Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
Tattershall Thorpe, LN4 4PL
We are CLOSED to the Public
Open Easter Sunday 9th April 2023
Home of the 97, 619, 617 (Dambusters) and 627 Squadron that flew out of RAF Woodhall Spa in the 1940s
A great day out for all the family, Special Groups, Schools & Coaches
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
Entrance fee £5.00 per person
Under 12s free
Serving Military with ID free
Radio Amateur (Ham Fest) Day 2023
Sunday 7th May - Open to traders at 7am
Public at 9am till 1pm
No Need to book
The ROSIE Award
Wednesday 17th July 2013 Thorpe Camp Visitors Centre Gets awarded the Rosie Award for allowing well behaved dogs around the Centre
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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.