Jet Provost on display


Welcome to Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre.

Please note: The centre will be closed on Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December for redecorating. The centre will reopen on Saturday 17 December.

Royal Air Force College Cranwell (the first Military Air Academy in the world) is probably the most famous landmark in Royal Air Force (RAF) history. Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre portrays the fascinating story of this historic establishment from its early days as a Royal Naval Air Service base to the current day.

Discover the history of RAF Cranwell/RAF College Cranwell through artefacts, story boards, displays and exhibits. Try your hand on our interactive exhibits including a flight simulator where you can attempt to land a Jet Provost on the runway at RAF Cranwell before your fuel runs out!

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre has something for all the family to enjoy:

  • Courtyard area with Jet Provost aircraft on display
  • Vampire cockpit
  • Video theatre
  • Shop selling aviation souvenirs, memorabilia, books and gifts
  • Light refreshments available
  • Local tourist information
  • Events programme


  • Flight simulator
  • Aircraft recognition
  • Supply drop
  • Navigation

Interative exhibits at cranwell aviation heritage centre