GRANTHAM MUSEUM

Grantham Museum is currently in an exciting stage of development, having been saved from closure by a group of dedicated volunteers.

Specialist area
Grantham Museum has a diverse collection. On view at the moment are objects relating to  Sir Isaac Newton, Margaret Thatcher, Edith Smith (the first female police officer), and Bomber Command with exhibitions on Polish Airmen and the Dambusters.


Ideal age range for visits
The museum is currently in a state of transition but the enthusiastic team has ambitious plans, including a fantastic education offering.  School visits are welcome and by prior arrangement may be tailored to meet the needs of schools.

What is unique about this venue?
Volunteers are currently seeking funding for renovation to breathe new life into the museum. Visitors can see plans for the museum and give their views to the team of volunteers.

There are currently two displays which relate to Aviation Heritage in Lincolnshire: one featuring life in the area for Polish Airmen and the other tells the story of the Dambusters. Bomber Command's had its headquarters in Grantham at St Vincents Hall.

Currently on loan from the RAF, the museum has the underbelly gunner's hatch from Lancaster ED825 .

The ED825 was the third aircraft to be completed with the Type 464 Provisioning Dambuster modifications. The ED825 was used in trials on Boscombe Down to see how aircraft modified to carry the bouncing bomb would fly.

ED825's last mission was on 10th December 1943 when 617 Squadron responded to a request to drop supplies to the underground forces in France. The Lancaster did not return from this mission and was discovered on a hill overlooking the town of Doullens in the Somme region of France. It had been set alight by flak when flying over the town and had flown into the hillside just 35 seconds later. Sadly all the crew died in the crash.

Visitor information

Grantham Museum
Saint Peter’s Hill
Grantham
NG31 6PY

Tel: 01476568783
Email: info@granthammuseum.org.uk
Website: http://www.granthammuseum.org.uk

Other Information

Times: Open every Friday and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.
Admission: Free

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