The story of how Lincolnshire became the centre of the aircraft industry during the First World War and the men and women who made it possible.

Tracing the rapid innovation within the fledgling aviation industry, this exhibition looks at the largely untold story of the women who worked in factories constructing aircraft from designs straight off the drawing boards.

It also examines the threat of the Zeppelins and the pilots who strove to defeat them night after night. On display is a Victoria Cross won by William Leefe Robinson, who destroyed an airship in 1916, the first to be shot down over Great Britain, while flying an aircraft built in Lincoln.

Highlights also include Zeppelin-era memorabilia from the Bundeswehr Museum of Military History in Dresden never before seen in this country.

The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire

Danes Terrace, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1LP

01522 782040


Opening times

Mon – Sun, 10am – 4pm (last entry 3.45pm)

Closed 24 – 26 Dec, 31 Dec and 1 Jan

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