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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum

Discover the fascinating story of the historic Royal Air Force College Cranwell and become a pilot on the Jet Provost flight simulator.

Royal Air Force College Cranwell is probably one of the most famous landmarks in Royal Air Force (RAF) history. Its long history dates back to 1918 after the amalgamation of the Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Flying Corps who sought to establish a single unit where officers could be trained to fly. It became the first Military Air Academy in the world.

At the Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum you can discover the history of RAF Cranwell from its early days as a Royal Naval Air Service base to the current day. The experience includes interactive exhibits such as a Jet Provost flight simulator, Vampire nose pod, exhibitions and artefacts. There is also a courtyard area with Jet Provost aircraft on display.

Light refreshments and a gift shop are available together with tourist information. There is also an annual programme of events from changing exhibitions to their annual summer fun day. 

Visit the RAF website to learn more about the history of RAFC Cranwell. RAF Cranwell is part of the North Kesteven Airfield Trail.

Additional Information

  • Group tours available by prior-booking

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April - October: daily, 10am - 4:30pm

November - March: weekends only, 10am - 4pm.

Free admission.

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Gallantry in the Air

April 1, 2018 to March 29, 2019
10:00am to 4:30pm
Gallantry in the Air


Learn about the RAF crew who paid the ultimate price at Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum's exhibition to mark the Royal Air Force's 100th anniversary.

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