Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September 2024

Entertainment from 8am-6pm. Flying starts approx 1pm. Advance tickets only.

IWM Duxford

Event shuttle buses run from and to Cambridge train station via Trumpington Park & Ride.

From £49.50

Children aged 15 & under go free with Standard tickets only. IWM members save 10%.

Be part of an event to remember

Step back into summer 1940 at the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life. In the air, on the ground, and even in the clothes you wear!

Presented by Imperial War Museums, discover the sights, sounds and noises of Spitfires, Hurricanes and more in flight plus music and dance from the era, living history and family-friendly activities.

A full 2024 flying list and showground content is coming soon. 

As a charity, every Duxford Air Show 2024 purchase helps IWM continue to tell stories for future generations. 

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Second World War Experience

Battle of Britain Air Show creative

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show takes place at the former RAF site that played a leading 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.

Watch imaginations take flight and inspire curious minds with a Second World War experience that can't be taught in classrooms.


Tickets and prices

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show
Gold Experience

An air show favourite that always sells out! Including onsite parking, a complimentary air show programme and unbeatable views of the flightline within an exclusive seated enclosure. Kids Go Free does not apply.

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show
Standard Adults

Standard tickets include entry to the showground, IWM Duxford’s museums, hangars, special exhibitions and static collections from 8am. Plus, the live-action flying display including the now famous Duxford Spitfire Finale.

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show
Standard Children

Book a standard adult ticket and add children aged 15 and under to your Standard ticket booking for free! Everyone in your party will need a ticket for entry. Kids Go Free applies to Standard ticket bookings only.

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show
Group Tickets

We love to welcome groups and coach tours! Find out more about how to book your group visit or secure a coach parking spot. With limited parking availability, coach spaces sell fast. 

Support us

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show
Grandstand Upgrade

Get a bird's-eye view of the flying with our raised Grandstand seating platform, perfect for photographers. Your seats are now bookable in advance. Book a Standard ticket and add a Grandstand seat to your order.

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show
Adult Spitfire Cap

A navy cotton cap featuring an embroidered circular blueprint of Spitfire Mk XIV. Made from 100% cotton, one size will fit all.

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show
D-Day 80 Collectible Coin

Introducing the D-Day 80th souvenir coin, a must-have collectible for enthusiasts and history buffs featuring a scene from the historic landings.

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show
Air Show Programme and Tote Bag

The 2024 Duxford Air Show programme includes a full list of flying content, site map and specially commissioned articles complimented by a wealth of historic photographs and contemporary aviation images. Paired with our favourite Duxford Sweep the Skies 100% natural cotton tote bag.

The Battle for Arnhem, September 1944

British paratroopers on their way to Arnhem in a USAAF C-47 aircraft on 17 September 1944.
© IWM (K 7586)

Out of the skies, expect a special tribute to the men and machines who undertook 'A Bridge Too Far', inspired by the 80th anniversary of Operation Market Garden.

Help with your booking

  • Advance tickets only

    Book tickets and parking permits now.

  • Terms and conditions

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Look back at 2023

Spitfire taking off at Duxford Air Show

You can browse highlights from our incredible Duxford Battle of Britan Air Show 2023 to see what to expect when we confirm your aircraft participation, living history story tellers and showground activities for Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September 2024.

Traders and Living History Groups

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019 - Spirit of Britain stand in front of aircraft, Saturday 21 September

If you are a living history group, military vehicle or static aircraft collector we have opened expressions of interest to join us at Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show.

We are also looking for high quality, customer-focused traders with relevant products to showcase to our visitors.


Duxford Airfield


IWM Duxford
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  • Cambridge Train Station
  • Whittlesford Parkway Station

IWM Duxford is easy to get to:

Please do not use the postcode for Satnav on the day as special event traffic management plans are in place for your ease and safety.

  • By Car

    IWM Duxford is just south of Cambridge at Junction 10 of the M11 motorway, less than 50 miles from central London and approximately 40 minutes from the M25 (Junction 27).

    Via the M11, the Museum is easily accessible from the A1, A14, M1 and the North.

  • By Train

    We are easy to get to from Cambridge train station via our free event shuttle bus. Services will run from and to Cambridge train station forecourt to IWM Duxford visitor centre. With limited event parking on site, these free shuttle bus services are provided to help more visitors enjoy Duxford Air Shows.

  • Via Trumpington Park and Ride

    IWM Duxford is a museum and live airfield. The historic setting means we have limited available parking both on site and within our surrounding area. If travelling by car, please consider using our free shuttle bus service from Trumpington Park & Ride at Junction 11 off the M11. By parking off site, you will avoid potential parking and traffic queues.

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From the collections

Find out more about the Battle of Britain and 'the Few'.

Battle of Britain

A Few of the Few: RAF Pilots in the Battle of Britain

The pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain are commonly known as the Few. The term was coined by Winston Churchill during a speech in August 1940. But how much do we know about the individual pilots? Discover more about some of the faces that appear in our collection and their brave exploits during the Second World War.

Air Vice-Marshal Keith Park (1892-1975)
Battle of Britain

Who's Who in the Battle of Britain

Learn more about the men who played a vital role in Britain’s struggle for survival in the summer of 1940, including Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, Air Vice-Marshal Keith Park, Hermann Göring, Field Marshal Albert Kesselring, Sydney Camm and R J Mitchell.

Spitfire pilots pose beside the wreckage of a Junkers Ju 87 Stuka, 1940.
© IWM (CH 2064)
Second World War

8 Things You Need To Know About The Battle Of Britain

The Battle of Britain was a major air campaign fought over southern England in the summer and autumn of 1940. Here are 8 things you need to know about one of Britain’s most important victories of the Second World War.