Discover the battle for Britain's skies

Battle of Britain Hangar

At the centre of Duxford’s historic site discover how Britain protected its skies during the Second World War and see how Britain’s air defences developed from the First World War through to the Cold War.


See a genuine veteran of the Battle of Britain - the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and hear the memories of the young men who fought to defend Britain's skies.


Visit IWM Duxford

IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR

Plan your visit

Free parking

Junction 10 of the M11 motorway

Nearest train stations are Whittlesford, Royston and Cambridge

Summer season (until 24 October 2015) open 10am - 6pm. Last admission 5pm.

Winter season (25 October 2015 - 11 March 2016) open 10am - 4pm. Last admission 3pm.