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Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre

Tattershall LN4 4PE, England
+44 7581 351327
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A small but well presented museum that has numerous fascinating exhibits lies hidden away in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jako117
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Very pleasant surprise

I was advised to come and have a look at this place if I was into WW2 history. Sure enough I drove... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
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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 Airmens'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.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small but well presented museum that has numerous fascinating exhibits lies hidden away in Tattershall. Run entirely by volunteers and only usually open to the public on Sundays this museum is genuinely worth seeking out for a visit. We went to view its latest...More

Thank Jako117
ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Jako117 Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Regards The Thorpe Camp Team

Reviewed 22 October 2017

I was advised to come and have a look at this place if I was into WW2 history. Sure enough I drove past and realised where I was, it's the old Woodhall Spa airfield buildings. I never figured out why its called Thorpe Camp rather...More

Thank whatdoitypeinthisbit
ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi Thankyou very much for posting such a comprehensive review Regards The Thorpe Camp Team

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The centre looks quite small from the road but that it very deceiving. Visited with my wife and really didn’t allow enough time as there is so much to see. Very helpful staff and will for sure go back again to see the many things...More

Thank George P
ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hello George P Thanks for taking the time to post a review Perhaps we will see you again Regards The Thorpe Camp Team

Reviewed 5 October 2017

I went yesterday, as part of a group visit. Everyone at the camp were really pleasant and friendly. No set route as to what to see first etc. which is good for young children of every age group!!! The amount of aircraft models on display...More

Thank HeartyRob
ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi HeartyRob We are so glad you enjoyed your visit Thank you for taking the time to post a review Regards The Thorpe Camp Team

Reviewed 5 October 2017

What a beautiful place! The Camp is well laid out and brilliantly maintained. The displays and exhibitions are perfect for such a place, and the staff (all volunteers) were so helpful. Considering the site was derelict and overgrown in 1987, the work they have done...More

Thank David C
ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi David C you obviously enjoyed your visit Thank you for taking the time to post a review just a little point, you visited the Thorpe Camp Visitor Center not the yorhshire air museum. Best regards The Thorpe Camp Team

Reviewed 10 September 2017

We visited today and all three of us found it amazing. There was plenty to see and read and the volunteers around the centre were fantastic. We had been told before visiting that the vanilla crumble was the star of the coffee shop but when...More

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ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hello annsheppard2017 We a pleased you enjoyed your visit thank you for taking the time to post a review regards The Thorpe Camp Team

Reviewed 10 September 2017

A very varied collection of a mainly aviation related items especially relating to world war two. Still housed in the original WW2 buildings. A small souvenir shop and refreshments are all available. It is not limited just to the world war and more up to...More

Thank Geoff B
ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hello Geoff b Thank you for taking the time to post a review Regards The Thorpe Camp Team

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Visited on 10th of September and due to other engagement could have spent more time than the over two hours we did spend admiring and learning about the history ot the people who served at Woodhall. The exhibits were first class and all brought to...More

Thank J G
ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hello JG Unfortunately we can only open when our volunteer members have the time to spare. Thank you for enjoying our little slice of history Regards The Thorpe Camp Team

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Really enjoyed my visit here. Exceptional amount of items and exhibits. Lots of very interesting stories. I must admit I was pleasantly surprised by the visitor centre and would visit again. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Do not worry if it's raining as most...More

Thank UhtredRam
ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Hello Uhtredram Thank you for posting a review Hopefully we will see you again sometime. Regards The Thorpe Camp Team

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic hidden gem. We stumbled across this museum and we're very pleased we did! Being avid aviation fans we wondered round the various displays obsorbing the information provided and looking at the many objects and exhibits. Well worth a visit, approx 2 hours I'd say....the...More

Thank HartHarrier
ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Thank you Lee for taking the time to post a review Perhaps we will see you again in the future regards The Thorpe Camp Team

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