Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
Tattershall Thorpe, LN4 4PL
We are now CLOSED to the Public
We will be open again on Easter Sunday 31st March 2024
1pm to 5pm
Home of the 97, 619, 617 (Dambusters) and 627 Squadron that flew out of RAF Woodhall Spa in the 1940s
We are open from Easter Sunday, every Sunday
and Bank Holiday
1-5pm until the end of October.
Wednesdays in July and August 1-5pm
Last entry 4pm
Our 1940s event Applications
are now open!!!
Donations to Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre for general upkeep of museum buildings, grounds and exhibits. The museum is run by Thorpe Camp Visitors Centers Volunteer's, and is a non-profit making registered charity. It costs many thousands of pounds to run the museum each year and we rely entirely on revenue raised from memberships, donations, entry fees and shop sales. Your donation will ensure that we can continue to maintain this important piece of military and aviation history and continue to honour the memory of all those that served with all four Squadrons of RAF Woodhall Spa and the general Lincolnshire life.
You can Donate here
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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 Mess, 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.
Civilian life in Lincolnshire in the 1940s,
Women's Land Army, Home Guard,
Prisoner of War. The Arnhem Story,
Aircraft Models throughout the ages.
The history of the Air Training Corps
as well as a section on the Cold War,
WW1 Royal Flying Corps in Lincolnshire.
Cinema Room showing the history of
WW1 Aircraft and Airships
More information about the Centre and what it contains can be found by exploring the various parts of this website (top) or, better still, by paying a visit.