Spitfire Visitor Centre

Blackpool Airport

Spitfire Visitor Centre

Hangar 42

Spitfire Visitor Centre has been developed to ensure that the sights, sounds and equipment of the era are brought back to life to give our visitors a valuable insight to the realities of fighting on the Ground, as well as in the Air during the dark years of WW2.

Spitfire Visitor Centre is located at Hangar 42, Blackpool Airport, Lancashire. Constructed in 1939 for the RAF at the outbreak of WW2.

Spitfire Visitor Centre

An Immersive Experience

Operations & Briefings

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of our replica operations and briefing room.

Up Close and Personal

Experience the sights and sounds of an operational WW2 RAF fighter squadron.

Corporate Events Spitfire Visitor Centre

Corporate Events

Corporate events, tailored specifically for your company, employee events, away days, presentations and more.

Strap yourself in for the experience of a lifetime.

The UK's only full-size Spitfire flight simulator.

Fly a replica Spitfire MKV. In this full size replica Spitfire MKV you’re not a passenger, you’re the PILOT!

You’re the pilot, so you get to choose. An exhilarating flight over the Swiss Alps? A big city or countryside approach? Or an authentic period dogfight to see if you would have made the grade? Your perspectives will change once you’ve been in this full-size replica/simulator of the legendary Spitfire MKV.

Good People and their


‘Fascinating look at World War Two Pilots from yesteryear. Had a wonderful time even sat in cockpit of a Hurricane’

‘Absolutely Fabulous. Can’t wait to come back again high light of my trip to Blackpool. Went two days running’

‘I found the whole thing interesting well worth a visit and I will definitely be going again’

‘What an amazing place!’

‘This is a hidden gem. The volunteers are absolutely brilliant and their knowledge is wonderful with some great stories told. Loved every minute of my visit’

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What is there to see

We have three replica Spitfires and a Hawker Hurricane all currently being restored with original parts to a high standard. For a small fee of Just £5 you can sit in the cockpit of our Mark IX “Lucy” and have a number of unique photographs taken to remember your visits.

You can view, sit in and learn about our rare fleet of RAF Airfield vehicles.

On Public Open Days we host informative talks on our exhibits, local wartime history and the realities of life serving in the Royal Aire Force during World War Two

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