Saturday 17 August 2024

5.30pm to 9.30pm. Advance tickets only.

IWM Duxford

Cambridge CB22 4QR. Free shuttle buses are not available. Parking permits not required.

Adults £35

As a special event, IWM members receive 10% off ticket prices and priority booking.

Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more

Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. 

Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield.

Our aircraft flying list update is coming soon. As a charity, every ticket purchase helps IWM continue to tell stories for future generations. 

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Historic Duxford airfield

Curtiss P-36C Hawk in the evening light
©IWM

Duxford Flying Evening is a special after-hours air show that 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.

Although all flying is subject to weather and serviceability, Duxford Flying Evening provides a unique after-hours experience at IWM Duxford, whatever the weather may bring.

Expect to see

©IWM

De Havilland DH9

This rare DH9 First World War bomber aircraft is the only flying example in the world, one of two that can be seen at IWM Duxford.
The Flying Comrades at Duxford Air Shows
© IWM

The Flying Comrades

Introducing The Flying Comrades, a team of Duxford based pilots flying classic Soviet Yakovlev training aircraft, the Yak-18 and two Yak-52's. Expect exciting aerobatics and close formation flying.

Discover our museum in a different light

The following exhibitions and hangars will be open to enjoy on the evening:

  • IWM Duxford Airspace
    © IWM

    AirSpace

    In AirSpace you can get up-close to some of the most famous aircraft in the world, including the Lancaster, Spitfire, Concorde and Vulcan.

  • Visitors looking up at the B-17 in the American Air Museum

    American Air Museum

    Discover stories of the men and women whose lives were shaped by American aviation throughout a century of war.

  • Spitfire N3200 in the Battle of Britain exhibition
    ©IWM

    Battle of Britain

    Enter a historic hangar that was used by Duxford’s fighter squadrons and discover more about how the Battle of Britain was fought.

Food, drink and museum highlights

B-17 and Spitfire in formation at Duxford Flying Evening
©IWM

Before the evening air show starts, enjoy after-hours entry to some of Duxford's most popular hangars and exhibits. Sample food and drink from the pop-up bar and then sit back to enjoy vintage aviation in a special flying display as the sun goes down over the historic Duxford airfield.

Tickets prices

Duxford Flying Evening
Standard Adults
£35

Your experience includes after-hours access to IWM Duxford from 5.30pm, an evening flying display and entry to selected IWM Duxford hangars or museum highlights.

Duxford Flying Evening
Adult IWM members
£31.50

As a special event day, IWM members receive 10% off Flying Evening ticket prices with a valid membership card. Your membership card must be in date when you book your tickets and when you attend the evening air show. 

Duxford Flying Evening
Standard Children
£17.50

Children aged 5 to 15 years of age must have a standard ticket for entry. IWM family members receive 10% off Standard child ticket prices.

Duxford Flying Evening
Standard Children - Under 5s
Free

Children aged 4 and under go free with Standard adult or IWM member adult ticket purchases. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Become a member

From May to October, our flying season is always packed with dates to fill your year with experiences. Find out about IWM member benefits before you book your tickets. You can become a member from just £5 a month.

Add merchandise to your booking

Duxford Flying Evening
Adult Spitfire Cap
£15

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

Duxford Flying Evening
Guidebook and Tote Bag
£8

IWM Duxford's historic site, outstanding collections and annual world-renowned air shows combine to create a unique museum where history really is in the air and all around. All covered in this visually compelling Guidebook, we've paired it with our favourite Duxford Sweep the Skies 100% natural cotton tote bag.

Duxford Flying Evening
Donations
£3/£5/£10

If you can, please add a voluntary donation to your booking to help IWM preserve our collections and share our stories with every generation. Suggested donations are £3 / £5 / or £10.

Location

Duxford Airfield

Address

IWM Duxford
Duxford
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QR

  • Royston Station
  • Whittlesford Parkway Station

IWM Duxford is easy to get to:

  • 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.

Help with your booking

  • Advance tickets only

    Ticket availability does run out. Pre-book tickets and merchandise now.

  • Terms and conditions

    We ask you to read our terms and conditions before you book tickets.

  • Any questions?

    Our FAQs are made up of questions our customer services team regularly receive.

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