RAF WICKENBY
MEMORIAL COLLECTION

VISITING WICKENBY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VISITING WICKENBY

 

 

Museum Opening Hours:

1 April to 31 October - 9am to 5pm daily
1 November to 31 March - 9am to 4pm daily

Cafe Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday - 10am to 4pm
Saturday & Sunday - 9am to 4pm

The Wickenby cafe opens daily as above, click below to see our full menu.

Entry to the Museum is FREE but donations towards our running costs are gratefully received. Our opening hours are as above and you are welcome to visit without booking; however if you are coming for research purposes and want to speak with a volunteer or to look at documents in the archive it is important that you contact us first to make sure someone is available. The archive is only accessible if a volunteer is present.

Large groups can be catered for but only by appointment and we can make arrangements to open out of hours, please contact us to make a booking.

To hear what others thought to their visit please read the comments below:

 


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To find Wickenby by road follow the A158 from Lincoln or Skegness and follow the signs from Wragby or get directions using Multimap or the AA from the side panel.

 

If you have a satellite navigation system our address is:

The Control Tower
Wickenby Aerodrome
Langworth
Nr Lincoln
LN3 5AX

 

If you are arriving by air:

Latitude: N53˚ 19' 01.00"
Longitude: W000˚ 20' 56.00"

landing plate

 

Visitors Commentss

"Many thanks to you and your volunteers for a really excellent day yesterday. We expected to be there for an hour or so but we finally left at nearly 5 o'clock a true testiment to a very interesting and rewarding day."


"I am writing to thank you for the information that I recently received from you regarding my uncle who was killed in action in 1943. Although the story about my uncle is obviously very sad it was extremely pleasing to find out what actually happened and particularly seeing him in the photograph of the crew dressed in their full flying kit."

 

"I am writing to thank you for your kindness in allowing our pupils and staff to visit and to have a close look at the Wickenby Collection. The children have been looking at both wars within our school curriculum and the visit certainly helped them."

 

"Can I say how very much I enjoyed visiting the museum. It was a bit of a pilgrimage for me having lost my father last year and I felt that I was able to come a bit closer to a part of his life about which I knew very little. He would have been amazed to think that anyone cared about what he and his fellow airmen suffered and achieved at that time. I also think that he would have been delighted to know that all those who served there were not forgotten. I just wish I had known of your existence earlier and I could have brought him to see the result of your efforts. Thank you very much for a lovely day spent at Wickenby."

 

"We certainly did enjoy our visit to Wickenby and I would like to thank you so much for the information you were able to give me in relation to my father which we did not have. I'd like to thank you too for the marvellous explanations you gave us in response to our many questions about the exhibits. The museum is a fantastic tribute to those brave men who flew from Wickenby and all down to the efforts of yourself and your colleagues, I and I am sure many others are so grateful to you for what you are doing."

 

"We had the fortune to visit your museum on 26 September along with my grandmother who served at the base in 1943 and my aunty and my daughter, so four generations were together to retrace history! I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to talk to my grandmother. I'm sorry I didn't get your names but your interest in her stories really made her day (if not her week!). She took great pride in tellling you all that she was in intelligence and that her job was to take down where that nights raids were going to take place and pass them on to the commanders. It was great for us to hear her talk like this and to see her so animated. I look forward to visiting you again one day."

 

These and other letters can be read in our Visitors Letters folder at Wickenby.

 

 

 

 

 
The RAF Wickenby Memorial Collection, The Control Tower, Wickenby Aerodrome, Langworth, Nr Lincoln, LN3 5AX.
Tel:
01673 885000. Email: wickenbymuseum@outlook.com