Historic Duxford

IWM Duxford

Duxford was built for war. Through their own words, original film and real objects, you will discover the stories of some the thousands of men and women who lived and worked here.

Get to know Duxford’s people; fighter ‘ace’ Douglas Bader, First World War clerk Muriel Derby and the coalminer’s son who became one of Duxford’s most celebrated fighter pilots.

An image of a young girl using an interactive part of the Historic Duxford exhibition

Explore the sights, sounds and smells of Duxford

Immerse all your senses with our creative hands-on experiences. Try on a replica uniform, fill a pilot’s brain with flying knowledge, and get up close to the personal items of the people who lived and worked at Duxford.

You can also visit the 1930s Watch Office, where the airfield was controlled, and enjoy the view of Duxford's working runway.

IWM Duxford,
CB22 4QR
Free parking

Junction 10 of the M11 motorway

Nearest train stations are Whittlesford, Royston and Cambridge

Open 10am - 6pm every day

Last admission 5pm