International Bomber Command Centre

International Bomber Command Centre

International Bomber Command Centre
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Military MuseumsPoints of Interest & Landmarks
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The multi-award winning IBCC opened to the public for the first time in the 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 of 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.
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Brian C
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
Absolutely superb, very informative and educational, a must do if you’re in Lincolnshire, we will go again as 3 hours wasn’t enough time to do it justice.
Written 26 November 2023
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Stephen P
Lowestoft, UK34 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Thought provoking place. To think all these people lost their lives. What a stupid waste of all these mostly young men, The youngest being just 14 years old. Long overdue site to remember what they all did for their country. Well worth a visit and well done to all the staff who are passionate about the role they play in running this wonderful memorial.
Written 24 November 2023
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Claire A
High Ongar, UK47 contributions
Our visit was very informative and loved the immersive exhibitions. Our guide was great and answered all our question .
Written 20 November 2023
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Dear 110clairea Thank you for writing a review I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit to the International Bomber Command Centre. Best wishes
Written 7 December 2023
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Patricia M
Walsall, UK211 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
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
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Dear Patricia M Thank you for your review of the IBCC. I'm glad your visit brought a fitting end to your remembrance week. Best wishes
Written 7 December 2023
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John B
Cambridgeshire, UK823 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
A great surprise. I went with a group and did not know quite what to expect. At the entrance the visitor is met by a sculpture of a Lancaster bomber, dropping sacks of food, not bombs. Who knew! Waving up at them are Dutch citizens thankful for being fed.
The museum celebrates the men and women who valiantly gave their lives to defending our way of life, not only fighting Fascism, but transporting food and hope. There s a very moving film in the main hall showing the bombs falling across Europe during the Second World War, but there is not a real bomb to be seen. The museum does not glorify destruction, rather it celebrates bravery, tenacity and remembrance. The museum is a lively place with great interactive displays, films and exhibits, a cafe and shop, and the most enthusiastic guides who love sharing their knowledge. Outside a path leads to a huge monument modelled an Avro Lancaster's wingspan and surrounded by a wall featuring all the names of those who fell while in Bomber Command. From the purposeful gardens one looks across from the sculptures of fallen heroes to Lincoln cathedral on the skyline.
The staff were most welcoming and I enjoyed every moment of my visit.
Written 13 November 2023
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Dear 978JohnB Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the International Bomber Command Centre. I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit and it exceeded your expectations. Best wishes
Written 7 December 2023
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Steranger
Stoke-on-Trent, UK41 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
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 11 November 2023
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Dear Steranger Thank you so much for your review and comments. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the IBCC and were able to take advantage of the bus route. Best wishes
Written 13 November 2023
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Jane K
Swaffham, UK63 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
One of the best museums/memorials I've been to. Fantastic guided tour with Paul. Very humbling to see all the names of those who died. The museum inside is excellent.
Written 10 November 2023
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Dear 708janek Wow! Thank you for your feedback. I'm pleased you were impressed with the IBCC memorial centre. Best wishes
Written 13 November 2023
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AntoWoods1967
Lincoln, UK10 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
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
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Louise S
Melton Mowbray, UK127 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
What a wonderful visit. An outstanding experience. An amazing setting with views of Lincoln Cathedral and everything so tastefully and thoughtfully done. Our guide was superb - everything we needed to know about Bomber Command And then to top it off a really scrumptious roast lunch in the Cafe. I’d recommend it to everyone. .
Written 5 November 2023
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Dear louises780 Thank you for your review of the IBCC. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the centre and were able to enjoy a Sunday roast as well. Best wishes
Written 9 November 2023
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Geoffrey H
Sollebrunn, Sweden38 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Very modern and politically correct information. Even though I'm a history buff I still learnt a few things. A balanced view was offered to the results of the bombings.
Written 3 November 2023
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Dear GeoffreyH654 Thank you for taking the time to write a review - I'm glad we were able to expand your knowledge on a few things. Best wishes
Written 9 November 2023
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