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International Bomber Command Centre

A memorial spire, walls, peace gardens, and visitor centre that mark the service and sacrifice of World War II aircrew, ground crew and support staff that lost their lives whilst serving with Bomber Command.

The International Bomber Command Centre includes a 31 metre tall memorial spire, the UK’s tallest war memorial, and walls that feature the names of all those who lost their lives during the Second World War serving or supporting Bomber Command. There are also two peace gardens: one Lincolnshire and one International.

An educational interpretation centre with full visitor facilities includes a state of the art exhibition over three galleries telling the core themes of the project: Recognition, Remembrance and Reconciliation. The exhibition includes the first hand testimonies of those who survived.

The IBCC, via its digital archive, delivers the most comprehensive coverage of Bomber Command in the world including the contribution and effect on over 60 nations.

The view through the Memorial Spire leads directly to Lincoln Cathedral, reflecting the view that let those of Bomber Command know they were almost home from their missions, and importantly for those who failed to return flying from Lincolnshire, provided their last view of home.

When travelling by car, turning right into the Centre is not recommended. Please approach the site from Bracebridge Heath on the B1131, which is easily accessible from the A15 and the City of Lincoln.

Guided Tours

Free guided tours are available of the Spire Memorial and Peace Gardens daily every half hour.


The entire site is accessible for wheelchair users, or visitors with limited mobility, with flat grounds and lifts to the upper floors. Wheelchairs are available for hire. Accessible toilets are available on both floors.

There is a hearing aid loop, and all displays have been designed according to sight impairment standards. Introduction videos and many interactive displays include subtitles.

There are accessible parking spaces available close to the centre.


Groups of more than 20 must pre-book their visit. There is a discounted group rate of £6.50 per person, only available with pre-booked visits. 

Coach parking is available at £5 for half-day, £10 all day. There is a rest room for drivers including refreshments and literature regarding Bomber Command.

Additional Information

  • Fully accessible with level grounds
  • Dog friendly outside with water bowls available
  • Room hire available

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Opening Times & Prices

Tuesday - Sunday: 9:30am - 5pm.

Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays). Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Admission to the spire, walls, and peace gardens is free.  A charge is made for parking to contribute towards long term maintenance: £3 for all day parking.

Day passes to the exhibition can be booked in advance on the IBCC website:

  • Adult: £8.20 (£7.50 advance);
  • Concession (over 65, or Blue Badge holders): £7.20 (£6.20 advance);
  • Child (ages 5-18): £5.50 (£4.50 advance);
  • Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £27 (£23.50 advance);
  • Group (20 or more): £6.50.

If you book online with Gift Aid your ticket will be valid for one year as an annual pass.

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