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A hidden gem

Wow. This place has something for all the family. The exhibits are interesting, but it's the staff... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
bruv789
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Spalding, United Kingdom
A moving experience

I visited Thorpe Camp because my uncle flew from there in a Lancaster in October 1942. I was most... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
janeofarrell
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Alford, United Kingdom
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Tattershall LN4 4PE, England
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

If, like me, your primary school was built in the 1930s then a visit here is like a return to those early years. Wartime low-level redbrick buildings predominate and are mostly painted in that deep green colour you used to see everywhere. Even the gift...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. This place has something for all the family. The exhibits are interesting, but it's the staff and volunteers that make the experience one not to miss. Friendly, knowledgeable and super child friendly. I want to go back and even my children ages 8-14 want...More

Thank bruv789
ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi bruv789 We are glad you enjoyed your visit Thank you for taking the time to post a review Regards The Thorpe Camp Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Thorpe Camp because my uncle flew from there in a Lancaster in October 1942. I was most impressed with the standard of care that has been taken to build a museum with a 'human touch' where there are exhibits to interest all, focussing...More

Thank janeofarrell
ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi janeofarrell Thank you for taking the time to post a review Glade you liked Thorpe Camp Regards The Thorpe Camp Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing place to visit, so much effort has gone into keeping the memories of yesteryear alive for the younger generations to learn about.

Thank Julie S
ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Julie S Thank you for taking the time to post a review Glade you liked Thorpe Camp Regards The Thorpe Camp Team

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

What a great place to visit love all the old world war history the place as to offer will be going again

Thank mrbarns
ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi mrbarns Thank you for taking the time to post a review Glade you liked Thorpe Camp Regards The Thorpe Camp Team

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Lovely little place with a nice little cafe well worth a visit although it's not really what my wife normally likes she did enjoy most off the exhibits ,always nice to see the amount of effort that goes into keeping the memories alive many thanks...More

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ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi gracecrosby73 Thank you for taking the time to post a review Glade you liked Thorpe Camp Regards The Thorpe Camp Team

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Such a wonderful and very informative attraction. I have never seen a Lightening up close so this was a delight for me as an Aircraft Engineer. It is a beautiful piece of British engineering. The exhibits were laid out and gave a fascinating insight to...More

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ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Hi David Thank you for taking the time to post a review Glade you liked Thorpe Camp Regards The Thorpe Camp Team

Reviewed 14 September 2018

We found out about this place as we were driving past but it was closed. Found out it was staffed by volunteers and open Sundays and bank holidays so we returned on Sunday. It is the former officers accommodation for Woodhall Spa WW11 airfield now...More

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ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Hi Lorri Thank you for taking the time to post a review Glade you liked Thorpe Camp Regards The Thorpe Camp Team

Reviewed 12 September 2018

A fascinating insight into the world of aviation of the past. You need a full day to take it all in. You can’t help getting emotional when you read the stories and heroics of the people who went through the war years,many of whom sadly...More

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ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Hi Bec Thank you for taking the time to post a review Glade you liked Thorpe Camp Regards The Thorpe Camp Team

Reviewed 4 September 2018

We visited at about 3pm - this was far too late! The attraction is open 1pm-5pm Wednesdays, Sundays and bank holidays. We mistakenly thought that meant there wouldn't be much to see and therefore didn't allow ourselves sufficient time. There are several huts, all with...More

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ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi TheWonderfulWanderer Thank you for taking the time to post a review Glade you liked Thorpe Camp Regards The Thorpe Camp Team

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Marvellous! So much history and information. Didnt allow ourselves enough time! Staff keen and very friendly and helpful.

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ThorpeCampVC, Guest Relations Manager at Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi B A B Thank you for taking the time to post a review Glade you liked Thorpe Camp Regards The Thorpe Camp Team

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Re lap rates - there were no concessions.
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Hi we are a dog friendly site Dogs of all types are allowed so long as they are kept on a lead. Regards The Thorpe Camp Team
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