Imperial War Museums explores conflict and its impact on people’s lives.

IWM is a family of five museums recording and showcasing experiences of modern conflict. Some of those experiences paint a picture of everyday life in wartime, others give us a glimpse of something exceptional. All of them help us to explore the causes of war and its impact on people’s lives. 

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Duxford Air Shows 2019

Patrouille de France at Duxford Air Festival
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Duxford Air Shows
Duxford Air Festival 2019

IWM Duxford

Saturday and Sunday 25-26 May 2019

Flying Legends Air Show
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Duxford Air Shows
Flying Legends 2019

IWM Duxford

Saturday and Sunday 13-14 July 2019

Spitfire MkIa at Duxford Air Festival
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Duxford Air Shows
Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019

IWM Duxford

Saturday and Sunday 21-22 September 2019

What's On

Boys in Belfast boiler room at Ship Shape event
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Easter, Family
Ship Shape

HMS Belfast

Saturday 13 April and Saturday 20 April 2019

IWM Duxford
Tour, Easter
Duxford Uncovered: The Battle of Britain

IWM Duxford

Until end of May

Upward facing shot of IWM Atrium
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Tour
A Century of War Tour

IWM London

Weekdays

D-Day

D-Day75

D-Day

D-Day75

This June marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest combined naval, air and land operation in the history of warfare.

From 1 – 9 June we will retell the extraordinary land, air and sea story through our Second World War collection and three historic sites, HMS Belfast, IWM Duxford and Churchill War Rooms, which experienced first-hand the events of D-Day.

D-Day 75
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Join IWM Membership

Become a member for a year of great days out at all five IWM museums. Benefits include unlimited free admission to HMS Belfast, Churchill War Rooms and IWM Duxford from just £35.
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Battle of Britain

Listen To RAF Pilots Tell The Story Of The Battle Of Britain

Battle of Britain

Listen To RAF Pilots Tell The Story Of The Battle Of Britain

RAF pilots were at the heart of the Battle of Britain. Just 3,000 men stood between Britain and a German invasion – those who Winston Churchill famously called ‘The Few’. From terrifying dogfights in the skies over England, to the impact of heavy losses and extreme fatigue, listen to the memories of the Battle of Britain RAF pilots.
Operations: Pilots seen running to their aircraft.