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
Britain at War
The Outbreak of the First World War, Britain, August 1914
Austro-Hungarian Forces During the First World War 1914-1918
Come Along Boys and Join the Army
Service of Captain David Sutherland With the 1/5th Seaforth Highlanders
King George V's August 1914 commemorative medallion ('The King's Message')
Sport & General Press Agency Collection
The Kaiser's Insult
The Battle and Retreat from Mons August - September 1914