Visit Gainsborough, with its wealth of heritage and things to do! The town offers a great range of days out for all ages!

The town boasts a fantastic Medieval manor, Gainsborough Old Hall, a ‘Must See’ for history lovers. Explore this historic market town through fascinating exhibitions at Gainsborough Heritage Centre , The Old Nick Police Museum and the Gainsborough Model Railway.

You can also discover arts and culture at Trinity Arts Centre , with its fantastic programme of films and charming live performances.

When you visit Gainsborough, make sure to take a walk down the riverside to see the Pilgrim Woman. She stands at the waters edge as a symbol of Gainsborough’s connection to the Mayflower story. You can also explore the rich history of the town by following our heritage trail!

Gainsborough is the ideal base to explore Lincolnshire

Explore further and head to the historic city of Lincoln with it’s fantastic Castle and Cathedral and famous ‘Steep Hill’. The Lincolnshire Wolds AONB is also just under an hours drive away with plenty of walking routes, fun activities and days out. The Lincolnshire Coast also offers a great day out for all the family!

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Aviation Heritage

RAF Ingham Heritage Centre

Royal Air Force Station Ingham was a grass airfield, used mainly by No1 Group, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force and only ever existed during the Second World War. The airfield lies 20 minutes from Gainsborough.

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Memorial to RAF Ingham

RAF Wickenby Museum

Housed in the first floor of the original Watch Office, this museum is dedicated to the commemoration of the Bomber Boys who flew from RAF Wickenby during WW2.

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West Lindsey Aviation Heritage

Explore the area’s aviation heritage with the West Lindsey Aviation Heritage guide locating active RAF stations and former airfield sites

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West Lindsey Aviation Heritage