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BBMF Photograph:

BBMF Hurricane.
BBMF Hurricane



BBMF Visitor Centre
BBMF Lancaster.
BBMF Lancaster

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) Visitor Centre is adjacent to Royal Air Force Coningsby in Lincolnshire. The Visitor Centre and BBMF Hangar are actually located within the boundaries of RAF Coningsby where you will enter a military environment.

The BBMF visitor centre includes a shop where you can purchase gifts, and refreshments can be had in the 1940s tearoom. The BBMF Hangar contains the 'Battle of Britain Memorial Flight' aircraft.

BBMF Visitor Centre Map

History
Originally called the 'Historic Aircraft Flight' which was formed in 1957 at Biggin Hill, later to RAF Coltishall, the name was changed to the 'Battle of Britain Memorial Flight' in 1973. The BBMF was then moved to RAF Coningsby from 1976 to the present day.

Over the years, the collection has grown and there is presently twelve aircraft including a Lancaster, six Spitfires, two Hurricanes, a Dakota, and two Chipmunks. The flight is administratively part of No.1 Group RAF, flying out of RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire. The BBMF aircraft are regularly flown at air shows and other events around the country.

RAF Coningsby is a Fighter Base with two front line, combat ready squadrons of RAF Typhoons. It is also home to the Typhoon OCU and a Test & Evaluation Squadron with Typhoon and Tornado aircraft.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre is a partnership between the Royal Air Force and Lincolnshire County Council, the centre allows visitors an up-close guided tour of the aircraft when not in use, as well as exhibits about the aircraft and other temporary exhibits.

BBMF Visitors Centre Address & Travel
RAF BBMF Visitors Centre
Dogdyke Road
Coningsby
LN4 4SY
Telephone: 01522 782040
Email: bbmf@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Car:
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre is located on the southern edge of Coningsby village, near the A153/A155 junction, on Dogdyke Road, adjacent to Royal Air Force Coningsby. The satnav postcode is LN4 4SY.

RAF Coningsby is located:
23 miles from Lincoln via the B1188, B1189 & A153
17 miles from Boston via the B1183, A155 & A153
15 miles from Sleaford via the A153
142 miles from London via A1, A15 & A153

Public Transport:
The nearest railway stations are:
Lincoln 23 miles
Boston 17 miles
Sleaford 15 miles
All offer a taxi service located outside the station.

Rail services are available from London Kings Cross to Sleaford via Grantham.

RAF Coningsby is in a rural location so bus services are limited. Click here for bus timetables.

How much does it cost?
The admission fee can be found on the official website, and there is free parking opposite the visitor centre.

What are the Opening Hours?
The BBMF Visitor Centre is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm. The visitor centre is normally closed on Saturday, Sundays and Bank Holidays, due to RAF commitments and the flying programme.

Access to view the BBMF aircraft is by guided tours only. Tours run from Monday to Friday 10.30am to 3.30pm (March - Oct) & 10.30am to 3pm (Nov-Feb).

For more information then visit the
BBMF Visitor Centre official website.


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Local hotels for the BBMF Visitor Centre.


Museum Aircraft




BBMF Photographs:

BBMF Spitfire.
BBMF Spitfire

BBMF Spitfire.
BBMF Spitfire


BBMF Aircraft:
Lancaster B.1 (PA474)
Spitfire Mk IIa (P7350)
Spitfire Mk Vb (AB910)
Spitfire Mk LFIXe (MK356)
Spitfire Mk XIX (PM631)
Spitfire Mk XIX (PS915)
Spitfire Mk XVIe (TE311)
Hurricane Mk IIc (PZ865)
Hurricane Mk IIc (LF363)
Douglas C-47 Dakota (ZA947)
Chipmunk (WK5186)
Chipmunk (WG486)

BBMF Photograph:

BBMF Hurricane.
BBMF Hurricane