RAF Ingham Heritage Centre
RAF Ingham Heritage Centre
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Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Polish Bomber Squadrons Centre at RAF Ingham is a globally unique project to remember and celebrate the remarkable lives of the men and women of the Polish Air Force Bomber Squadrons, who flew alongside the RAF during WW2; and to remember all those who worked and flew from RAF Ingham (Cammeringham)
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  • Linda D
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A first visit to the Polish Bomber Squadron museum.. many more to come!
    I attended the opening of this wonderful museum on 17th April. What a fantastic occasion, so well organised and thoughtful. We had welcoming speeches, not least from Geoff , with a spitfire flypast to emphasize just how important an occasion this was. I was moved to tears by the presence of the Polish Veteran 104 year old radio operator from Sq 305...in many ways he reminded me of my own father (Edmund Dolata Sq 300), another indominable Pole..small of stature but tough, a survivor. The museum itself was amazing, beautifully presented and really informative, giving full explanations of how the Polish bomber squadrons were formed, their role throughout the war, their importance in those dark days. Much is known about the bravery of the polish and Czechoslovakian Spitfire /fighter pilots, but little acknowledgement has been made of the bomber squadrons. The iconic Lancaster (and its forerunner Halifaxes and Wellingtons) is well known, particularly in association with the Dambusters (and also in memorial flights ). Now a beautiful model can be seen, made in such a way that the interior is exposed. (n.b.The Inn and Church with its wonderful stained glass window are nearby in Scampton village, so after seeing the Polish Bomber Squadron Museum, a whole day out (and possibly Newark Polish cemetery too) makes a day trip really worthwhile. Personally I was probably most interested in the terrible journey that the Polish Air forces had made from September 1939 to France and then England to bolster up the RAF, and soon form their own squadrons as the PAF. I had heard my own father's story, but it was amazing to read the same facts on the comprehensive display. Then there were artefacts, memories, stories of bravery, anecdotes, detail of the work of the various people to keep the planes in top condition, the roles of the men within each plane..all beautifully explained with accompanying photos . I obviously have a vested interest in the museum, but the friend who came with me was equally impressed. I would thoroughly recommend a visit to anyone in the area, and a full day visit to anyone from further afield. With beautiful Lincoln nearby, what more could you want.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 April 2024
  • elGster
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An enjoyable day out
    The buildings housing the Heritage Centre have all been renovated to a high standard by resourceful and enthusiastic volunteers ... with the help of contributions by local trades people. The exhibitions are detailed and imaginatively presented giving an overview of the important part played by Polish servicemen and women in Lincolnshire during WW2... many of whom went on to make their lives in the UK. As well as the 'bigger picture' there are individual stories, photographs and documents. So many fascinating stories. This is a 'must see' for anyone with an interest in Lincs airfields in WW2 ... and especially so for anyone with links with the young Polish men and women who made it to this country and joined the armed forces. Well done to all those involved in setting up this Heritage Centre. A twenty-first century example of dedication, teamwork and the ability to 'make things happen" which honours the memory of those young people who served at RAF Ingham and other bases.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 May 2024
  • Rach
    Lincoln, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous experience
    What an amazing place to visit. The staff were extremely polite and knowledgeable. Great place to learn the history of the local area and the influence Ingham had on the war effort. Great little cafe to finish of a fabulous experience
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 May 2024
  • lincolnlad2018
    Lincoln, United Kingdom10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Local couple visit to RAF Ingham Polish Heritage museum
    Very interesting exhibition. Fantastic information about the polish airmen and women during the war. Run by volunteers who are polite , professional and very helpful. Would be better if it was dog friendly. Would have taken family and friends if dogs were allowed into the exhibition.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 May 2024
  • S.x
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A little slice of history.
    Two years ago s part of a motorbike tour, I was fortunate enough to go to the site, well the volunteers have worked so hard, this is a fantastic historic site, the buildings and displays have been put together (or put back together) giving us an insight into life as it was there. True accounts and personal belongings. There is also a lovely little coffee shop. I will be going back.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 May 2024
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Karol B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
RAF Ingham is an amazing place, steeped in history. This former Royal Air Force station in Lincolnshire is a must-visit for Polish-British history enthusiasts. It's a journey back in time, filled with stories and echoes of the past.
Written 22 May 2024
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S.x
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Two years ago s part of a motorbike tour, I was fortunate enough to go to the site, well the volunteers have worked so hard, this is a fantastic historic site, the buildings and displays have been put together (or put back together) giving us an insight into life as it was there. True accounts and personal belongings.

There is also a lovely little coffee shop.

I will be going back.
Written 13 May 2024
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dusty
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Fantastic visit with enthusiastic welcoming guides. An ongoing project run by volunteers, it's really worth a visit. At times quite moving.
Written 13 May 2024
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lincolnlad2018
Lincoln, UK10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Very interesting exhibition. Fantastic information about the polish airmen and women during the war. Run by volunteers who are polite , professional and very helpful.
Would be better if it was dog friendly. Would have taken family and friends if dogs were allowed into the exhibition.
Written 12 May 2024
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Peter_12345642
Nottingham, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This a very impressive and interesting place. Done completely by voluteers. The exhibits are comprehensive, there is a small cinema, a mock-up of a life size Lancaster and a tea shop.

Well worth a visit.
Written 5 May 2024
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Rach
Lincoln, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
What an amazing place to visit. The staff were extremely polite and knowledgeable. Great place to learn the history of the local area and the influence Ingham had on the war effort. Great little cafe to finish of a fabulous experience
Written 5 May 2024
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elGster
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The buildings housing the Heritage Centre have all been renovated to a high standard by resourceful and enthusiastic volunteers ... with the help of contributions by local trades people.

The exhibitions are detailed and imaginatively presented giving an overview of the important part played by Polish servicemen and women in Lincolnshire during WW2... many of whom went on to make their lives in the UK.
As well as the 'bigger picture' there are individual stories, photographs and documents. So many fascinating stories.

This is a 'must see' for anyone with an interest in Lincs airfields in WW2 ... and especially so for anyone with links with the young Polish men and women who made it to this country and joined the armed forces.

Well done to all those involved in setting up this Heritage Centre.
A twenty-first century example of dedication, teamwork and the ability to 'make things happen" which honours the memory of those young people who served at RAF Ingham and other bases.
Written 2 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Linda D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I attended the opening of this wonderful museum on 17th April. What a fantastic occasion, so well organised and thoughtful. We had welcoming speeches, not least from Geoff , with a spitfire flypast to emphasize just how important an occasion this was. I was moved to tears by the presence of the Polish Veteran 104 year old radio operator from Sq 305...in many ways he reminded me of my own father (Edmund Dolata Sq 300), another indominable Pole..small of stature but tough, a survivor. The museum itself was amazing, beautifully presented and really informative, giving full explanations of how the Polish bomber squadrons were formed, their role throughout the war, their importance in those dark days. Much is known about the bravery of the polish and Czechoslovakian Spitfire /fighter pilots, but little acknowledgement has been made of the bomber squadrons. The
iconic Lancaster (and its forerunner Halifaxes and Wellingtons) is well known, particularly in association with the Dambusters (and also in memorial flights ). Now a beautiful model can be seen, made in such a way that the interior is exposed. (n.b.The Inn and Church with its wonderful stained glass window are nearby in Scampton village, so after seeing the Polish Bomber Squadron Museum, a whole day out (and possibly Newark Polish cemetery too) makes a day trip really worthwhile. Personally I was probably most interested in the terrible journey that the Polish Air forces had made from September 1939 to France and then England to bolster up the RAF, and soon form their own squadrons as the PAF. I had heard my own father's story, but it was amazing to read the same facts on the comprehensive display. Then there were artefacts, memories, stories of bravery, anecdotes, detail of the work of the various people to keep the planes in top condition, the roles of the men within each plane..all beautifully explained with accompanying photos . I obviously have a vested interest in the museum, but the friend who came with me was equally impressed. I would thoroughly recommend a visit to anyone in the area, and a full day visit to anyone from further afield. With beautiful Lincoln nearby, what more could you want.
Written 30 April 2024
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Ian H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The volunteers who have made this possible deserve all the recognition they get. They have done a great job in making this a fitting memorial to those who served at RAF Ingham. Whilst the main focus of the memorial is on the Polish Squadrons who served here there is also a section on RAF 199 Squadron in which my uncle served and special mention goes to Carol one of the volunteers who has researched and supported the inclusion of 199 Squadron in the exhibition. Well done Carol and all the other volunteers. The exhibition is both informative and moving.
Written 29 April 2024
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