10 and 11 September 2022

8am to 6pm

IWM Duxford

Shuttle buses run from and to Cambridge Station and Trumpington Park and Ride

Adult standard price £45.00

Pre-booking required. Special experiences and upgrades are available.

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 our best loved events of the year.

Tickets are selling fast - Saturday and Sunday Gold Experience tickets are SOLD OUT.

Don't miss out! Check standard ticket availability and book now:

Book Saturday 10 September Book Sunday 11 September


Tickets & Experiences

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show is our most popular event of the season. Check availability and book now to avoid disappointment. Gold Experience tickets for Saturday and Sunday are already sold out!

  • £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. Includes VIP parking and a complimentary programme.


    Visitors with a disability can bring a personal assistant free of charge.

    Sold Out
  • £45
    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.

    Standard adult tickets £45. Standard child tickets £15.
  • £40.50
    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

    Member adult tickets £40.50. Standard child tickets £13.50.
  • £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 the Grandstand to your standard booking
  • £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

 Advance ticket booking only. Tickets are not available online or on the gate on the day of the event. Bookings are powered by See tickets. No booking fees apply. 

Spitfires, Hurricanes and so much more!

MH434 Spitfire

Spitfires, Hurricanes and so much 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.

Look out for more exciting additions to our flying line up in the months ahead.

Flying List 


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

The Showground: Enjoy immersive activities that provide fun for families and children of all ages across the site. Enjoy talks, workshops, hand on activities, living history and more.


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!

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.

  • Battle of Britain: A visual history book cover

    Battle of Britain: A visual history

    This highly illustrated hardback book tells the heroic story of Fighter Command, through the use of interviews, documents, and photographs from the IWM archives. Pre-purchasers receive 10% discount from the on-the-day price.

  • 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. 

Guarantee access to an official Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2022 programme. With only limited copies printed, it pays to pre-order in advance. Programmes include a flying schedule. 

Pre-purchase Saturday 10 September  Pre-purchase Sunday 11 September

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Photograph of Spitfire N3200, an airworthy combat veteran Spitfire in the Battle of Britain hangar at IWM Duxford
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