What to See

Our flying display honours the Allied forces, from across the world, who contributed towards victory in Europe.  Across the museum, we remember victory on the home front and pay tribute to the people who endured the Second World War.


Historic Duxford is an exhibition and site trail for families which explores Duxford's time as an RAF airfield from 1918 to 1961.
From the awesome artillery barrages of the First World War to the high-speed conflict of modern-day conflicts, Land Warfare charts how technological advances have changed the face of war.
Explore the two former RAF Type 2 hangars where some of the privately-owned historic aircraft are restored, maintained and prepared for flight.
A team of dedicated staff and volunteers at IWM Duxford care for hundreds of our unique exhibits. Much of this vital work is carried out in full view of visitors.
Battle of Britain looks at this pivotal moment in Britain’s history as well as considering air defence of the UK during the First World War and Cold War.
AirSpace tells the story of aviation in Britain and the Commonwealth, featuring over 30 iconic aircraft including Concorde and the Spitfire.
The American Air Museum at IWM Duxford stands as a memorial to the 30,000 American airmen who gave their lives flying from UK bases during the Second World War, and also honours those who fought in Korea, Vietnam, Libya, Iraq and other conflicts and battles of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
As an island, Britain’s control of the sea was vital to its defence. Air and Sea shows the changes in defence methods, from the giant battleships of the First World War to modern-day submarines and aircraft carriers.
A reconstruction of the place where RAF Duxford’s fighter aircraft were directed into combat during the Battle of Britain.