Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre

Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, Tattershall: Hours, Address, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre Reviews: 5/5

Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
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Military Museums • Visitor Centres • History Museums
Sunday
13:00 - 17:00
About
Open Sundays 1-5pm Easter to October. Bank Holidays 1-5pm. Wednesdays July & August 1-5pm. The centre was formerly part of No.1 Communal Site, RAF Woodhall Spa, and was Built in 1940 with a planned life span of only 10 years!. The site included the Officers and Sergeants Messes, Airmen's Dining Halls and the NAAFI building, together with Ration Store, Latrines and Ablution Block. Only the Airmen's Dining Halls, the NAAFI, Ablution Block and Ration Store are within the Centre's boundary The Thorpe Camp Preservation Group established the Visitor Centre in 1988 to commemorate those Airmen who flew from the airfield in World War II. 97, 619, 617 (Dambusters) and 627 Squadrons were based at RAF Woodhall Spa.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Helen S
1 contribution
Excellent experience.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Definitely well worth a visit. The volunteer staff were very friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable about all treasures on display. The out side area and buildings were full of a fascinating collection of photos, displays and personal stories of the very brave men and women who served, fought and died from the airfield and the area beyond. We particularly enjoyed the displays relating to 617 Sqn Dambusters and to the Market Garden operation who trained in the local area. All this was topped off with a magnificent piece of homemade cake and a cuppa. We will certainly return for another visit.
Written 20 September 2021
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Tonycoates2003
1 contribution
Well worth a visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
The tranquil almost village fete setting. Lovely afternoon, lots of interesting areas to see, very friendly knowledgeable volunteer staff.
Written 6 September 2021
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Jo D
2 contributions
Amazing museum - a credit to the volunteers
Sep 2021 • Friends
A hidden jem in Lincolnshire - stumbled across this as we rode past, called in as it was open and ended up spending a couple of hours in the various exhibits.

A lot of time & attention has gone into this volunteer run museum, based at the old RAF Woodthorpe. A real credit to those involved.

Had a drink & cake in the cafe, very well priced & delicious cake!

We’ll be back again as we didn’t finish it all and at £5 per adult is very well priced.

Just a stones throw from RAF Coningsby & we were treated to the Dakota flying too.

Well done to all involved at Thorpe Camp
Written 5 September 2021
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JulieFennellTimson
Rothwell, UK183 contributions
Afternoon visit
Jul 2021 • Couples
Very reasonably priced. Wheelchair friendly throughout. In out one way system for covid. Friendly, very helpful staff.
Written 1 September 2021
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Kayarejay
Ripon, UK100 contributions
Treasured history
Aug 2021 • Couples
We were welcomed by 2 gentlemen in uniform who were very helpful. The original camp buildings are packed with artefacts, information and peoples stories linked in so many ways with the history of the site. Topped off with a decent cuppa and a cracking piece of Victoria sponge (homemade) we’re very glad we visited and will be back in the future.
Written 30 August 2021
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Hi Kayarejay Thank you for the 5 star review it is most appreciated I will pass your kind words onto all the volunteers Regards The Thorpe Camp Team
Written 31 August 2021
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tmvgh
Bridgwater, UK5 contributions
Great hidden Sunday afternoon experience
Aug 2021 • Couples
Wonderful afternoon out learning all about RAF presence in the area.
Wealth of artefacts and vintage museum style displays along with very helpful and knowledgable volunteer staff.
Tea room with home made cakes.
Fantastic charitable/ volunteer organisation.
Written 29 August 2021
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Hi Vacation13872382399 Thank you for the 5 star review it is most appreciated I will pass your kind words onto all the volunteers Regards The Thorpe Camp Team
Written 31 August 2021
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si4ndccc
Longfield, UK24 contributions
A piece of wartime history
Aug 2021 • Couples
The centre may only be open for 4 hours on a Sunday but it took nearly all that time to explore all the exhibits. Re-enactors added to the ambience. If you like the history of a Lincolnshire wartime airbase this is well worth a visit. The volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable. We will return.
Written 29 August 2021
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Hi si Thank you for the 5 star review it is most appreciated I will pass your kind words onto all the volunteers Regards The Thorpe Camp Team
Written 31 August 2021
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Hayley Lloyd
12 contributions
Wow! A must visit
Aug 2021 • Family
We were lucky enough to find Thorpe camp on a recent stay at Tattershall & what a find it was!
We had an amazing few hours here, the exhibits are so interesting but what really makes this place are the people.
They are so incredibly knowledgeable and passionate and made us feel so welcome whilst taking the time to share their knowledge.
I wholeheartedly recommend a visit to Thorpe Camp
Written 23 August 2021
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Hi Hayley Thank you for the 5 star review it is most appreciated I will pass your kind words onto all the volunteers Regards The Thorpe Camp Team
Written 31 August 2021
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Sean F
Clacton-on-Sea, UK116 contributions
Awesome
Aug 2021 • Friends
Awesome. Had an amazing afternoon. Run by volunteers who were both friendly and knowledgeable. My only regret is that I hadn’t found this sooner, I would have been a more regular visitor.
Written 22 August 2021
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Hi Sean Thank you for the 5 star review it is most appreciated I will pass your kind words onto all the volunteers Regards The Thorpe Camp Team
Written 31 August 2021
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BT3rd
Datchet, UK5,681 contributions
Local History well laid out.
Aug 2021 • Friends
This venue is only open at weekends and Wednesdays after 13:00. But it’s worth an afternoon stroll around to see the interesting historical items it has on the RAF. Plus the entrance fee will help keep this unique place open.
It’s not a museum as such, but portrays the local history of the importance of the WWII squadrons that few from the local air stations including 617 and 627 squadrons.
We had a very interesting walkabout.
Written 12 August 2021
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Hi BT3rd Thank you for the 5 star review it is most appreciated I will pass your kind words onto all the volunteers Regards The Thorpe Camp Team
Written 31 August 2021
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