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A Story of Discovery, Education and Remembrance
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A Story of Discovery, Education and Remembrance

By International Bomber Command Centre
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  • International Bomber Command Centre
    1,137
    United Kingdom
    Joined in March 2017
  • dafona
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    Emotional
    Fantastic facility near Lincoln. Wonderful memorials in stone and on the walls. They will look up personal names to direct you to where your loved one may be on the site. The lovely guides ( volunteers) will guide you around with detailed knowledge together with personal comments. I found it all very emotional. Nice cafe/ shop and toilets. A!so a separate exhibition( fee applicable)
    Written 21 February 2024
  • Jet42429248684
    0 contributions
    Highly Recommended
    Everything about this was excellent. Cafe: serving everything from snacks to breakfast & Sunday Lunch. The exhibition centre. A terrific guided tour by a RAF volunteer - very knowledgeable & great communication.. Great views over Lincolnshire as well. Highly recommended.
    Written 5 February 2024
  • Jollierodger
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    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
    The most wonderful experience , I cannot recommend this place highly enough. The guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable. A very moving and thought provoking experience.
    Written 17 January 2024
  • jblb11
    0 contributions
    A very informative visit
    We visited the centre on a very cold day in January. We decided to take an included tour of the site and would definitely recommend it. Andrew our guide was brilliant, he managed to be informative and amusing and left us to deal with the emotional side of the visit. Our tour overran so after a visit to the cafe we didn’t have time to visit the attractions inside the centre.Fortunately we bought an annual pass for the same price as a day ticket so we will be able to visit again later in the year to finish off our day out. We now understand more fully the work and sacrifice of bomber command..Take the tour it’s well worth it..
    Written 16 January 2024
  • BRM34
    0 contributions
    Go to East Kirby it’s miles better
    There are some great museums dedicated to bomber command close to this location that are miles better. This is a bleak old spot with no heritage. Go to east Kirby if you want to feel close to the souls of our country’s greatest sons. This is a big waste of money. Horrible place.
    Written 10 January 2024
  • AlexTheJock
    0 contributions
    Very moving experience
    My wife and I visited the IBCC and overall it was a lovely experience. We found the place quite easily using the postcode in our SatNav, and there was plenty of parking when we arrived which you have to pay £3 for when you get to Reception. The cost of the ticket to visit the all parts of the site was £9.50 as we are seniors which is quite reasonable. Before we walked around the site proper we decided to have lunch in the Hub café. We opted to have a proper roast lunch which was a tad dear – it cost £34.75 for two roast lunches and two teas, which at first we thought wasn’t too bad, but when they arrived we changed our mind due to the size of portion. The meal was warm and well cooked, but we don’t really consider that we got value for money. After lunch we went outside and walked around the gardens and memorial, which was quite moving. We then went inside to visit the Chadwick Centre. This was fascinating with lots of photos, videos and displays, but some of the interactive devices were not working which I always find a bit exasperating when I’ve paid for an experience but it isn’t fully working. Saying that it was still a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours reflecting on those that gave their lives for the protection of our great country.
    Written 10 January 2024
  • cy d
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    Fantastic tribute!
    A fantastic and thought provoking place and a fantastic tribute to those who gave their all in service with bomber command. Parking and access is excellent and the grounds are really well kept. The spire is something else to look at and the panels and tributes to the dam busters is beautiful. The staff were excellent and friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The visitor centre has an exhibition that we didn’t visit due to time constraints however we will visit again. Loved the lime trees representing past stations of the era, you can tell soo much thought has gone into this place. Had the honour of laying a poppy for a friend whose relatives name is listed on a panel. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them!
    Written 2 January 2024
  • majorcajoe
    0 contributions
    A perfect Christmas Lunch.
    My Wife and I have just returned from our Christmas lunch at the Bomber Command café. It was an exceptional experience, the staff were genuinely friendly and willing to make our visit special. The lunch was just perfect and at a reasonable price. We will certainly return again. Thank you all and Merry Christmas from Maggy and Trevor.
    Written 17 December 2023
  • P3110QZemmac
    0 contributions
    Great Experience
    Had an amazing time and learnt so much. It’s suitable for all ages and as a 20 year old uni student, it was an amazing day out
    Written 12 December 2023
  • Patricia M
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    We will remember
    A memorable experience with super volunteer guides who bring the story to life. A nice end to our remembrance week. Starting at Alrewas near our home where we planted a cross for family members and ending here on a mini break. The wad sandwich in the cafe is enormous
    Written 19 November 2023
  • Steranger
    0 contributions
    Very good experience
    Very well thought out experience. Fine details on memorials such as gardens for each continent, trees planted as a map of airfields and the spire having certain specifications of the Lancaster. Staff really helpful and friendly. Steve was my tour guide and was very knowledgable and likeable. Provided lots of interesting facts new to me. Overall a really enjoyable visit. Caught the 31 bus from Lincoln there and back. Limited service but on time and easy to use.
    Written 10 November 2023
  • AntoWoods1967
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    Needs a few tweaks
    Last night we attended a black tie function at the IBCC, the staff had clearly made an effort in the way the room was set up and seating arrangements left enough room for people to move around. The food was of a good standard but the speed of service was very slow, by the time we got our course at least half the tables had finished and staff clearly looked rushed. But all in all the dining experience was a good 7/10 Sadly the same can’t be said for the bar, there is no offer of draught beer ( For a function of 120 people, surly it’s a must ) Only one person could use the till and his three assistants had one bottle opener between them. We waited 20 minutes to be served over priced warm beer. If this venue wants to attract events like the one we attended, they need to reassess the way drinks are sold as it was the only thing that let them down. My wife had to use a wheelchair as she has a foot injury and the walk back to the hotel opposite the venue was very difficult to navigate as it’s plastic filled with gravel, a concrete footpath to the side would be a great advantage to disabled patrons. We went back the next day to look at the exhibitions and thoroughly enjoyed the offerings, an enjoyable experience from start to finish. The staff were very helpful and were happy to share their knowledge. The cafe ( Bar from the night before) was a little expensive but had a wide variety on offer and seemed to be very busy. All in all a good experience that just need a couple of tweaks.
    Written 5 November 2023
  • TedC795
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    "An experience the whole family can learn from"
    Recently while on a short holiday to Lincoln we visited the International Bomber Command Centre. It was an experience that the whole family can learn so much from about the great sacrifices made by so many people for the freedom of Britain and the free world. We went on a tour of the centre and our guide was a very friendly Scottish guy. He was excellent as he really went out of his way to make our whole experience very informative and truly memorable. What makes this centre different to so many about the second world war, is it tells the story of the people involved and what they went through. The centre consists of both an indoor complex and outdoor spire/memorial walls plus peace gardens. Firstly the indoor complex consists of two levels, ground level and a top floor above. There are three exhibition galleries with extensive displays. This includes a large screen movie to show footage from the time period and what life was really like both from the pilots and the public point of view during the booming. The spirit of the era and although the suffering and loss of life was very high, how people battled through to keep their freedom. You can also sample what it was like to be a member of the operational/ aircrew with a immersive and interactive experience. If you are trying to trace a family member there is a digital database with full archive. This was especially useful to us as we were trying to trace my wife's uncle who was a aircraft rear gunner and died during a campaign. Here again our tour guide was excellent as he accessed their database and provided us with some really useful info. Secondly the outdoors consists of the memorial spire and walls. The walls have the names of all the personnel who sadly lost their lives. On speaking to our tour guide the one thing that stood out for us was how young the aircraft crew were who died, with the average age been just twenty years old. Once again through the help of our excellent tour guide we actually traced the uncle who lost his life during a campaign. There are also memorial stones to the personnel and their squadrons. The peace gardens are both extensive and interesting with highly unusual statues and a reproduction built bunker showing what the living conditions were like for the public during the blitz. Finally there is a very nice café area where you can have any thing from a cuppa through to a full meal with a wide variety of choice. Likewise although we didn't sample it there is lots for children to do including dressing up, craft activities, etc As I said earlier both the whole experience and our tour guide were excellent. What's especially great is that many of the people doing the tours and support roles are volunteers giving their time and skills for free to help. The centre is not government funded but survives on donations and self sufficiency. So any money you do spend will help to maintain the centre for now and the future. Enjoy yourselves, it's a truly excellent historical experience having won "Visit England" awards for excellence in both 2023 and gold award in 2020.
    Written 1 November 2023
  • lorac2009
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    Visit
    There are many words which can be used to describe those that served and lived through WW2. This is a fitting memorial to all who were involved either in combat or as civilians. An excellent memorial and chronicle of events. Friendly welcoming staff and an excellent exhibition.
    Written 25 October 2023
  • DocDavid
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    Educational and deeply moving
    IBCC is a complete revelation. It balances memorialisation with telling the story of Bomber Command and its broader context within WW2. The memorial part of the IBCC is outdoors within the beautiful and creatively-designed grounds, whilst the story of BC is within the imaginatively curated galleries of the visitors centre. Whilst all is fair in love and war, that story doesn’t shy away from the ethical arguments surrounding the allied bombing of German cities, and whilst it's up to the visitor to arrive at their own accommodation with this, the facts are sensitively and contextually presented. Above and beyond this, the total bravery of the BC servicemen and women, above ground and on the ground, shines through. It’s all rather humbling. We took advantage of an inspirational guided tour, courtesy of one of the fabulous volunteers, Andrew. We also availed ourselves of the delicious fare in the café. We spent almost five hours at the IBCC (I suggest you need an absolute minimum of two), money well spent and put towards a worthy cause.
    Written 23 October 2023
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Happytripper
Barrow-in-Furness, UK250 contributions
This museum is a fantastic, wonderful tribute to the men and women who fought for us, and it's a great source of information that will rightly be passed down to future generations. The gardens are kept beautifully and the price paid is fair and justified .
Our problem was on the web site it states you are only allowed a certain number of people in at one time due to covid. Absolutely right . So we pre booked , got there at our time slot to be told we couldn't get into the exhibition and no tours available . So what did we pay for ? You can get into the grounds for free, it's the exhibition you pay for Turns out people were just walking in and paying adhoc and got into the exhibition as and when , making a mockery of pre book . We were told we could get into exhibition at 2.30 ( waiting 2 hours) then same lady said , you just need to stand and wait. Another told us to go for a cuppa as there were people waiting ( around shop.) When we returned we were at the back of the queue again . Absolute shambles .
Yes this is staffed by volunteers, but there has to be some direction as it really marred our visit. In comparison to what these brave men and women did in the war , ...well there is no comparison..... But unless highlighted this won't be addressed . And that's what trip advisor is about .

Written 18 August 2020
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Dear Happy Camper Glasgow I can only apologise for the experience you had on your visit. As you will have seen from other reviews, this is not the standard of customer service we normally offer. Unfortunately, whilst everyone is trying to get used to the new normal, we have had issues trying to get people to book online and so at the moment are struggling to accommodate the guests who arrive with no booking. On normal days, this would be less of an issue as the gardens absorb much of the additional footfall. However, I understand that on the day of your visit the weather was quite poor and as a result people headed into the Centre for shelter, causing a log jam. This is no excuse for having been made to wait so long to have your ticket honoured, but might perhaps explain some of the issues. I am grateful for your bringing it to my attention and you have my word that the systems will be tightened and additional training provided to the team, to cope with these situations. Once again please accept my apologies. Kind regards Nicky
Written 21 August 2020
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GTSSurrey
Bisley, UK1,006 contributions
Oct 2020
Our visit to the IBCC was on a cold and windy October afternoon but the welcome from the staff could not have been warmer. The outside area with the memorial tablets alongside the walkway, towering "wings" centre piece and the long and seemingl never ending list of the 55000 people who lost their lives across Bomber Command in WW2 was both immence and impactful. The view across the the Cathederal and wider city was delightful too. Back inside there was much to hear, read and watch across the hugely well thoughout and professionally put together discovery areas across two floors. The mix of film, interactive displays and written materials really helped bring to life the horrors of this period of history. I don't think anyone could not be moved by the experience of their visit and appreciation of what those on both sides of the conflict went through. The IBCC has a well priced and bright cafe, plenty of parking and lots f space to wander around and take the time to think and remember those that this Cetre is dedicated to. Highly recommended and I am sur that we will be back.
Written 29 October 2020
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Dear GTSS Thank you so much for taking the time to submit such a thorough and positive review. I am delighted to hear that you had such a good visit, despite the weather and hope to be able to welcome you back in slightly warmer and sunnier conditions. Kind regards Nicky
Written 30 October 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,628 contributions
Aug 2022
This centre honours the men and women of all nationalities who served with the International Bomber Command in the Second World War. Although the memorials and parts of the centre are free, much of the IBCC hosts a paid exhibition which I also visited. Also free is a guided tour of the centre and memorial, which I highly recommend as there's lots of interesting historical background to bomber command.

The paid exhibition is exceptional. There's historical footage, videos by actors taking the role of bomber command personnel. It really gives a sense who what it was like for the bomb crews, technicians, controllers etc. The exhibition also does the same for the other side from the perspective of the Axis including civilians, which I thought was very balanced.

There’s a car park which is not free. The IBCC is in the middle of nowhere. Having to pay for the exhibition and the parking was an annoyance. That’s the only negative.
Written 4 September 2022
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Dear macedonboy Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the IBCC. I'm glad you were able to take in the whole experience of the site. The IBCC relies on donations to ensure the future of centre. Charging for parking and entry into the exhibition helps to maintain free visitor access to the Memorial Spire and Gardens. We also provide state of the art technology in our exhibition area to allow visitors to completely absorb the experience of Bomber Command. Best wishes
Written 7 September 2022
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BerylVB
Greater London, UK17 contributions
My daughter and two friends joined me to visit the IBCC memorial when we were in Lincoln recently. I lost my uncle, who was in the RAF, during the Second World War. His Avro Manchester plane was shot down over the sea on his first bombing raid and as his body was never recovered he does not have a grave. This makes this memorial all the more poignant with his name being one of almost 50,000 engraved on the walls of remembrance here relating to all loses of all nationalities who were either in or connected to Bomber Command.
The site is well situated giving views over the local area and towards Lincoln Cathedral and has a good atmosphere for quiet reflection and remembrance. We were fortunate to have an exceptional guide (Steve Baldwin) who imparted his extensive knowledge to us and explained the siting of each part of memorial and the reasons behind the positions including the gardens and trees. He did not rush us and was happy to answer questions, even specifics relating to my uncle, even producing a poppy for my to place in the space by my uncle’s name.
It was an emotional but uplifting experience to know those that gave the ultimate sacrifice have not been forgotten.
Apart from a small car parking fee, entrance to the main site is free albeit a charge is made for the special exhibition if one wants to visit that (which we did not). There is an excellent cafe/restaurant on site for refreshments and good washroom facilities too. The shop also stocks a good range of appropriate memorabilia and souvenirs.
I would highly recommend visiting this Memorial especially if you know of someone in or connected to Bomber Command who died in the war or are interested in this part of our history.
Written 12 September 2022
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Dear Beryl Thank you for taking the time to submit that wonderful review. I have passed a copy onto Steve, who is delighted he was able to make your visit so special. Also happy that you were able to honour your Uncle with a poppy, it is always such an emotional moment. I hope that for your next visit we can tempt you into the exhibition where you will be able to hear stories from the veterans and learn what service might have been like for your uncle. Best wishes Nicky
Written 19 October 2022
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Pete C
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Oct 2021
The whole experience was moving and educational .The staff made the whole thing come to life . The guide relayed the story of bomber command with such passion that I almost felt he had there been there (much to young only 66 ish and from York) still. I would definitely visit again. You can't expect everything for FREE , happy to pay and donate it's only money they gave their lives
Written 17 October 2021
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Dear 13842MMpetec Thank you for your fantastic review of the International Bomber Command Centre. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. All our guides are very passionate about the project and enjoy imparting their own stories. It is worth a second visit to hear more stories from another guide. All monies go towards the upkeep of the centre and we are always very grateful for donations. We look forward to welcoming you again to the centre. Best wishes
Written 1 November 2021
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jenni08_13
Newark-on-Trent, UK190 contributions
May 2021
Visiting the Int'l Bomber Command Centre for the first time as their guests after having contributed to their CrowdFunding appeal during Covid. We were promised a tour and afternoon tea but as we had never visited before we didn't know what a great experience was ahead of us. Alan gave us a 45 minute tour inside and outside (in a howling sideways sleet gale, we were sheltered when necessary) and a tour of the shop area. We then had our afternoon tea which would have been enough for 4 people. We got a take away "rations box" for the cakes, pastries and sandwiches/salads we couldn't finish). Then we visited the ground floor of the exhibition centre which is really a huge sensory experience of wartime bombing information and had a lovely chat with Nicky, one of the managers, until it was time to go. Weather being what it was we will go back soon to see more of the outdoor memorials, the gardens, the Spire itself and many other sculptures, exhibits and the Dig For Britain garden that it was just too blizzardy to visit today. We also have to see the first floor exhibition space and the digitised records centre. Highly recommended.
Written 20 May 2021
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Dear Jenni It was so lovely to be able to welcome you to the Centre. I am delighted to hear that you were so impressed by everything. I very much hope that next time we see you both, the weather will have improved hugely! Thank you for posting this review and giving us a glowing recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes Nicky
Written 27 May 2021
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Barbara G
United Kingdom79 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
We visited here before 2 years ago. We enjoyed it then but even more so now.
Everything was cleaned regularly in the exhibition including hand sets and all door handles. The toilets were spotless. Social distancing was easy due to the organisation of the building. Everything was clearly marked.
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We had a cup of tea and there’s was a good selection of good quality cakes etc at very reasonable prices
Very thought provoking and interesting. Well worth a visit. We shall certainly go again.
Written 1 August 2020
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Dear Barbara Thank you for taking the time to submit that lovely review. I am delighted to hear that your second visit was even more enjoyable and that all the work we have done to protect out visitors from COVID worked for you. We hope to see you again soon. best wishes Nicky
Written 21 August 2020
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jubar69
Sleaford, UK13 contributions
We live fairly local to this centre and pass it on many occasions but decided to visit during our week off work. It did not disappoint. The centre and staff are exceptional. Our tour guide Janis was very knowledgeable and professional, her attention to detail was outstanding, there was so much I didn’t know about bomber command. The lady on reception to welcome us on arriving, again very professional and went through every detail of our visit. If anyone is visiting during COVID restrictions this is a very COVID safe attraction but also friendly staff. The restaurant was well stocked and the staff friendly, again the attention to detail outstanding in this area - food and drinks well presented. Would definitely recommend this attraction and will be bringing family to visit in the near future.
Written 13 October 2020
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Dear Jubar I am delighted to hear we were able to finally welcome you to the Centre and that you were impressed by all you saw, whilst there. I will pass on your comments to the team and especially Janis, who will be very happy. We look forward to meeting the family soon. best wishes Nicky
Written 14 October 2020
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Owdman
Standish, UK505 contributions
Jul 2021
Access to the Spire, the café and gift shop is free, though there is a charge for parking. Access to the Chadwick Centre exhibition room is extra and payable at the desk in the centre. The pathway to the Spire has dedications to individuals and sometimes whole crews and they make moving and sobering viewing as you approach the Spire which towers over the site. The metal plates bearing the names of those who died in the service of Bomber Command give an insight into not only how many young men died, but also how many different nations were represented.
The Chadwick Centre displays I thought, as is the case with many museums today too, have an emphasis on audio visual content at the expense of detailed information. The short films were informative, though the audio visual presentations in the main room often clashed with the soundtrack. The huge wall display showing the bombing raids across Europe was fascinating, but overall I felt that this was style over substance. Perhaps I needed to be 60 years younger.
Written 10 July 2021
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Hi Owdman Thank you for taking the time to review the International Bomber Command Centre and thank you for your comments which have been duly noted. Best wishes
Written 3 September 2021
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James Hill
Stourbridge, UK11 contributions
Visited with my Uncle on his 85th birthday to pay respect to his Uncle, P/O Sidney Martin, who died with his crew, 166 squadron, during WWII.

IBCC is a most fitting tribute to the men and women who lost their lives (some 58000 souls) in support of Bomber Command and their role in stopping Nazi Germany; not just honouring the pilots and crew, but ground staff, engineers, radio operators etc.

The Spire is quite stunning, the peace garden allows for a moment of reflection and seeing the names in person is gives you a real pause.

The tour was educational with the guide giving touch and funny anecdotes making it more personal.

The exhibitions are moving, we’ll thought out and offer proper insight as to what the times were like. The gift shop and cafe are exactly what you’d expect; the cake in particular was very nice.

This is well worth a it to learn about some of the forgotten heroes of WWII. Remember this is a charity and they are struggling like everyone else, to keep their heads above water. If you get chance, please visit and donate either online or as part of your visit.
Written 10 August 2020
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Hi Thank you for that wonderful review. I am so pleased that you feel we have honoured your ancestor and the other brave men and women who gave their lives. The Chef will be delighted to hear your thoughts on the cake! Thank you to for your call for support, much needed and appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon Nicky
Written 11 August 2020
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