IWM Duxford

IWM Duxford is Britain’s best-preserved Second World War airfield, with a fascinating history that dates back to the First World War. Its story reflects the landmark achievements made in aviation history.

Historic buildings sit alongside our striking contemporary exhibition halls;  AirSpace and the American Air Museum. Through the rich displays of iconic aircraft and the powerful stories of the men and women involved, we show the impact of aviation on the nature of war and on people’s lives.

With one of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and artillery, in our Land Warfare exhibition, we show how technological development impacts on war and conflict.

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Families

IWM Duxford is the perfect place for a family visit whatever the weather. Children under 16 come free.

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Upcoming Air Show

The Duxford Air Show is a celebration of aviation in its many diverse and varied forms.

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First World War

From soldiers’ favourite slang words to stunning aerial artwork, learn some surprising facts about the First World War.

Browse our history section