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International Bomber Command Centre: a family day out

The International Bomber Command Centre is great for families, it is both educational and fun, allowing children and adults to learn through experiencing the exhibition galleries with their interactive displays and exhibits, the Peace Gardens and the Memorial.

Entry to the IBCC Peace Gardens, Memorial Spire and Walls of Names is FREE and family tickets for the exhibition are available for the day or, for the same price, you can buy an annual pass giving unlimited access to the exhibition for a year.

Opening Times

Summer Opening times (March-Oct) | 9.30am-5pm (last entry to exhibition entry at 4pm)
Winter Opening times (Nov-February) | 9.30am-4pm (last entry to exhibition entry at 3pm)
Closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays)

Events

The centre hosts a year-long programme of free family events which can be found on the Events page:

Events – International Bomber Command Centre (internationalbcc.co.uk)

Family Friendly:

  • Trails and Dressing-up opportunities.

  • IBCC Gremlin E-Trail to help explore the story of Bomber Command.

  • Book station with a range of read on-site books.

  • Under 5’s go free.

  • A range of pocket money items available in the shop.

  • Baby changing facilities.

  • Breastfeeding welcome.

Tickets

Entry to the IBCC Peace Gardens, Memorial Spire and Walls of Names is FREE and family tickets for the exhibition are available for the day or, for the same price, you can buy an annual pass giving unlimited access to the exhibition for a year.

Plan Your Visit – International Bomber Command Centre (internationalbcc.co.uk)

Café

You can visit our fantastic Hub Cafe which offers a locally sourced selection of tempting treats for breakfast, lunch or just a quick coffee and cake.

Ration Packs Lunches and Children’s Menu are available.

On Saturdays Kids’ meals are just £1.00 with every adult meal purchased.
High-chairs available in the café.

Accessibility

Easy access for pushchairs and wheelchairs around the exhibition and grounds.
Changing places toilet.

Parking

Large car park.
Parking £3.00 per car per day.

Dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome and can accompany visitors throughout all areas of the site.
Other well-behaved dogs (and owners) are welcome around all areas of the site (excluding the exhibition). Please keep dogs on short leads at all times.

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