- Canwick Hill, Lincoln LN4 2HQ
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) in Lincoln, UK, provides a world-class facility acknowledging the efforts, sacrifices and commitment of the men and women, from 62 different nations, who came together in Bomber Command during the Second World War.
The IBCC serves as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for those who served, supported or suffered during the bombing campaigns during the Second World War.
Providing one of the most comprehensive records of the Command in the world, the IBCC ensures that generations to come can learn of their vital role.
A part of the IBCC is the Chadwick Centre. Here, both children and parents are being encouraged to learn by interactive displays and exhibits. Children can pick up a trail, which can be followed and completed as they explore.
The IBCC features two Peace Gardens, set across 10 acres of landscaped grounds. The gardens are quiet and offer contemplative space.
The Memorial Spire and Walls form the heart of the IBCC. The Spire commands stunning views across Lincoln, with a focus on the City’s ancient Cathedral. The Cathedral served as a sighting point for crews flying from Lincolnshire. The walls carry the names of almost 58,000 men and woman who perished serving the Command during the Second World War.
The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre was opened to the public in 1998 on an original WWII airfield in Lincolnshire, England. The centrepiece of the museum is the Avro Lancaster NX611 ‘Just Jane’, one of three working Lancasters worldwide. Other aircraft, military vehicles and a large private collection of wartime photographs are on display in the museum exhibitions.