AirSpace features over 30 historic British and Commonwealth aircraft, including military and civil types
Get on board Concorde and experience this famous aircraft from inside
Have fun and get hands-on in our interactive gallery, suitable for all ages
Get up close and explore under, over, and around the aircraft and objects that bring IWM Duxford to life
AirSpace tells the story of aviation in Britain and the Commonwealth, featuring over 30 iconic aircraft including Concorde and the Spitfire.
Since the pioneering days of flight, Britain and the Commonwealth have played a major role in the field of aircraft development. In AirSpace you can see many types of both military and civil aircraft through the ages.
The Exhibitions Gallery provides a fun and interactive way for the whole family to learn more about the aircraft and some of the themes you can explore elsewhere at IWM Duxford. And don’t miss the opportunity to go on board our Concorde, open from 10am to 5pm during our summer opening hours and from 11am to 3pm during winter opening hours - please call 01223 835 000 before your visit for the latest information on Concorde operating hours.
AirSpace also features The Wright Flyer Exhibition, which commemorates the first powered, sustained and controlled flight made by the American Wright brothers; a flight that marked the birth of modern aviation. The exhibition showcases an original piece of fabric taken from the Flyer, the aircraft in which the Wright brothers made their inaugural flight.
AirSpace is also home to Airborne Assault, the museum of The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces, which tells the stories of soldiers who go to war from the air.
Collections in Context
War in the Air during the First World War
The First World War was the first conflict in which air power was used by combatant nations...
Aviation was romanticised during the First World War...
The Air War 1939-1945
The Second World War witnessed a major leap in the effectiveness of military aircraft...
From our Collections
The Falklands Conflict, April - June 1982
Admiralty Message announcing the use of codename Operation Dynamo for the evacuation of the BEF, May 1940
VE Day mug
The Allied Campaign in North West Europe, 6 June - 7 May 1945
Royal Proclamation on the Reduction of Domestic Bread Consumption, May 1917
The Campaign in Italy, May 1944
Brussels, VE Day 3
The Battle for Crete, 20 - 31 May 1941
Liberated from Belsen Concentration Camp, 1945