10 and 11 September 2022

8am to 6pm

IWM Duxford

Standard tickets £45.00 / £15.00

Advance bookings only

A weekend of history

In the air, on the ground, and even in the clothes you wear! The Battle of Britain Air Show returns to bring the 1940s to life.

From vintage aviation and the stories of those who served at RAF Duxford, to living history groups and entertainment from the era. See historic Duxford come to life at one of the site's best loved events of the year.


Tickets & Experiences

Advance ticket booking only. Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show is our most popular event of the season. Check availability and book now to avoid disappointment.

  • £105
    The Gold Experience at IWM Duxford Air Shows

    Gold Experience

    The Gold Experience is an exclusive package to make your Air Show weekend extra special.


    Enjoy the best uninterrupted views across the airfield with marquee entry.


    Plus VIP parking and a complimentary programme.


  • £45 / £15
    costumed actors on Duxford's flightline

    Standard tickets

    Enjoy a full day of entertainment, from 8am.


    Ticket prices include the flying action, showground entertainment and museum entry.


    Plus! Free for 2022. Walk the Flightline before 12 noon and see the aircraft and crews up close.

  • £40.50 / £13.50
    IWM member Pete. Their silhouette made up of images from the IWM Collection

    Member tickets

    Members enjoy 10% off standard Air Show tickets*.


    Become a member before you book Air Show tickets for the best available prices and other air show benefits.


    *10% discount applies for members joining after 28 January 2021

  • £20
    Grandstand visitors point their cameras to the sky at Duxford Air Shows

    The Grandstand

    Enjoy a birds-eye view of the action.


    Perfect for photography and aviation fans looking for the best photo opportunities, The Grandstand is located on the Flightline, four metres above the crowd.


    Please add Grandstand to your standard ticket when your book your day.

  • £5
    Car at IWM duxford

    Parking permits

    Limited permits are available for onsite parking.


    Please add a parking permit to your booking if you intend to drive to the Air Show. Blue badge parking and standard parking permits are £5.


    Please add a parking permit to your booking before you checkout.

Tickets include

Spirit of Britain Living History Group 19 Squadron Pilot Scramble at  Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

Tickets include

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show is presented by IWM Duxford, the former RAF site that played a central role in some of the most dramatic days in 20th century history - serving as a base for many of the Spitfire and Hurricane pilots during the Second World War.

You can explore IWM Duxford as part of your ticket price, including:

  • IWM Duxford’s vast range of historic buildings, hangars, exhibitions, huge aircraft, tanks and boats
  • The five-star 'Spine-tingling' (The Telegraph) Battle of Britain exhibitions
  • The story of two nations united through war in the award-winning American Air Museum
  • Get up close to the historic static aircraft collections across the airfield


  • Enjoy the Flightline until 12 noon where you can get up close to the aircraft set to take to the skies later in the day
  • All the extra special entertainment across the showground to see and experience before the flying takes off
  • The air show experience, including the now famous mass spitfire flypast

  • costumed actors on Duxford's flightline
    © IWM

    Immerse yourself in history

    Hear the roar of Merlin engines fill the air above this important fighter station, famous for defending Britain during the Second World War.  

  • Battle of Britain Spirit of Britain photo shoot

    Dress the part

    Dust off your tea dresses, shake out your tweed and show off your victory rolls for a fabulous 1940s day out.


  • Costumed dancers at Duxford Air Shows

    Special entertainment

    Enjoy all the action in the skies and on the ground with entertainment and special activities for all ages.

  • Living History group Ops 39-45 at Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show
    © Ops 39-45

    Living history

    Step back into summer 1940 as the museum, hangars and airfield transform for the weekend with living history groups.

  • UP AN' AT 'EM! HISTORY Re-actor with boy in front of a Spitfire

    Remembering the past

    Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show is a day out steeped in history. For families of all ages, enjoy exploring the past together.

Become a member

Enjoy year round free entry to IWM Duxford, Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast. Plus, a 10% discount on Air Show tickets, free entry to Flying Days and much more!

Spitfires, Hurricanes and more

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I over Duxford Airfield

Spitfires, Hurricanes and more

Witness daring air displays, dogfights, and aerobatics – ending with the splendour of our now famous mass Spitfire flypast in the skies where history happened.

Experience together an emotional and spectacular flying display at an event to remember.




Pre-order your Air Show Programme or Duxford merchandise to collect on the day when you book your tickets. As a charity, every purchase helps IWM continue to tell stories for future generations.

  • Duxford sweep the skies baseball cap

    Duxford sweep the skies baseball cap

    A classic cotton baseball cap to fit all sizes with a sweep the skies embroidered badge stitched onto the front of the cap. 

  • Kids Spitfire baseball cap

    Kids Spitfire baseball cap

    This navy cotton kids cap features an embroidered Spitfire logo hand stitched onto the front. One size fits all, this cap is perfect for the aspiring aviator! 

  • Spitfire blueprint baseball cap

    Spitfire blueprint baseball cap

    A navy cotton cap featuring an embroidered circular blueprint of Spitfire Mk XIV. This one size fits all cap is perfect for sunny days at Duxford Airfield spent plane spotting.

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