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RAF Scampton heritage centre

Ermine Cres, Scampton, Lincoln LN1 2ST, UK

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About RAF Scampton heritage centre

RAF Scampton is renowned as the former home of the famous World War II Dambusters 617 squadron. However, Scampton was established in 1916 during World War One. The museum covers the history of the station from the Great War to the present. It includes many artefacts relating to 617 Dambuster Squadron, including a half-sized bouncing bomb.



Attractions near RAF Scampton heritage centre

Newport Arch6.89km from RAF Scampton heritage centre

Newport arch is the most famous Roman remain in Lincoln, and the best preserved and it dates to the start of the 2nd century AD. It is famous as the only Roman arch in Britain still in use for daily transportation. As the north gate of the city, it carried the major Roman road Ermine Street northward almost in a straight line to the Humber.

Museum of Lincolnshire Life6.95km from RAF Scampton heritage centre

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is a museum in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, in the UK. Its rich and varied social history collection reflects and celebrates the culture of Lincolnshire and its people from 1750 to the present day. Exhibits illustrate commercial, domestic, agricultural, industrial and community life. Learn all about the rich history of Lincolnshire with interactive galleries and around 250,000 objects to explore, including an authentic World War One tank.

Lincoln Castle7.34km from RAF Scampton heritage centre

A majestic castle which was built almost 1000 years ago by William the Conqueror, Lincoln Castle has witnessed some of the most dramatic events in English history. Within the Castle Walls is a Victorian prison giving an insight into crime and punishment in the Lincoln of the past. It now hosts an exciting events program throughout the year and offers free guided tours that provide a fascinating insight into the history of Lincoln and its Castle.

Lincoln Christmas Market7.37km from RAF Scampton heritage centre

Lincoln Christmas Market, held in Lincoln, England, is one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe, attracting over 250,000 people over the four-day event.  Held around three weeks before Christmas, the market spreads around the historic center of Lincoln including the castle and cathedral. As well as stalls selling goods there is a funfair with Ferris wheel, open-air classical music and rock concerts and traditional events such as beer barrel rolling.

Lincoln Cathedral7.4km from RAF Scampton heritage centre

Lincoln Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese, the parish church of the County, a place of national heritage and a centre of international pilgrimage. It provides a space for God, a place for worship, praise and private prayer.  was the tallest building in the world for over 200 years, but the central spire fell down in the sixteenth century and was not rebuilt. It owns one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta.

Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace7.49km from RAF Scampton heritage centre

The Old Bishop's Palace is a historic visitor attraction in the city of Lincoln, Lincolnshire.  Standing almost in the shadow of Lincoln Cathedral, the palace boasts sweeping views over the ancient city and the countryside beyond. An engaging audio tour will guide you around the palace and explain more of its history.  The site lies immediately to the south of the Roman wall which had become the medieval defensive wall of the Bail, which enclosed both Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral.

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Lincolnshire is a county in the East Midlands of England.  The majority of tourism in Lincolnshire relies on the coastal resorts and towns to the east of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The county has some of the best-known seaside resorts in the United Kingdom, which are a major attraction to visitors from across England, especially the East Midlands and parts of Yorkshire.