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IWM Duxford

Free event with general admission

Duxford's historic site

Hurricane MkIIa in the Battle of Britain exhibition
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Duxford's historic site

Explore how Britain’s air defences developed from the First World War through to the Cold War, and discover how the RAF defended its skies during key battles in the Second World War.

In the Duxford’s People in the Battle of Britain exhibition, explore seven personal stories of those who served at RAF Duxford during this famous aerial battle. RAF Duxford was pivotal in the Battle of Britain and the first Spitfires flew from the historic airfield that is still in use today.

Spotlight

  • Spitfire at IWM Duxford
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    Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Ia N3200

    IWM's Spitfire, N3200 is a Second World War, Dunkirk veteran and is the only airworthy aircraft in our collection.

     

    Today housed in the very same hangar that No 19 Squadron’s Spitfires were kept in 1940, you may see it grace the skies during your visit or at one of our Air Shows.

  • Actor in RAF flying jacket infront of N3200 Spitfire at IWM Duxford
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    Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019

    Be transported back in time to summer 1940, our Finest Hour, at the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2019.

     

    Witness daring air displays, dogfights and aerobatics – ending with the splendour of our now famous mass Spitfire flypast in the skies where history happened.

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    Duxford Uncovered: The Battle of Britain

    Join IWM expert guides as we explore Duxford’s role in the Battle of Britain, an exclusive behind-the-ropes tour exploring the 1940s Operations Room and Battle of Britain exhibition.

     

    Hear of the brave men who fought in the skies during the summer of 1940.

Location

Duxford Airfield
Address

IWM Duxford
Duxford
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QR

  • Royston
  • Whittlesford Parkway