Now open – Explore our newly transformed American Air Museum and hear directly from the men and women whose lives have been shaped by their experiences of war.
Home of the spitfire

Explore how Britain’s air defences developed from the First World War through to the Cold War, and discover how the RAF defended its skies during key battles in the Second World War.

In AirSpace you can get up-close to some of the most famous aircraft in the world, including the Lancaster, Spitfire, Concorde and Vulcan.
Explore around and underneath the aircraft.

See historic aircraft being restored for flight in our Flying Aircraft hangar. Meet the skilled engineers of our flying partners, who make these remarkable aircraft fly again and chat to them about their work.


Our Air and Sea exhibition takes you on a journey from the First World War to the present day.


In our Conservation in Action hangar our team of staff and volunteers are working to safeguard the history of our large museum objects.


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.


Experience the size and scale of the amazing military vehicles in our Land Warfare exhibition. Wander through themed landscapes to discover how fighting on the land has changed from the First World War through to modern conflicts.


Discover the stories of some of the men and women who lived and worked here. Get to know Duxford’s people, try on a replica uniform, fill a pilot’s brain with flying knowledge, and explore the sights, sounds and smells of Duxford.
Lunch and light bites

Visit our on-site restaurant or one of our cafés at IWM Duxford.

Weather permitting

Take to the skies in one of a number of original vintage aircraft at IWM Duxford with our on-site partners, Classic Wings .

Historic Airfield

Established at the end of the First World War, and famous for its role in the Battle of Britain, IWM Duxford is renowned as one of the world leading aviation museums, housing an extraordinary collection of historic aircraft and artefacts within many o

Fun day out

Enjoy a fantastic day out on a visit to IWM Duxford.  Stand in awe of the world’s most famous and fastest planes at this historic airfield and museum.