About the IBCC

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) is being created to provide a world-class facility to serve as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command.

The Spire, photo by Marc Freeman

The International Bomber Command Centre project includes recording, preserving and relating the stories of all those involved with, or impacted by, Bomber Command during the Second World War.  Covering the contribution of the men and women from over 60 nations, at all levels, the project will bring to life not only the period of the War, but the fight to gain recognition and the work undertaken to rebuild Europe’s cities.

Lincoln has been chosen for the site as it provides a central point for all 27 bases that earned Lincolnshire the title of ‘Bomber County’.

Lincoln’s Cathedral provided a landmark for crews both leaving and returning from missions and, for those who failed to return, the Cathedral was often their last image of home. The county housed over a third of all the WWII Bomber Command Stations, making it the ideal home for this commemoration of the bravery of the men of Bomber Command.

The IBCC will provide one of the most comprehensive records of Bomber Command in the world and will ensure that generations to come can learn of their vital role in protecting the freedom we enjoy today.

We will remember them

SEE AND DO

  • The UK’s tallest war memorial
  • The names of every individual who lost their lives in Bomber Command in WWII
  • Three interactive and immersive exhibition galleries
  • Two landscaped Peace Gardens
  • Tours of the site with experienced guides
  • Visit the Hub Café with its delicious range of locally sourced food and drink
  • Follow our interactive trails using the free IBCC app

DISCOVER

  • What it was like serving as Aircrew, or providing support to Bomber Command
  • What it was like to take part in an operation
  • What it was like to be involved in a bombing sortie
  • The story of the civilians building the planes
  • The impact of the raids on the targeted populations
  • The debates in the War Cabinet about the wisdom of campaigns
  • The struggle for recognition by those who served Bomber Command