Opening times and admission

We welcome all visitors and aim to make our visitor experience accessible to all. We hope that the following information helps you to plan your visit and ensures you have a memorable experience at the International Bomber Command Centre.

Photo: Marc Freeman

Opening Times

The Chadwick Centre, Peace Gardens, Spire Memorial and Walls of Names

  • Open 6 days a week 9.30am-5pm (last entry to the Exhibition 4pm)
  • Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays)
  • Closed from 24th December to 28th December 2018 and 1st January 2019

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Access to the Peace Gardens and Memorial is free of charge

Parking – £3 per car per day.  These parking charges help to maintain the free access to the Gardens and Memorial.

Exhibition admission charges – Please see below

Gift vouchers are available – please call 01778 421420 or purchase at the Centre

Buy Tickets Online

Food and Drink

The Hub Café offers a locally-sourced selection of tempting treats, including Stokes of Lincoln coffee, a variety of teas and herbal teas, cakes, paninis, sandwiches, quiches and our Daily Dish.  The Hub is licensed and stocks a range of wines and local beers.

Special Ration Packs are available for our younger visitors, with a range of wholesome options.

The Café is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm.


The shop stocks a wide range of souvenirs, books, clothing and gifts. Pocket-money priced gifts are available for children.

The Spire, photo by Marc Freeman

Admission Charges

£8.20      Adult Annual

£7.20      Adult Advance Online

£7.20      Concession Annual

£6.50      Concession Advance Online

£5.50     Child Annual (5-16)

£4.50      Child Advance Online

£27.00    Family Annual (2 adults and up to 3 children over 5)

£23.50    Family Advance Online

£5.00      School (including curated and led session and gift)

£2.50      School (including entrance to exhibition)


  • Easy access to site
  • Parking available for cars, motorcycles and coaches
  • Bicycle storage
  • Disabled car parking
  • All paths are suitable for limited mobility and wheelchair use
  • Pedestrian access from Viking Way and Canwick Hill (next to bus-stop)
  • Tour guides available for every area
  • Wheelchair accessible toilets on both floors of the Chadwick Centre
  • Wheelchair accessible lifts
  • Assistance dogs are welcome and can accompany visitors throughout all areas of the site. Other dogs are welcomed within the gardens
  • AA rated exhibition ensuring all our visitors can enjoy their visit
  • Sensory planting within the gardens
  • Loan tablets available to maximise your experience
  • Assistive technology aids available for use with computers and tablets