We'll Meet Again

WW2 Homefront Museum

Wartime History Brought to Life

For special events, visit the 'Dates for your Diary' pages below.

... and how we began.

Welcome to We’ll Meet Again, an award-winning WW2 Homefront Museum, based at Freiston Shore, near Boston, Lincolnshire.

This local gem was the overall winner of Pride of Boston 2018 award, runner up in the Destination Lincolnshire Tourism Excellence Awards 2022, and in April 2023 received the YMCA Age-friendly Business award.

The museum is located adjacent to a series of WW2 coastal defences built to protect the Port of Boston, which form part of the historical experience.

Originally a mobile museum visiting schools delivering our unique and highly acclaimed teaching of life at home during WW2, we opened the doors to our static museum in August 2017 - and have been adding to our comprehensive range of exhibits ever since.

We'll Meet Again Museum
www.wma-ww2museum.co.uk 
paulandlindab@hotmail.co.uk

Registered Charity Number: 1176638



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The Ration Book Café is open to visitors from 10am - 4pm Friday to Sunday and Bank Holidays. It's also available for Group Visits at other times as required. Fully wheelchair accessible there is seating in the cafe, under cover outside and at various picnic benches around the site. If you are a wheelchair user, disabled, or reliant on support, our volunteers will be pleased to deliver your order to your chosen location if need-be. Hot and cold drinks, cakes and light lunches are available. Assistance dogs only, are welcome in the cafe and the covered eating area, but if you have your dog with you (on a lead) you're more than welcome to use one of the picnic benches at various locations around the site.

If you have a special event, daytime or evening group visit planned, a finger buffet can be arranged in advance, and we have a number of caterers who can be called in. If either you, or one of your guests have special dietary requirements or have a specific food allergy, do please be sure to make this known to us well before the event.


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  • VISITING DISPLAYS AND MUSIC

Opening Times and Admission

Normal Opening Times: The Museum is open 10:00-16:00, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We are also open to the public every Bank Holiday. Admission Prices: Adults £7 ~ Children under 16yrs £5 ~ Children under 4yrs free ~ Family admission (2 Adults & 2 Children) £19. Assistance dogs are aways welcome throughout the site. If you have a well-behaved family dog with you, provided it's kept on a lead you are welcome to bring it onto our site, but not into the exhibition halls, the Ration Book Cafe or its adjacent eating areas. There are other seating areas and picnic tables throughout the site that you can make use of. Thanks for your understanding.

Homefront exhibits

Homefront exhibits

In the Homefront Hall there is a typical ‘shop’ counter of the period displaying numerous products and packaging items, from breakfast cereal to Sunlight Soap to Spam! The cash till, weighing scales and glass jars of sweets all add to the effect. Elsewhere there are Women’s Land Army artefacts, nurse’s uniforms, children’s toys, equipment used in the home at that time from mangles to mincers, 1940’s fashions and items that many older visitors will see and say, ‘I remember those!’.

Genuine Anderson Shelter

Genuine Anderson Shelter

Members of the public have been very generous, and on occasion have donated WW2 items that have been in their possession for years or been owned by a close family member who has passed away and they wished to share their memories with others. One such item is an Anderson Shelter which is on display at the edge of the Parade Ground along with some wartime bicycles.

Take to the air - Gift Vouchers available

Take to the air - Gift Vouchers available

Our Lancaster bomber cockpit which was featured in the 2019 film Lancaster Skies, has been fitted with a computer system delivering a 3D VR (virtual reality) flight experience. Adjacent seats are available for the pilot’s family or friends and there is a large screen where they can see what the pilot is seeing through their VR goggles. ear the engines, feel the vibration - be amazed!

The Blitz Experience.

The Blitz Experience.

In the Main Hall we have a Blitz Experience which offers a very impressive view of what it was like to be exposed to a WW2 bombing raid. The recorded narrative is delivered by an American WW2 reporter of the time Ed Murrow. There are recorded sound effects, spotlights and smoke effects. Seating is provided and all in all, it's a memorable example of what it must have been like for those who experienced it. Really something to remember. Please note that as all the main lights are turned off, in order to maintain the safety of visitors in the hall The Blitz Experience is generally reserved for private group visits.

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The Police Station

Beside the Parade Ground is our Police Station, which is a typical example of a wartime office and holding cell. Items on display include a Bakelite telephone, wartime posters, officer’s torches and truncheons, a vintage typewriter and many other items kindly donated by a serving police officer.

Adjacent Military Bunkers

Nearby and accessible to museum visitors are a number of WW2 coastal defence emplacements that were built during WW2 to help protect the Port of Boston and the surrounding area. They include a Searchlight Observation Post, to help identify approaching aircraft, Anti-Aircraft Artillery pillbox and Shelter for troops including what could have been a billet.

Special Events

Throughout the year we host 'special events', for example on Armed Forces Day and to remember various other wartime events - not forgetting our own Museum Opening Anniversary event. We regularly hold displays on our display ground at the rear and a number of local organisations come to display classic cars, wartime memorabilia and more. See DATES FOR YOUR DIARY page.

... an amazing experience.

Our 3D VR (Virtual Reality) Lancaster attraction is an amazing experience. You don't need any flying experience, our 'flight engineer' will give you a pre-flight briefing and then, off you go!

Take control of this iconic WW2 Bomber and you really could believe that you are flying it.

You can take to the sky from your chosen Lincolnshire airfield and enjoy 360-degree views of stunning scenery. Flights are either 30 minutes (£40), or a full hour (£70) and if you bring friends or family with you, they can sit beside the cockpit, watch you enjoy the experience and even see on a large screen, what you see in your VR goggles.

We've had a number of qualified pilots take control and numerous people have come back for another flight. Recently a guide from the nearby Battle of Britain Memorial Flight received a flight in our simulator as a birthday gift. He was so excited and managed a pretty good landing at the end.
Flight Gift Vouchers available in 2024

(NB: Flying helmet with goggles, oxygen mask and leather flying jacket for display purposes only!)

No special clothing is required, and you won't need to wear an oxygen mask either. You will however have to wear a light-weight 3D Virtual Reality (VR) headset, but it is not heavy, has an adjustable strap and will not cover your nose or ears.

In terms of flying experience, you don't even have to have been on an aeroplane before! When you arrive for your flight experience, our flight engineer will talk you through the controls, show you how they operate and what they do. After which - up you go!

Don't worry if you don't get the hang of it immediately, the engineer will be watching an onboard computer screen as you fly and will advise if you need to do anything to keep airborne. If by chance you do 'crash the plane' then there will be no damage done to you, the flight simulator or anything else for that matter.
As you can imagine, the flight sim’ attracts a lot of interest, so the best route forward would probably be to note any convenient times, and then call the museum (open Fri, Sat and Sun 10am – 4pm) and select the available booking date/time that suits you best. The number to call is 07903 529614. We can accept payment, by card, over the phone.

Alternatively, you can email us at any time with a request for a flight simulator session and we'll get back to you. Email address paulandlindab@hotmail.co.uk - or use the 'Contact Us' page towards the end of this website.

You can also book a flight in person. Sometimes you may even be lucky and get one on the day.
We are currently considering the sale of admission gift tickets online. As soon as we've introduced the service, you will be able to do this, but due to the possibility of tickets being forged, they will not be sent via email, only by post, or by collection in person. Watch this space!

Group Visits

If you run a group, or perhaps you support veterans, senior citizens or disabled people and would like to arrange a mid-week (Monday to Thursday) private group visit to the museum then please get in touch to find out more. Parking, disabled parking, room for coaches and special event overflow parking available, free of charge.

Young people

We have a group of young pupils and students who have been working in our 'display' trenches and running tours of the WW2 gunline for our visitors. Fully kitted out in uniform they are knowledgeable, helpful and polite. Visitors are always most complementary about the way they act. We always welcome young people with a wish to learn more about the war years. Children too (with adults) are welcome to visit the Museum and those who do come regularly, frequently return with other relatives for additional visits.

Wheelchair friendly and Age friendly

The main Exhibition Halls, pathways, Ration Book Café, outdoor and covered eating areas are wheelchair accessible. In the halls there are seating areas and seating outside is also available. We offer disabled toilet facilities and disabled parking and our volunteers are always ready to help and arrange contact with certain exhibits when asked. Assistance Dogs are always welcome. We are also proud to be recipients of the YMCA Age-friendly Business award. Thanks to Tesco's Community Grant and the Lincolnshire CO-OP Community Fund we also have a Defibrillator available for use in case of emergencies. (Electrician Mark pictured)

... we'll make it a day you'll look forward to repeating.


We welcome group visits and are pleased to offer the opportunity to your group to have private access to the museum and all its facilities, without having to compete with others. Indeed, if you wish to hold a private meeting here, and then perhaps enjoy a buffet lunch followed by the rest of your visit touring the museum, that's fine by us. Evening events are also available.

You name it; AGMs, Charities, Classic Car clubs, Military Vehicle collectors, Veterans' groups, U3A groups, sports clubs, musicians, care home residents, all are welcome - we'd be delighted to offer our services.

If you are perhaps a care home operative and wish to bring a group of special needs residents - each with their own helper - for a private visit then we'll be happy to offer helpers a special admission price or even free entry if they have to push a wheelchair. 
Why not get in touch to discuss your needs?

Free off-road parking, an overflow car park, and room for coaches all add to visitor's safety. The entire site is fenced. At the rear of our facility, we also have a large fenced and grassed display area.

The Museum is not accessible to the public during group and official educational visits or privately booked events.








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For sale in our Ration Book Café, which is open to visitors from 10am - 4pm Friday to Sunday and Bank Holidays, Boston Big Local* have kindly provided a number of copies of the Boston UK version of the Monopoly board game, which we have for sale at £30 each. This special version of the game has names and images of various localities of Boston town and logos of some locations around the outside of the board, including The Gliderdrome - Boston's local music venue, Boston United Football Club, and more, including Boston-themed playing pieces, community chest and chance cards.
Thank you Boston Big Local.

We also have a wide range of other items you may want to purchase, from car tax disc size museum window stickers you can put on your car windscreen, jigsaw puzzles kindly donated by our visitors and a wide range of original paintings, beautifully created embroidered pictures and so much more.

*Boston Big Local (BBL) is one of 150 areas that have been awarded £1million to make a lasting and positive difference to their local community.






  • We'll Meet Again Museum, Shore Road, Freiston Shore, Boston, England, United Kingdom PE22 0LY
  • https://www.wma-ww2museum.co.uk

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