IWM Duxford

Exhibit access with General Admission

The Battle of Britain exhibition tells the story of the Second World War aerial campaign from the defeat of France through to the end of the battle in October 1940.

Enter a historic hangar that was used by Duxford’s fighter squadrons during the battle, you’ll discover more about how Battle of Britain was fought.

In this exhibition, you'll learn about some of the Few, as well as the support on the ground, including the Observer Corps and anti-aircraft guns.

Get up close to Battle of Britain aircraft, including two Hurricanes, a Spitfire and a crash-landed Messerschmitt, and explore the personal stories of those fought in the battle. 

What's inside?

  • Battle of Britain Exhibition

    Get a good view

    Get up close and look inside our Hurricane on the viewing platform. 

  • Spitfire Cockpit

    Spitfire Cockpit

    See what it is like inside a Spitfire by taking a seat in our replica cockpit. 

  • A family reading from a screen in the Battle of Britain exhibition at IWM Duxford

    Discover the Battle of Britain story

    Get up close to large objects from the aerial campaign of 1940 and learn more about the battle in this exhibition. 

Stories anytime, anywhere

Make the most of your visit to IWM Duxford with Bloomberg Connects. Download our free digital guide to explore our new Battle of Britain exhibition and the Ops Block, uncovering more stories and photographs about the people and objects featured.

Large print exhibition guide

A large print guide is available for this exhibition. Click here to read or download the large print guide >