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Visitor information and COVID 19 safety

Visitor information and COVID 19 safety

The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is based on several acres of the old airfield of RAF East Kirkby.  By the very nature of the site there is a lot of open space outside and the main hangar is a spacious building with great air flow enabling us to open the Centre safely and with a friendly environment.

Visitor Numbers

Our site capacity requires you to buy a ticket and book your day before you attend, the tickets can be booked HERE

Any members of the Just Jane Supporters Association should contact the Centre by email or phone to reserve their visit.


Car Parking

Our car park is free and we have a large car park for the permitted numbers on site during this period.  There is no booking required for the car park, just park up and make your way to the entrance.


How are we protecting you around the site?

Hand cleaning facilities

We have several hand sanitising stations around the site.  While on site we would encourage you to wash and sanitise your hands at all given opportunities both for your safety and others around you.


The NAAFI including the Cafe and Shop have changed in layout to conform with the current social distancing guidelines.
Our shop now has a one-way system and the Cafe seating is spaced to allow for social distancing.   Our site has blue and white or yellow markings denoting any distancing or one-way systems.
We have sneeze screens at our customer/staff interaction points and we encourage face coverings for those who can wear them.

We have the facility take card payments at all of our tills so we would request that you use contactless card payments as much as possible.

We do have catering facilities open offering hot and cold drinks and pre-packaged food to allow you to eat anywhere outside on the site or in our Cafe.  When you purchase a ticket we ask you to let us know if you will be planning to eat at our Cafe.


The hangar is a large area but there is a One-way system in force and it is marked on the floor and with signs.
The Canberra cockpit is unfortunately closed and the Squadron Books are no longer available to be flicked through.

Billet Hut and Briefing hut

These will be open but due to their size we will be a restricting access to one household at a time.

Home Front

There will be a one-way system, please take care when using the stairs.

Memorial Chapel

There will be a one-way system

Control Tower

The Control Tower is open on the bottom level but will unfortunately be closed on the top level due to the narrow stairs.

Escape museum

There will be a one-way system with entry through the main door and exit through the emergency door.

Radio room

The Radio Room will unfortunately be closed

Heinkel/training building

There will be a one-way system in place as normal

Hampden/Early Bombers

There will be a one-way system in place as normal for this new building, entry through the back and exit through the front to then access the Wellington shed

Wellington shed

The double doors will be open and a circular one-way system.


All of the toilet blocks will remain open with social distancing in force and regular cleaning.  We would ask you to wash or sanitise your hands before and after the use of the facilities.

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