News Spitfire Visitor Centre

➡️Open 10am-4pm today!⬅️

Spitfire BM597 is due to take to the skies at 3pm approx this afternoon (weather permitting ☀️) but make sure you arrive early enough to take in the sights and sounds of an original 1939 WW2 aircraft hangar, learn about the wartime RAF history of our local area and chat to our team members about our exciting projects 🛩

Please also let us know if you would like to become a volunteer! 😃

☕ Hot and cold drinks available in our NAAFI
🚗 Free car parking
🚆 Close to public transport links
🦽 Accessible venue
🚾 WC facilities on site
🚫 No dogs allowed (service dogs permitted)

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The Lytham St Annes Spitfire Ground Display Team will be appearing on the ground at this year's Blackpool Air Show 🙌🛩 We will be located next to Central Pier (opposite Tussauds) so come and see us there.

The Spitfire Visitor Centre at Blackpool Airport will be open to the public on the 6th and 7th August 10am - 4pm (pay on door).

Thank you to Simon Gardiner at Kirkham Grammar School for designing our very own Air Show poster! 🙏 Can you spot FY-F in the image??

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Experience the history, sights and sounds of an operational WW2 RAF aircraft hangar, at our public open day, next Saturday (Aug 6th) and get a close up view of the Polish Heritage Flight's Spitfire BM597 while she is hangared at the Spitfire Visitor Centre ✈🇵🇱

🔸️ 10am - 4pm (last entry 3:15pm)
🔸️ Pay on the door, see you there!

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📢 Announcement! 📢
⭐ The Spitfire Visitor Centre has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travellers’ Choice Award winner! 🏆 This award celebrates businesses that have received great reviews from travellers around the globe on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. "As challenging as the past year was, The Spitfire Visitor Centre stood out by consistently delivering positive experiences to travellers."

⭐ This means we're in the top 10% of attractions worldwide on Tripadvisor so a huge thank you to everyone who visited us and took the time to leave us a review! 🙏💛🤝
Thanks also go to our wonderful team of dedicated volunteers, who all contribute in different ways towards making our attraction, and the visitor experience, so special.🙏💛

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🔸️OPEN Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th August, 10am - 4pm.🔸️
(Pay on the door)

🛩 The 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.

🛩 The Spitfire Visitor Centre is located at Hangar 42, Blackpool Airport, Lancashire, and is set in an original Bellman hangar, constructed in 1939 for the RAF at the outbreak of WW2.

🚗 Free car parking
🦽 Accessible venue
☕ Hot drinks available in our NAAFI
🚾 Toilet facilities on site
🚫 Strictly NO PETS due to us being located on a live airfield

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💫NEW!!💫 Kid's airCRAFT Club at the Spitfire Visitor Centre! 🎨✈🤩

👩‍🎨 Come along on Wednesday August 24th and enjoy a variety of arts and crafts activities 👨‍🎨 whilst learning some fun facts about the period of World War Two.
Suitable for children aged between 7 and 11 years of age. 👫
Two sessions will be hosted on this day with LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE so please choose the AM or PM session as required.
🎟 £8.50 per child attending.

The ticket purchase includes:
🟠 1x free accompanying adult per paying child accessing the Spitfire Visitor Centre.
🟠 All craft activities and games materials will be provided.
🟠 End of event certificate of attendance, Spitfire bookmark, postcard and sticker.
🟠 Juice and biscuits for the children.
🟠 1x complimentary tea or coffee for the adult from the WW2 NAAFI.

To book the AM or PM session please head to www.ticketsource.co.uk or use the links on our Facebook page.

🙌 Sponsored by Mayfield Primary School, St Annes 🙌

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💫Would you like to join our team?💫
We have exciting opportunities available at the Spitfire Visitor Centre at Hangar 42, Blackpool Airport, for anyone with a few hours to spare each month...
We are looking for:

• Stewards
• Speakers
• Visit Hosts
• Historians
• Education Team Members
• Engineers
• Retail and Front Desk Assistants
• Away Event Team Members
• And many more opportunities...

Come along to find out more tomorrow, Thursday July 21st at 7pm.
Send us a message to let us know you will be attending! 📩

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Next Thursday, July 21st, we will be hosting a volunteer recruitment evening at 7pm at the Spitfire Visitor Centre 🕖
Come along to find out what we do and how you can get involved, even if you only have a few hours a month to spare!

Please send us a message to register your interest in attending the volunteer session 📩

Hangar 42, Blackpool Airport ✈
21/07/22
19:00

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*This event had been postponed due to unforseen circumstances *

🟠 On the 12th August we are delighted that Aldon Ferguson is joining us to give his informative talk on the history of 611 RAFVR Squadron and their role during WW2 and during their time at Woodvale. The talk will also cover RAF Squires Gate and will close with a Q&A session.

🟠 The event will run from 19:00 – 21:00 – with ticket holders able to enter the Spitfire Visitor Centre from 18:30 to have a quick look around the Hangar and also view the Mark Vb Spitfire of the Polish Heritage Flight that will be with us over the Summer period.

🎟 Tickets are available to purchase now via: www.ticketsource.co.uk and by searching Aldon Ferguson Spitfire Visitor Centre.

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🇵🇱 @polish_heritage_flight Spitfire MkVB BM597 due back into Spitfire Visitor Centre Hangar 42 Blackpool airport at 15.30 today

Thank you Ian Hardman for this stunning picture yesterday 🤩

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It doesn't get much better than this! 🙆

We hope everyone enjoyed the first day of Southport Air Show as much as we did ✈

Our team will be on stand again today so make sure to pop over and say hi to 'Lucy'! 👋

Have a great day 🌞

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Our team have completed the journey and are set up and ready to meet you all tomorrow (and Sunday) at Southport Air Show! 👋✈

See you very soon! 😎

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Keep an eye open for our convoy from Blackpool Airport through Preston to Southport tomorrow afternoon from 13:00.
Give us a wave and a toot of the car horn if you see us.
Come along to our Stand at the Southport Air Show and lend us your support. See you at the weekend!! 🛫✈️🌞🌞

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The Northwest Defender returned to her spiritual home of Blackpool yesterday! 🇵🇱🙌

We are thrilled to have her staying with us at Hangar 42 again and you can see her in action this coming weekend at Southport Air Show! We will also be there (on the ground!) so lots to look forward to ☺

A big thank you to the @polish_heritage_flight and to Ed at Blackpool’s @highgft for this fantastic opportunity to see MkV Spitfire BM597 in flight over Lytham St Annes and over the Memorial to Sgt Alan Lever-Ridings and Spitfire W3644 at Fairhaven Lake.

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Can you help?? 🤔 We are trying to find someone within the Fylde Coast who can remove this tree stump, which is preventing ground works for our new engineering units... 🌳⛏

Please send us a message if you can help.
Thanks! 🙌

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🟠 We are open TODAY (Sat 2nd July) until 4pm (last entry 3:15pm).

🟠 Sit in the cockpit of our Mk IX Spitfire replica 'Lucy', wander through our briefing and scramble huts, enjoy an Air Combat talk by one of our experienced volunteer team members, find out more about our collection of WW2 military vehicles and stop off for a brew in our NAAFI! ✈☕

🟠 Pay on arrival at:
The Spitfire Visitor Centre,
Hangar 42,
Blackpool Airport,
FY4 2QY.

🟠 See you soon! 😀

📸 Photo courtesy of Andy Bell 🤝

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