Free Family Challenge

This half term Sgt Eggburt will be making the biggest jump of his life.

The IBCC challenges your family to design and make a parachute to save Sgt. Eggburt from a cracking disaster.

Do you have what is takes?

All materials provided, book your family ticket today.

Day session is from 1pm to 3pm with the competition egg drop at 3pm 

Winning family gets a prize!

As a result of COVID, numbers are limited so the free session tickets must be booked in advance.  Please book here 

IBCC Father’s Day Feast

Join the IBCC for a delicious lunch of homemade pie and mash followed by Chef’s famous Chocolate Brownie.

We are delighted that Stuart and Dale – our fabulous George Formby Impersonators – are able to join us to entertain you during our special Father’s Day lunch.

Dale and Stuart are part of the George Formby Society and having performed in such illustrious venues as the Royal Albert Hall, they can’t wait to take to the stage in the IBCC Marquee.

This hilarious, talented duo will have you laughing in to your lager and grinning in to your gravy!

Don’t miss out or your dad will be disappointed!

To book please click here

Our events programme helps support the education and outreach work of the IBCC.

Macbeth

Macbeth at the IBCC

In partnership with the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) we are delighted to be hosting this special performance

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company – with direct links to the history of William Shakespeare – invite you to join them this summer for the breathless and brilliant tragedy, Macbeth.

“By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.”

Emerging victorious and decorated in war Macbeth receives a thrilling pronouncement from three weird sisters who prophesy he will one day be King of Scotland. Overcome by ambition and driven on by his powerful wife, Macbeth murders the king and sets in motion a terrible sequence of events from which there is no turning back.

“It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood.”

A play of supernatural magic, vaulting ambition and an examination of the dreadful consequences of the insatiable lust for power. With Shakespeare’s most chilling power couple and truly stirring poetry this stunning play will keep you gripped.

Bring a chair and a sun hat and prepare to be entertained and transported watching Shakespeare as he first saw it performed; in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. Book early to avoid missing out!

Pre-theatre dinner and picnics available from 17.00.

To book your tickets, please click here

For more information on events at the IBCC click here

Hands on History

Free Family Event!

Discover the story of Bomber Command through objects that they actually used.

Ever wondered what the button to release the bombs looked like? Or what equipment they used to navigate to or from the target?

Come along to the IBCC to find out! 11am-3pm, drop in and check it out!

Hands on History

Free Family Event!

Discover the story of Bomber Command through objects that they actually used.

Ever wondered what the button to release the bombs looked like? Or what equipment they used to navigate to or from the target?

Come along to the IBCC to find out! 11am-3pm, drop in and check it out!

Hands on History

Free Family Event!

Discover the story of Bomber Command through objects that they actually used.

Ever wondered what the button to release the bombs looked like? Or what equipment they used to navigate to or from the target?

Come along to the IBCC to find out! 11am-3pm, drop in and check it out!

Hands on History

Free Family Event!

Discover the story of Bomber Command through objects that they actually used.

Ever wondered what the button to release the bombs looked like? Or what equipment they used to navigate to or from the target?

Come along to the IBCC to find out! 11am-3pm, drop in and check it out!

Family Fun Day

Join our Learning team for our free family fun day.  This event is run as part of the National Lottery #ThanksToYou campaign.  Bring your lottery ticket for access to the event.for the whole family

Nearly 58,000 men and woman laid down their lives with Bomber Command in WW2. Join us as we discover some of the stories behind the names with actors and activities for the whole family.

Where were they from? What did they do? Who did they leave behind? Maybe you will find someone with your surname…

Join Jess and our Learning team for a day of discovery and fun. You can:

Discover the history hidden on our walls and get to know the people behind the names
Give wall rubbing a go
Meet the crew with our WW2 re-enactors
Get stuck into some brilliant activities
Get to handle some real WW2 Bomber Command Artefacts

The event and all activities will follow Government guidance on COVID-19 management.

No booking required

Bomber Command 85th Anniversary Service of Commemoration

Join us as we commemorate all those who served and supported in Bomber Command since it was launched in 1936.  We will remember the one million men and women who served to protect our freedoms, 58,500 of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The service will take place at the Spire with poems, hymns and readings, the laying of wreaths and prayers led by IBCC Chaplain, Rev. Charles Thody.

We’ll Meet Again Concert

Lincoln Ukulele Band will be bringing their popular “We’ll Meet Again” concert to the IBCC for a free afternoon of music and memories.  The concert will take place in the IBCC Event Marquee at the rear of the Chadwick Centre.  Tickets are free but, because of limited numbers and COVID, we will ask you to prebook your seat for this nostalgic event.

Please book your tickets here

IBCC Wings and Wheels

Join the teams from the IBCC, Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire Motors Club as we bring together the motorised heritage of the county.

This free family event celebrates the heritage that is to be found across “Bomber County”.

Meet the teams of staff and volunteers who share a passion for aviation, heritage and Lincolnshire. Representatives and stalls from many regional aviation sites will be exhibiting, come and find out what they do and how they are keeping our heritage alive.

Alongside the aviation we are delighted to welcome Classic Cars and Bikes from Clubs across the region and beyond.  Last year saw over 70 vehicles attending.

Featuring 1940’s music, children’s Craft Tent and BBQ

To book your Classic Car or Bike please click here

All funds raised will be used to deliver the education and community programmes run by the IBCC

IBCC Salute to the 40’s BBQ

Join us for a delicious BBQ as part of our Salute to the 40’s Market.  A wide range of stalls and displays around the extensive gardens including vintage vehicles and re-enactors.

Music provided by 40’s crooner,  Johnny Victory

Pre-booking absolutely essential.  Book your tickets here

All funds raised will be used to deliver the education and community programmes run by the IBCC

IBCC Celebration of Life Service

Over the last 12 months many of us have been unable to commemorate or celebrate the lives of those we have lost in the way that we would have liked because of the restrictions of COVID-19.

As a result the IBCC will be putting on a Service of Commemoration and Celebration to enable families and friends to come together to remember a loved one.

The service, which will take place at the Spire between 13.30 and 14.30, will include the reading of a Roll of Honour which can include your loved one, hymns and service and prayers.

To book places at the service please click here 

All funds raised will be used to deliver the education and community programmes run by the IBCC

IBCC Blackout Blitz Ball

Don your 40’s finery (optional) come along and dance till you drop to this amazing 20 piece swing band and learn how to Lindy Hop with our 40’s dance team.

Vintage car display.

Ticket includes a delicious two course dinner.

 

Full bar and 40’s photo booth available.

Prizes for the best 40’s outfits

To book your tickets click here

All funds raised will be used to deliver the education and community programmes run by the IBCC

IBCC Digital Lecture – The Battle of the Beams

Launching the new series of our digital lectures, which will be delivered via Zoom, our Losses Archivist, Dave Gilbert, will be presenting The Battle of the Beams.

Have you ever wondered how the Germans were able to bomb Coventry with such accuracy so early in the war? Or how the British were able to bomb targets in the Ruhr valley despite complete cloud cover? The answer lies in the Battle of the Beams – a period during which ever increasing amounts of technology were used to help bombers from both sides find their targets. Each had their own advantages, disadvantages and of course counter measures developed by the other side.

In this two-part lecture Dave Gilbert explains how the technology worked using modern technology such as lasers and lots of hands-on demonstrations including everyday items including a bucket of water! Dave’s approach is light-hearted, easy to digest and requires no technical knowledge.

Part 1. – Thursday 25th March

The German approach to the Battle of the Beams, including Lorenz, Knickebein, X-Gerät and Y- Gerät.

Part 2. – Thursday 1st April

The British approach to the Battle of the Beams, including Gee, Oboe, Gee-H and Window (countermeasure).

Please note that a small part of this lecture involves the use of strobe lighting.

 

The participation cost is £5.00 which covers parts 1 and 2.

 

To book your place please click here 

Home Front Heroes! Free Family Fun Day

Join us for a day of family fun.

Come dressed like it’s World War II for you chance to win a prize and take part in activities inspired by the war time.

To stay COVID safe, we will be holding two sessions, 11am-12:24 and 13:15-3pm and you must make sure you book in all adults and children attending in your groups.

Book your tickets here

IBCC Christmas Fairs

On the 3rd, 10th and 17th of December the IBCC will be staying open late for Christmas Shopping.

Join us as we get ready for the festive season with local crafts and tempting treats in both the IBCC shop and in our festive market.   The Hub Café will be offering a selection of tasty seasonal dishes including homemade soups, winter gingerbread, mince pies and mulled wine.  On the 17th the IBCC Musicians will be providing entertainment to get everyone in the mood for Christmas

The events are free to attend with just a parking fee of £3.00 payable.   Numbers are limited for each session to allow for social distancing. To book your session please click here

IBCC Autumn Quiz and Fish and Chips Night

Join us for a fun night of quizzing, fine food and friendship on our second Quiz night.

Your host for the night will be IBCC Tour Guide, Ken Moore who promises to help you “Fly Laughing”

1st Prize is up to £10 million!!!

Tickets include your entry to the quiz and a delicious fish and chip supper.

Bar open throughout

Up to 6 per team.

To book your tickets please click here

We will be observing all appropriate COVID safety measures throughout the event

IBCC Mother’s Day Vintage Afternoon Tea and Fizz

Join us as we celebrate Mother’s Day in vintage style with an array of home made delicious treats, topped off with a glass of Prosecco.

The afternoon will include a selection of 40’s music and images.

From 15.00 – 17.00

To book please click here

Lecture & Supper Series – Bomber Technology in World War 2

Presented in the style of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, Dave Gilbert continues his ever-popular lecture series with more hands-on, easy to digest explanations of the technology used during World War II, with audience participation and lots of demonstrations. This year Dave discusses Radar, what Gyroscopes did for us in the war and a section intriguingly entitled ‘The Genius of Hedy Lamarr’. These lectures invariably sell out, so book early.

 Biography

Dave is a graduate electronic engineer and owns two local electronic companies as well as being IBCC’s Losses Archivist. This lecture is a fusion of his two passions in life- engineering and the history of Bomber Command.

To book, please click here

 

Lecture and Supper Series – A Tale of Two Lancs

Mike retired from the RAF 5 years ago after a career of nearly 40 years as a multi engine aircraft pilot.

With a number of still pictures and a few short video clips he is going to talk about his experiences with 2 Lancasters;- the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s  “City of Lincoln”, and the privately owned “Just Jane” of the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby.

Mike graduated from the RAF College at Cranwell in 1976 and after flying training went on to the AEW (Airborne Early Warning) Shackleton at Lossiemouth. He then moved across the road to Kinloss and completed 2 flying tours and 2 ground tours with the Maritime Nimrod.

He escaped from Kinloss in 1989 on posting to Station Ops at Coningsby, with the ulterior motive of flying with BBMF.

To book your tickets please click here

Service of Remembrance

Join us as we mark Armistice day with a Service of Remembrance at the Memorial.

The service will  include hymns, readings of poetry and a Roll of Honour for the veterans who have left us in the last year.

The Last Post and Reveille will be played by IBCC Assistant Musical Director, Heather Benson and the service will be conducted by IBCC Padre, Charles Thody.

The Service will be followed by a wreath laying.  If you would like to lay a wreath as part of the service, please click here

Salute to the 40’s

Salute to the 40’s 

Join us for a weekend celebrating all that is 1940’s with our free family event

Including:

  • Re-Enactors
  • Vintage Vehicles Display Area
  • Wide range of Trade Stands
  • Giant Garden Games
  • 40’s Photo Booth
  • Vintage Tea Room
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Craft Activities
  • Mission Briefings
  • Competitions for the best 1940’s outfits
  • BBQ
  • Bar and Bubbles Bar

As a result of COVID we are limiting numbers of people on the site and pre-booking of sessions is essential.   To book your tickets click here

To extend your visit why not check out the Saturday evening BBQ or Sunday Vintage Afternoon Tea?

Hands on History at IBCC

Did you know that 32 Roman remains were discovered when the IBCC was under construction?

 

To celebrate English Tourism week the IBCC are holding two hands on history days! Activities on both days are FREE

 

30th March- See the REAL Roman remains found on site! Have a go at making your own Roman inspired paper plate mosaic

6th April- Discover some of the artefacts discovered during our archelogical dig back in 2014 and have a go at making your own Roman inspired paper plate mosaic