Control centre of Duxford’s Battle of Britain

The 1940 Operations Room

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.

Talks and Events
An image of a woman in 1940's clothing standing by a Spitfire

VE Day Anniversary Air Show

Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May 2015

Our special flying display will honour the Allied forces, from across the world, who contributed to victory in Europe. Get a half price child ticket, plus 10% off, when you book early (deadlines apply).

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An image of a man in RAF uniform standing beside a Spitfire

Duxford and the Battle of Britain Tour

Selected dates

Discover how RAF Duxford operated during the Battle of Britain. Our tour reveals the command and control systems, compares the fighter aircraft that took part and tells the stories of the fighter ‘aces’ who flew from RAF Duxford.

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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.