About​ Wickenby Museum

Opening Times:

10am to 4pm Wed-Sun or by appointment

RAF Wickenby Museum

The Wickenby Museum opened in the 1990s in the upstairs room of the Watch Office by the owners of Wickenby Airfield. Since then it has gone from strength with the acquisition of many new and interesting artifacts related to RAF Wickenby, the Lancaster Bomber and it’s crews. Wickenby Museum also includes a large number of photographs ready to browse in our displays.

Come to browse our photograph collection

  • Post War Wickenby
  • Off Duty Wickenby
  • The Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
  • The Lancaster
  • Ground Crew
  • And a featured Wickenby Crew which currently tells the story of the crew of ND410 which was shot down in Holland on 19 February 1944 with all lives lost.

Many other artifacts are also on display

  • Uniforms
  • Medals
  • Bomb Aimer’s panel and bomb sight
  • Radio and transmitter
  • Log Books
  • The original Ops Board which currently features the raid to Mailly le Camp on 3 May 1944 when Wickenby lost 7 out of 27 aircraft.

The Museum looks out over two of Wickenby’s original runways, 03/21 and 16/34 which are still used today.

We look forward to your visit.

The Wickenby Museum Archive

The Archive was originally put together by the Wickenby Register and has been housed and expanded at Wickenby Museum since. We have digitised all the documents and cross referenced each one to our main database which includes information on all ops flown from Wickenby and all the crews who took part. We can now search for any name and find all the documents and photographs relevant to that person, crew or plane.

What to find in the Wickenby Museum Archive

The Wickenby Museum Archive is an ever growing resource which includes:

  • Flying Log Books
  • The Operational Log Books for both 12 & 626 Squadrons
  • Casualty Records
  • Station Diary
  • Reference Books related to WWII and Bomber Command
  • POW records
  • Crash and Burial Records
  • Personal stories from the airmen
  • And over 1,400 photographs.

We are always on the look out for new information so if you can help with this then please get in touch.

We have also added to our information on Ground Crews and post war Wickenby but sadly this is an area where we don’t have a great deal of information. If you could help to add to this then please contact us.

For many years, Anne Law was the Curator, at the Museum and we are all grateful for her tireless efforts before her well-deserved retirement in 2020. We now have a new Curator, Pete Colley, who is continuing Anne’s dedicated work.

Wickenby’s Daily blog takes us back to wartime at today’s date. Here, you can read reports of the airfield’s activities over 80 years ago!