Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre


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The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight operates a Lancaster, five Spitfires, two Hurricanes, two Chipmunks, and a Dakota. In 1986, under a unique arrangement between Lincolnshire County Council and the Royal Air Force, it became possible to view these historic aircraft at their base at RAF Coningsby. These aircraft are no museum pieces - they are all still flying and can be seen at a variety of air shows in the summer months. Since 1986, the Visitor Centre has welcomed over 300,000 people, all of whom have received a guided tour. Many others visit to view the permanent gallery and temporary exhibitions, or to make purchases in our excellent shop. Visitors, who take a guided tour, have the rare opportunity to visit the flight on its home territory, where you can watch technicians who have learnt skills all but lost, working on these magnificent aircraft.

Further information

Opening Hours:

The Visitor Centre is open Monday to Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm Access to the hangar is by guided tour only. Hangar tours are available from 10.30am and run throughout the day. Last tour 3.30pm March - October (3.00pm November - February). Normally closed Saturday/Sundays and Bank Holidays. Due to an annual formal function for the BBMF Volunteer Guides with the Station Commander of Royal Air Force Coningsby on Tuesday 27 January 2015, guided tours will not be available until 12 noon. Please note all the BBMF site will be closed on Friday 6 March 2015.

Charges:

Adults £6.50 Concessions £4.50 Family ticket £17.50 - The family ticket is available for groups consisting of 2 adults and up to 3 concessions (not just children) Under 5s free

Travel directions:

The Visitors Centre is located on the southern edge of Coningsby village, near the A153/A155 junction, around 14 miles north-east of Sleaford on Dogdyke Road, adjacent to Royal Air Force Coningsby. The address is RAF BBMF Visitors Centre, Dogdyke Road, Coningsby, LN4 4SY.

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets for disabled

Facilities information:

Manual wheelchair access only, due to Health and Safety Regulations. Electric wheelchairs are prohibited. A wheelchair is also available from the Visitor Centre.

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