International Bomber Command Centre

“Friendly and welcoming staff plus exceptional presentational standards” - VisitEngland Assessor


Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Our View

experiencing the interactive, immersive displays, exhibits and trails. Surrounded by 9 acres of Peace Gardens, hosting the Spire Memorial, and Walls of Names honouring all lives lost whilst serving or supporting Bomber Command. This is the only place in the world where all losses are commemorated. Entry to the IBCC Peace Gardens, Memorial Spire and Walls is free.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

Gold (Activity) accolade
Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
International Bomber Command Centre
Canwick Avenue, LINCOLN, Lincolnshire, LN4 2HQ


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: The Centre is AA rated and has accessible parking, lifts toilets and a Changing Places facility. Full guide here:
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: 9.30–5 Tuesday to Sunday (last entry to exhibition 4pm). Winter opening (15 November to 14 February) 9.30–4 (last entry to exhibition 3pm)

About the area

Discover Lincolnshire

Much of the fenland around the Wash has been drained of its marshes and reclaimed as highly productive farmland. Further north, the coastline, with its sandy beaches, has been developed to accommodate the holiday industry, with caravans, campsites and the usual seaside paraphernalia. The main resorts are Skegness, Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes and Ingoldmells. Inland, the chalky margin of the Lincolnshire Wolds offers an undulating landscape of hills and valleys, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Lincoln, the county town, is dominated by its magnificent cathedral. Most of interest in the city is in the uphill area, Steep Hill, ascending from the River Witham; the Bailgate spanned by the Newport Arch, and the Minster Yard with its medieval and Georgian architecture. Boston, on the banks of Witham, was England’s second biggest seaport in the 13th and 14th centuries, when the wool trade was at its height. There are market towns all over the county still holding weekly markets, including Barton-upon-Humber, Boston, Bourne, Brigg, Crowland, Gainsborough, Grantham, Great Grimsby, Holbeach, Horncastle, Long Sutton, Louth, Market Rasen, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Spalding (the centre of the flower industry), and the elegant Edwardian spa resort of Woodhall Spa.


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