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, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
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.