Step back into summer 1940 for an event to remember

With a live-action flying display, living history groups, our museum and static collections we will honour the stories of the people who lived and fought during the Second World War – and the iconic machines that took to the skies. 

In 2024, we will also remember the 80th anniversary of The Battle for Arnhem and Operation Market Garden. The complete flying list and showground details for Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show will be announced shortly.

As a charity, every Duxford Air Show 2024 purchase helps IWM continue to tell stories for future generations. Gold Experience tickets have sold out and Standard tickets are selling fast:

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‘VIP’ Gold Experiences

Gold Experience seating and a Spitfire in the sunset
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An air show favourite that always sells out fast! Enjoy a special day out as our VIP guest including:

  • Unbeatable views of the flightline providing the best experience on the day. 
  • Entry to the exclusive Gold Marquee providing indoor and outdoor seating. 
  • Onsite parking.
  • A complimentary Duxford Air Show programme.
  • Talks relevant to the theme of the air show, exclusively from the comfort of the Gold Marquee. 
  • Pilot meet and greet opportunities, subject to pilot availability on the day. 
  • Visitors with a disability can bring one personal assistant free of charge. 

Your Gold Experience benefits include:

  • One complimentary VIP onsite parking permit.
  • One complimentary air show programme.
  • Gold Experience ticket holders with a disability can bring a personal assistant. 
  • If more than one personal assistant is needed, please contact See Tickets customer services to discuss.
  • Please note: the Gold Experience Personal Assistant ticket does not include an air show programme.

Gold Experience

Support us

If you are able to, please consider adding a donation to help IWM preserve our collections and share our stories with every generation.

Please note

Children aged under 16 attending with their parents will need Gold Experience full price tickets to be part of this VIP experience.

Standard Adult and Child Tickets

Visitors taking photos at Duxford Air Shows
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Book a Standard adult ticket and add children aged 15 and under to your Standard ticket purchase for free!

Your air show experience includes:

  • Entry from 8am
  • Access to IWM Duxford’s museums, hangars, special exhibitions and static collections. 
  • An all-action live flying display to fill your afternoon. 
  • Free event shuttle bus services from and to Cambridge Train Station and Trumpington Park and Ride.

Our special Kids Go Free Standard ticket offer does not apply to Gold Experience tickets. 

Grandstand Seating Upgrade

Grandstand visitors point their cameras to the sky at Duxford Air Shows
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Grandstand seating is available for Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show Standard ticket bookers:

  • This is an optional add on to your Standard ticket booking. 
  • Located on the flightline sitting up to four metres above the crowds.
  • Perfect for photography and aviation fans who want the best photo opportunities.
  • After adding your standard ticket(s) to your booking, please add the number of Grandstand seats required.
  • Everyone in your party should have a Grandstand seat ticket if they intend to sit in the stand.
  • Please note that you will need to climb steps to reach your seat.

Grandstand seat upgrades are £20 per person, plus your Standard admission ticket price. 

Receive 10% off as an IWM member!

Become a member and benefit from:

  • Priority booking on selected IWM events. 
  • Exclusive access to the IWM members area (subject to availability).
  • 10% off Duxford Air Show Standard tickets.
  • 10% off in IWM shop. 
  • Plus year round free entry to IWM Duxford, Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast.

Already a member? Check your inbox for your members promo code and book now.

Standard Tickets

Kids Go Free!

To help more families discover air shows, kids go free! 

Book a Standard adult ticket and add children aged 15 and under, free.

Getting Here

Free event shuttle buses are available from and to Cambridge Train Station and Trumpington Park and Ride when you show your ticket(s).

If you intend to park onsite you will need to purchase a parking permit. Only limited permits are available, please book early to secure your parking.

IWM member benefits

IWM members please have your promo codes ready to claim your 10% discount on Standard ticket purchases and to secure your place in the IWM members area.*

 

You will find your IWM members promo code on the email you received from us on joining or renewing. Search your inbox for [email protected].

New members will receive their promo codes on their joining email.

*Access to members area is subject to availability.

IWM members

Remember to:

Remember to add a parking permit if you intend to park onsite. Parking permits will sell out quickly.

About your membership:

Please ensure you have a valid active membership and valid membership card(s) on the date of your visit as well as the date of your purchase.  

Help with your booking

  • Terms and conditions

    Please do make sure you have read the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show terms and conditions before you attend.

  • Any questions?

    Please read our handy Q&A if you have a query on our live event or your ticket booking.

  • Ticket queries

    For any questions about your ticket once you have made a purchase, please contact our ticketing partner See Tickets.

Support Us

Exclusive merchandise is available to add to your ticket purchase when securing your place at Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show.

With only limited programmes available on the day, we can't guarantee your copy without your pre-purchase. Receive the special pre-booking price of £8 when you add a programme to your ticket order for pick up on the day.

IWM members receive 10% off of merchandise and programmes.

As a charity, your purchases support the work we do.

  • £8
    Battle of Britain Air Show Programme 2024 Teaser

    Official Duxford Air Show Programme

    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. With only a few extra programmes printed for on the day sale, guarantee your programme and save £2 by pre-purchasing for pick up on arrival.

    Buy now
  • £5
    Duxford Air Shows 2024 D-Day coin

    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.

    Buy now
  • £15
    Spitfire blueprint baseball cap

    Spitfire Blueprint Cap

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

    Buy now
  • £10.40
    Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2024 Programme and Tote bag combo

    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.

    Buy now

Advance tickets only. Pre-purchase your tickets, parking permit, programme and merchandise now.

Coaches and groups welcome

Duxford Summer Air Show, view from above

We are looking for coach tour operators who share our passion for delivering high quality, unforgettable experiences to guests at IWM Duxford Air Shows. Contact us today.

Location

Duxford Airfield

Address

IWM Duxford
Duxford
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QR

  • Cambridge Train Station
  • Whittlesford Parkway Station

Getting to Duxford Air Show

We are easy to get to by car and train. With limited onsite parking we encourage you to use our free event shuttle buses from and to Cambridge Train Station via Trumpington Park and Ride at Junction 11 off the M11.

If you do drive to the event, you must have a pre-purchased parking permit and follow signs on your arrival. Traffic management plans will be in place for your ease and safety on the day.  

Visitors arrive at Duxford Air Shows
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How to get to a Duxford Air Show