Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June 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 and under go free with Standard tickets only. IWM members save 10%.

See historic Duxford's D-Day story take off

Presented by Imperial War Museums, experience IWM Duxford like never before at this year's extra special Duxford Summer Air Show, commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

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

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Gift an IWM Duxford Air Show ticket this Christmas - the perfect present for history lovers!

This UK commemorative event will sell out fast

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80 creative

Discover IWM Duxford's D-Day story in this 80th anniversary year and commemorate through a live-action flying display, living history groups, our museum and static collections the stories of the people who lived and fought during the Second World War – and the significance of the events of 6 June 1944.

A full flying list and showground content is coming soon. 

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D-Day 80 years on

Commandos dressed in uniform wading through water as they land on a beach carrying weapons and equipment. Behind them, ladders leading down from their landing craft are visible.
© IWM (B 5218).
Commandos of HQ 4th Special Service Brigade, coming ashore from LCI(S) landing craft on Nan Red beach, Juno area, at St Aubin-sur-Mer, 6 June 1944. © IWM (B 5218)

On D-Day, 6 June 1944, Allied forces launched a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied France. 

Codenamed Operation 'Overlord', the Allied landings on the Normandy beaches, marked the start of a long and costly campaign to liberate north-west Europe from German occupation.

Tickets and prices

Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80
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 Summer Air Show: D-Day 80
Standard Adults

Standard tickets include entry to the showground, IWM Duxford’s museums, hangars, special exhibitions and static collections from 8am. Plus, the all-action live flying display to fill your afternoon.

Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80
Standard Children

Book a Standard adult ticket and add children aged 15 and under to your booking for free! Please make sure everyone in your party has a ticket for entry. Kids Go Free applies to Standard ticket bookings only.

Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80
Group Tickets & Coaches

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.

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Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80
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 Summer Air Show: D-Day 80
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.

Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80
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 copy and save £2 by pre-purchasing for pick up on arrival.

Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day80
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.

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Traders and Living History Groups

Sweatin’ Out The Mission Living History Group
Help us tell the D-Day story in this special 80th anniversary year. 

If you are a living history group, military vehicle or static aircraft collector we have opened expressions of interest to join us at Duxford Summer Air Show: D-Day 80.  

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



Duxford Airfield

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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 only 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 D-Day and the importance of the arrival of the 78th Fighter Group at Duxford.

© IWM [FRE 2774] – Captain Harold E. Stump and 2nd Lieutenant George J. Hays of the 78th Fighter Group  with a P-47 Thunderbolt nicknamed "Bad Medicine", 15 October 1943. Stump was among those killed on 10 June 1944.
IWM Duxford

The Arrival of the 78th Fighter Group at Duxford

The 78th Fighter Group was activated in January 1942 amidst the rapid expansion of the US military that occurred in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

The Supreme Command of the Allied Expeditionary Force, 1944
© IWM (TR 1629)
Second World War

Why D-Day Was So Important to Allied Victory

The invasion of northern France in 1944 was the most significant victory of the Western Allies in the Second World War. The German Army suffered a catastrophe greater than that of Stalingrad, the defeat in North Africa or even the massive Soviet summer offensive of 1944.

Troops storm ashore from LCAs (Landing Craft Assault) during Exercise 'Fabius', a major invasion rehearsal on the British coast, 5 May 1944. Nearest landing craft is LCA 798.
© IWM (H 38244)

These Incredible Photos Show The Allies Preparing for D-Day

See IWM's collection of photography detailing soldiers training for D-Day