555591

  • Cockpit Fest 23rd and 24th June 2018

    23 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
    Newark Air Museum - Attraction
    Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire

    The 2018 annual gathering of aircraft cockpits and displays - plus an outdoor Aeoroboot/ Aerojumble avaition sale#cockpitfest.

    More information from Newark Air Museum

  • 1940s Weekend - 11th and 12th August 2018

    11 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
    Newark Air Museum - Attraction
    Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire

    Following on from previus years the great success of our 1940s weekend will be held in mid August this year.

    More information from