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Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum

Heath Farm | North Rauceby, Sleaford NG34 8QR, England
+44 1529 488490
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Lovely Attraction - Recommended!

I visited the aviation centre with my 13 year old son. I was raised nearby so used to see and hear... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RateMySausage
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Unexpected treat

Had seen the signs off the A17 but had never been. Museum is in a small building on a farm. Inside... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Andrew R
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Royal Air Force College Cranwell (the first Military Air Academy in the world) is probably the most famous landmark in Royal Air Force (RAF) history. The Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre portrays the fascinating story of this historic establishment from its early days as a Royal Naval Air Service base to the current day. Discover the history of the RAF Cranwell/RAF College Cranwell through artefacts, story boards, displays and exhibits. Try your hand on our interactive exhibits including a flight simulator where you can attempt to land a Jet Provost on the runway at RAF Cranwell before your fuel runs out!
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Heath Farm | North Rauceby, Sleaford NG34 8QR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the aviation centre with my 13 year old son. I was raised nearby so used to see and hear the Jet Provost aircraft all the time back in the day, so was looking forward to finding out a little more about them. This...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Had seen the signs off the A17 but had never been. Museum is in a small building on a farm. Inside was small but nicely laid out with many hands on exhibits. Currently there’s a temporary exhibition about airships at Cranwell and surrounding areas. All...More

Thank Andrew R
North Kesteven D, Tourism & Marketing Assistant at Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit. Our staff work hard and are enthusiastic about the history of Cranwell and aviation in the area so it is pleasing to hear they are inspiring others to spread...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Enough here for an hours visit with special things for kids to do. Nice café, very friendly staff and a C&C site right outside the door!

Thank Jiggles2017
North Kesteven D, Tourism & Marketing Assistant at Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 17 September 2017

We picked up a flyer in Stamford advertising an exhibition about Women in Aviation. Wow that sounds great. It was just some boards with info that you can read online.(Over hyped advertising I would suggest). The best bit was the really lovely and enthusiastic volunteer....More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This a small museum but packed with interesting exhibits. At the time of our visit there was a special exhibition on early women aviators. Lots of hands-on items too, including a landing simulator. I managed to land in a field! Free entry too!

Thank Biddy J
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I took my 2 grandchildren aged 12 and 11 and both were fascinated by the exhibits There are some really interesting things relating to the war ranging from the planes to personal letters from men on active duty to they're loved ones ! And of...More

Thank auctioneerjim
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Lots of interactive exhibits. Perfect for a family outing and interesting for adults as well. Small and well cared for by knowledgeable friendly staff. Definitely to go on the list of things to do especially if you have children with you and it's a dull...More

Thank Namshan
North Kesteven D, Tourism & Marketing Assistant at Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you for your kind comments! We're pleased you enjoyed your visit. You might want to join us for our summer fun event this Sunday where there will be lots of fun activities as well as RAF Vintage Fire Engines!

Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a great little museum for those interested in aviation. It is also interesting and small enough that even if you are not particularly enthusiastic about aviation there is enough to hold attention. The museum is free and there is a small drinks/ice cream...More

Thank Karen F
North Kesteven D, Tourism & Marketing Assistant at Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

We went after a recommendation from a friend, so pleased we did, lovely little museum for RAF Cranwell, very interesting and loads to see for a small venue. The volunteers are so knowledgeable and friendly, don't miss the real Jet Provist onsite, it's out the...More

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North Kesteven D, Tourism & Makreting Assistant at Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Great small museum with interactive items. Loads of history about Cranwell and also women at war. Very knowledgeable volunteers. Well stocked shop. Also refreshments if required. Easy to park just off A17. Recommend.

Thank Sheila M
North Kesteven D, Tourism & Marketing Assistant at Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we're pleased you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Kirsten169
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Response from North Kesteven D | Property representative |
Dear Kirsten Apologies it has taken a little while to get back to you. Unfortunately we only allow guide dogs into the centre due to the sensitive nature of some of the artefacts. If you have any further enquiries please... More
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