Tickets now on sale for Immersive Histories: Dambusters Virtual Reality Experience
Free Admission - We're open daily from 10.00am (parking charges apply)

Immersive Histories: Dambusters

16 March - 31 December 2019

The Dambusters Immersive Histories Logo

Step back in time to the early hours of 17 May 1943 and on board Lancaster G-George to join the Dambusters on their legendary mission.

Using the latest virtual reality and haptic technology, in conjunction with a physical 1:1 recreation of the interior of the iconic Avro Lancaster bomber, experience key events from the Dambusters Raid as never before. Witness decisive moments play out before you as you explore the aircraft piloted by Wing Commander Guy Gibson DSO and Bar, DFC and Bar. 

Step into the shoes of Wireless Operator Wireless Operator Flt Lt Robert Hutchinson (c) CX Creative 

Listen to communications between the crew as their mission progresses. Monitor the aircraft’s altitude and route as you gaze out of the Lancaster’s windows. Witness the Ruhr Valley as it whizzes past at very low altitude; feel the tension increase as each Lancaster endeavours to bust the Möhne Dam, before learning the outcome of your mission.


Each detail has been painstakingly recreated using primary accounts from crew members who flew the mission, and with the assistance of experts on Operation CHASTISE and the Avro Lancaster bomber.

See the campaign unfold before you as Navigator Plt Off Harlo Taerum would have

Access Details

Flying with the Dambusters is an experience to be cherished. To make sure that you are fully prepped for your immersive Virtual Reality experience, please read our Terms and Conditions before buying your ticket. This experience is suitable for visitors aged 13+ only.

If after reading our Terms and Conditions you are still unsure whether you can totally immerse yourself in our Dambusters Virtual Reality Experience and fully enjoy it safely, please consult with your doctor before purchasing your tickets. Please note that once purchased tickets for this experience are non-transferable and non-refundable.


Ticket Price

Cost: £10.00 General Visitors, £8.00 Museum Members
Experience Length: 10 minutes
Location: Hangar 5, Dambusters Exhibition

 

You can also purchase your ticket from the experience itself, subject to availability.

Access Times

This immersive Virtual Reality experience runs daily from 10.30am - 5.00pm daily. Tickets may be pre-booked for time-slots up to 2.30pm. After 2.30pm just turn up.

This immersive experience was created by All Seeing Eye and funded by CreativeXR, a VR/AR content innovation programme created and run by Digital Catapult and Arts Council England, with support from Innovate UK. For more information on the programme please visit www.creativexr.co.uk .

It supports the Royal Air Force Museum’s vision to share the RAF story in new innovative ways that bring to life iconic moments from the service’s history. 

FAQS

If you have any questions about our cutting-edge virtual reality experience, combining the latest technology with a physical set, please click here.

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