The 1940 Operations Room

IWM Duxford

The Operations Room was the nerve centre of Duxford’s Battle of Britain. From here the men and women who worked on the ground at Duxford directed the station’s pilots into combat.

In one of the best-preserved buildings of its kind, our curators have faithfully recreated the Operations Room as it was in the summer of 1940. Step back in time to the Second World War - hear the sounds of a German air raid and see the equipment, charts and plans which mapped the movements of the aircraft in battle overhead.

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