International Bomber Command Centre

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International Bomber Command Centre

International Bomber Command Centre
5
Military Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The award winning IBCC opened to the public for the first time on the 30th January 2018. The site includes the one of the UK's tallest War Memorials, The Spire, which stands out on Lincoln's skyline at 31.09m tall, the same height as the wingspan of a Lancaster Bomber. The Spire is surrounded by curved walls which carry the names of 57,871 men and women who gave their lives whilst in the service of Bomber Command during WW2. The Spire is set in 10 acres of landscaped peace gardens, one which represents Lincolnshire's contribution to the war and one that recognizes the involvement of 62 nations in Bomber Command. The Chadwick Centre provides all our visitor facilities and hosts three exhibition galleries covering our core themes of Recognition, Remembrance and Reconciliation. There is also an education suite and facilities for corporate hospitality. Children's trails and craft sessions available. The site is free to visit but tickets are needed to gain access to the Exhibition.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Daphne B
Lincoln, UK4 contributions
Wedding reception
May 2021 • Family
What an amazing experience! We had our wedding reception there last week. It was fantastic, the food and service was excellent, the venue was wonderful, so safe for young children as well. We cannot recommend it highly enough. Best place for many miles in our opinion
Written 3 May 2021
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Daphne The team were honoured to host your very special day! It is always such a privilege to share in memory making moments, so thank you for choosing the IBCC for your celebrations. Thank you too for the lovely review. We wish you all the best for the future. Nicky van der Drift
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Janet G
Lincoln, UK4 contributions
Civil partnership reception
May 2021 • Friends
I wanted to thank everyone at the centre for making our civil partnership reception so special given the COVID restrictions in place. Everyone had an amazing time and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. We couldn’t have asked for more. And the food was incredible, chef also made the celebration cake.
Written 3 May 2021
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Dear Janet Thank you so much for that lovely review. It was so lovely to be part of making your celebrations so special, particularly after several attempts! We wish you both all the happiness in the world. Best wishes Nicky van der Drift
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No20
Retford, UK13 contributions
Informative experience
Apr 2021
We had a great visit to the International Bomber Command Centre and even though the indoor exhibition wasn't open due to Covid, this did not detract from an informative visit. The volunteers were all friendly and helpful and our (free) guide was very knowledgeable and had some interesting stories to tell.
The cafe was fully open albeit only serving under cover outside and the fish finger sandwiches are to be recommended.
Great views over Lincoln and towards the cathedral - it was quite cool as you are high up, so dress appropriately
Written 30 April 2021
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Dear No20 Many thanks for that lovely review and we hope to be able to tempt you back once we are all fully open again (and when it is warmer!). Kind regards Nicky van der Drift
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Steve C
Beddgelert, UK6 contributions
Well worth a visit
Apr 2021 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit today. Very informative tour with guide Andy . Nice refreshments. Most important though , this is a fitting memorial to the 57,861 personnel who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Lest we forget.
Written 25 April 2021
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Dear LIstevec Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. It is really appreciated. Pleased to hear too that Andy gave you such a great tour, I will let him know. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Nicky van der Drift
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Jodie K
1 contribution
A great morning out
Apr 2021 • Couples
Great trip out today, the volunteers are friendly and full of knowledge. Lovely food and drink in the cafe too! Would highly recommend to all ages. The views over Lincoln are beautiful from the sites gardens.
Written 25 April 2021
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Hi Jodie Many thanks for that lovely review. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and the tempting treats in the Cafe. We hope to see you again once we are fully open again. best wishes Nicky van der Drift
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maxb1968
Burton upon Trent, UK143 contributions
International Bomber Command Centre - Poignant and interesting
Apr 2021 • Couples
This is our second visit to the International Bomber Command Centre. The site is a memorial to all members of RAF Bomber Command who have their lives during WWII. We had a guided tour with Andrew which was thoroughly enjoyable. Felt safe with Covid restrictions. The site affords breathtaking views over to Lincoln Cathedral. Also received great service from Caroline in the refreshment marquee.
Written 25 April 2021
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Dear Max Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. So pleased to hear that you were still impressed with the site and that our COVID plans helped you feel safe. I will pass on your comments to both Andrew and Caroline, they will be delighted. We look forward to seeing you for your third visit! Kind regards Nicky van der Drift
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helstravels
middlesbrough700 contributions
Impeccable service
Apr 2021
WE visited here with an interest in history and we were not disappointed. Our excellent guide provided us with a wealth of information even relevant to the area where we lived as he produced a story from the same. We could have listened to him all day . There are great view of the city and surrounding countryside.
There are good clean toilets and the café was open outside where friendly staff will serve you with delicious food
The volunteer are certainly what make it here and I wish you could bottle up their enthusiasm. Thank you for a very memorable visit.
Written 22 April 2021
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Dear Helstravels Thank you so much for that lovely review. The team will be delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. I hope we can tempt you back again when we can open the exhibition and the indoor café. Best wishes Nicky van der Drift
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Adrian Jones
1 contribution
A memorable experience.
Apr 2021
A great experience. From the wonderful monument, the gardens, the memory of all the names and the knowledgeable enthusiasm of the guides. Definitely worth a tour with the guides for their stories and information. Will not be our last visit.
Written 21 April 2021
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Dear Adrian Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review. I am delighted to hear you will be returning and look forward to welcoming you back when both the exhibition and Hub Café can reopen. Kind regards Nicky van der Drift
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Emma C
1 contribution
Amazing peaceful place
Apr 2021 • Family
Amazing place, so pleased to be able to visit, we felt very moved that we could come and remember all those who lost their lives and see our great uncle’s name. The staff are all fantastic and friendly who shared stories of heroic actions.
We visited the hub cafe with outdoor marquee seating for some yummy treats and all facilities were great.
Please come and visit this wonderful peaceful place, I know we will.
Written 18 April 2021
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Dear Emma Thank you for both supporting the Centre and for taking the time to write such a positive review. It is really appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes Nicky van der Drift
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Thomas W
Lincoln, UK17 contributions
Amazing place
Nov 2020
Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The food is fantastic and in keeping with the venue. Go for the history, stay for the food.
Written 21 November 2020
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