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We were in the Midlands on a recent break and wanted to find new and interesting attractions to visit. A couple of our guests who were staying at our hotels in the Midlands mentioned to us that when they were in Lincoln they had visited the wonderful International Bomber Command Centre. They had also mentioned that this new attraction was one of the most intriguing and interesting places they had visited in a while. They added that the centre is a place for remembrance for those who were in bombing command during WWII. As my Grandpa served in the war I was very happy to learn more. We decided to do some background work into the Command Centre and we were then sold on it completely.
Let’s find out more…
The IBCC is really something to behold. Before you even enter you are awe struck by the magnificent building in which the centre stands. And in truth this is what it should be. A world class facility to pay homepage to those men and woman from 62 countries who worked together in Bomber Command during the war.
Set between wonderful countryside greenery, the walk up the centre is something else too. Not only are the views perfect, you enter an airy well planned out building where the light really compliments each exhibit and section.
We had planned the majority of the day here. We realised that the first thing we should do to get the best out of the day is to take a tour guide to the most important aspects of the IBCC, The Spire and Memorial Walls.
The Spire & Memorial Walls of Names
We were going to visit the main exhibition later but The Spire and Walls were the right places to start. The Spire stands aloft in the centre of the memorial between all the names of the men and woman who died during WWII as part of Bomber Command. It’s a real poignant and touching place as it hits home the sacrifice these amazing people went through for us. The Walls of the 58,000 names is the perfect memory and serves as a reminder of the past. This fantastic setting is even more memorizing with the unrivalled views you get over Lincoln and the Cathedral. We can’t recommend the guide enough who was so knowledgeable and gave a deep insight into the project and was more than happy to answer any questions we had.
What else should visits see?
Just walking around the grounds is magnificent. The whole place is kept so tidy. The Peace Gardens were a lasting memory for me especially. The exhibitions inside were educational and really worthwhile. The Chadwick Centre state-of-the-art technology in depicting the story of Bomber Command is something everyone should see too. The centre made hairs stand on the back of my neck.
Added to this, The Hub Cafe has a wide variety of coffee, tea, breakfast and lunch options. The food on offer here is really lovely and it really adds to the experience here.
Buy your tickets to Bomber Command here.
This IBCC is on a level of its own. It pays homage to the men and woman in such a beautiful and educational way in such a magnificent setting. No matter where you are on your next short break, visiting here is a must for many different reasons.
See the stories of the war veterans and create your memories at the IBCC.