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WELCOME to the
Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
Tattershall Thorpe, LN4 4PE
We are OPEN to the public - no need to book
Visit our New
SPITFIRE Tea Room
We are open from Easter Sunday, every Sunday and Bank Holiday
1-5pm until the end of October.
And Wednesdays in July and August 1-5pm
Last entry 4pm
Entrance fee £5.00 per person Under 12 free
Serving Military with ID free
Home of the 97, 619, 617 (Dambusters) and 627 Squadron
that flew out of RAF Woodhall Spa in the 1940s
Group visits of over 10 or a minimum entry fee of £50 can be arranged at other times.
A great day out for all the family, Special Groups, Schools
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.