Battle of Britain 80 Brand Mark

Mark the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain at the UK's Commemorative Show 

Be part of the 80th anniversary Battle of Britain Air Show at IWM Duxford - the historic home of the Spitfire and the men and women who lived, served and fought during Summer 1940.

Witness the now-famous Duxford Spitfire Flypast, a sight of pure emotion, reflection and pride. You’ll be standing where the ‘Few’ of 19 Squadron and pilots from across the world stood, as they took off from RAF Duxford to defend the skies of Britain.

Special Offer

This popular special event marking the men, women and aircraft whose history is entwined with summer 1940 will be even more poignant in 2020 as we mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Ticket demand is due to be higher than usual and will sell out early. For an extra reason to book and secure your place at this historic event today, save £5 per person with our special Early Bird prices.



Children aged 15 & under go free with pre-booked tickets

£24.80 £28.80 £31 £36

Tickets & Experiences

  • Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019 - Spirit of Britain stand in front of aircraft, Saturday 21 September
    Standard Tickets, Special Prices

    Special prices for a special event - Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show will sell-out. As an extra incentive to secure your place in history, save £5 per person today.

    • Gates open at 8am for all-day entry to IWM Duxford - museum, hangars, exhibitions and collections
    • Special activities across the museum, only available on air show days, packed with history 
    • Mass Spitfire flypast and historic aircraft take to the skies to honour the men, women and aircraft whose stories are entwined with the Second World War
    • Complimentary shuttle buses from Royston and Cambridge rail stations, or from Trumpington Park & Ride near Cambridge. With limited on-site parking, parking permits will sell out quickly. The best way to travel is by train, coach or Park & Ride.
    • Free child tickets for children aged 15 and under, when booked in advance with your ticket purchase
  • Grandstand visitors point their cameras to the sky at Duxford Air Shows
    The Grandstand Experience

    Pre-book a front-row seat and sit back to enjoy elevated views of exceptional flying:

    • Great for photographers and enthusiasts
    • Enjoy elevated views from our seating area close to the Flightline
    • Your secured seat allows you to relax and explore historic Duxford, the showground including shops, trade stands, food outlets and the Flightline Experience, before the flying starts
    • When the historic flying begins, get the very best aerial shots - detail, closeness and staging - all against Duxford's historic backdrop
    • Exclusivity - numbers are managed to protect the quality of your experience 
    • Just £15 if you book your Grandstand Experience upgrade in advance, when booking your event entry ticket.
  • The Gold Experience at IWM Duxford Air Shows
    The Gold Experience

    Strictly limited access to ensure the exceptional quality of the offer, this is your exclusive experience, from just £95:

    • Best views in the house with exceptional viewpoints
    • Dedicated viewing marquee to protect you from the weather -  come rain or shine
    • Flightline Experience access - unlimited entry from your private enclosure before flying starts 
    • Guaranteed VIP parking onsite
    • Seating and tables 
    • Access to private catering, refreshments  and a cash bar to avoid queues
    • Private Toilets
    • Complimentary Duxford Air Show programme
    • Exclusivity - numbers are managed to protect the quality of your experience
    • Children will need a full price Gold Experience ticket for this exclusive Experience
  • Hurricanes on the flightline walk at Duxford Air Shows
    © IWM
    The Flightline Experience

    Get up close to the incredible flying line up with The Flightline Experience, before the historic flying takes off:

    • 'Behind the Barriers' access to the aircraft flying in the anniversary show
    • Enjoy unique closeness, walking between and up close to the aircraft, before they take to the skies
    • Entry is strictly limited -  for both numbers and time. Entry closes at 12 noon.
    • Pre-book your £5 Flightline Experience when you book your event tickets - if access sells out in advance, we can't offer tickets on the day.
  • IWM Membership marquee and Vampire Jet at Duxford Air Shows
    © IWM
    Premium Member Benefits

    Enjoy Members-only benefits, with IWM Premium Membership.

    • 20% off already discounted Early Bird Standard prices. 
    • When Early Bird promo ends, enjoy 20% off Standard ticket prices
    • An exclusive area only for Premium Members, with seats and cover to keep you comfortable, whatever the weather
    • Discounted café (15% discount already applied) within the Premium Members Area to enjoy light refreshments during the show
    • Enjoy 15% off IWM refreshment outlets and 15% off at IWM retail stands and shops
  • Crowd enjoying the showground entertainment at Battle of Britain Air Show
    Groups and Coach Parties Welcome

    We love (pre-booked) crowds! If you are a coach or group organiser, contact our Customer Services Team on 0207 091 3043 for more information.

    • Book today and make sure your group benefits from the great-value Early Bird standard ticket offer
    • Limited tickets are available at this special price and there are limited available coach parking/ large vehicle parking spaces at the event.
    • Contact us as soon as possible to secure your coach or large vehicle parking requirements. These parking spaces will sell out quickly. 
    • For coach operators, a non-refundable parking fee and minimum number of pre-booked tickets are required to secure your space at the event. Contact us today.


Duxford Air Show extras include pre-booked Duxford Air Show Programmes, Grandstand Upgrades and an exclusive baseball hat. Browse and order extras when you book your event ticket. Forgotten your parking permit? You can book parking here. Please read our FAQs if you have any queries on the right ticket for you.

Battle of Britain 2019 Highlights

Battle of Britain 2019 Highlights

Packed full of history, visitors stepped back in time to experience Britain's Finest Hour.

In 2020, be part of the UK's special event to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, where history happened.

'A Weekend I'll Never Forget'

Spitfire formation against a blue sky, at Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019

'A Weekend I'll Never Forget'

'Thank you - I was enthralled and moved - I shed a tear'

'Thank you so much for organising this show - it is such a privilege to be able to see these beautiful planes flying in such a historic location'

'A fantastic day out for all the family. So much to see and enjoy. Many thanks for putting on a terrific show'

'An amazing day, informative and emotional'

What You Need to Know

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Armourer Fred Roberts re-arms Supermarine Spitfire Mark IA, X4474 'QV-I', of No. 19 Squadron RAF at Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire, while the pilot, Sergeant B J Jennings, has a word with his mechanic. Manor Farm can be seen in the background.
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