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July 16 @ 4:00 pm 8:00 pm

Don’t miss Lancaster Days, July 16 – 17, 2024

It’s been 10 years since the Lancaster visited the Royal Aviation Museum and we’re beyond excited for its return.

This is one of only two airworthy Lancasters in the world—you won’t want to miss it!

Our thanks to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum for including us on their 2024 Lancaster tour.

Please note: Advance tickets for one of our timed entry slots are highly recommended for this event. If you show up without a pre-purchased ticket, you will not be guaranteed entry.


SCHEDULE:

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Lancaster on static display (not open for tours)
Advance tickets highly recommended (last entry at 7:00 pm)

6:30 pm | Documentary screening, Reunion of Giants
A separate ticket is required for the documentary screening. It is not included with your museum ticket. Learn more and purchase documentary tickets

1:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Lancaster open for tours (tour line closes at 6:00 pm)
Tours are on a first-come, first-served basis
Advance tickets highly recommended
NOTE: The Lancaster is not wheelchair accessible. Visitors need to climb a ladder to get inside.

7:00 – 8:00 pm | Lancaster on static display (not open for tours)
Advance tickets highly recommended

STANDARD ADMISSION RATES APPLY. Discounted admissions are not applicable for July 16 and 17.
Pass holders/members: Tickets to see the Lancaster are included with your pass/membership. Log in to reserve your tickets.


About Lancaster C-GVRA

The Mynarski Memorial Lancaster, also nicknamed VeRA, is owned and operated by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, a non-profit charitable museum in Hamilton, Ontario.

The museum’s restoration crew, consisting mostly of World War II veterans, painstakingly restored the aircraft over eleven years. On September 11, 1988, the restored Lancaster flew again and has flown consistently since then. It has gone on several coast-to-coast tours of Canada and, in 2014, the Lancaster was flown to England to tour the UK with the other flying Lancaster.

This Lancaster is dedicated to the memory of Andrew Mynarski of Winnipeg. It is painted in the colours of his aircraft KB726 – VR-A – that flew with RCAF No. 419 “Moose” Squadron. Andrew Mynarski was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, the Commonwealth’s highest award for gallantry, when his Lancaster was shot down in flames by a German night fighter on June 13, 1944. As the bomber fell, he attempted to free the tail gunner trapped in the rear turret of the blazing and out-of-control aircraft. The tail gunner miraculously survived the crash and lived to tell the story, but Andrew Mynarski sadly died from his severe burns.

On Tuesday, July 16, we’ll be screening Reunion of Giants. This film documents the Lancaster’s flight from Hamilton to the UK. Here, it met up with the other only airworthy Lancaster in the world operated by the Royal Air Force. Tickets for this documentary screening will be on sale soon.

The Lancaster’s visit is generously supported by the Paterson Family Foundation.

2088 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 1C5 Canada

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July 16, 2024 6:30 PM


Reunion of Giants ~ documentary screening

Don’t miss Reunion of Giants, documenting Lancaster C-GVRA’s flight from Hamilton to the UK where it met up with the other only airworthy Lancaster in the world. Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 pm. In 2014, the last two airworthy WWII …

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July 17, 2024 1:30 PM


Visiting aircraft: Avro Lancaster

Don’t miss Lancaster Days, July 16 – 17, 2024 It’s been 10 years since the Lancaster visited the Royal Aviation Museum and we’re beyond excited for its return. This is one of only two airworthy Lancasters in the world—you won’t …

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