3 October 2020

4pm - 9pm

IWM Duxford

Between Hangars 4 & 5

Adult Premium: £75 - Adult Basic: £65

Ticket numbers limited

Join us for this one-off special event for amateur and professional photographers to take unique photos at the airfield where Battle of Britain history took flight.

Photograph iconic aircraft

Photograph iconic aircraft

Look back to the summer of 1940 through your camera lens as a private area of the museum is dressed to form a life-like Battle of Britain scene. Capture Duxford’s historic buildings and airfield just as they were 80 years ago.

Take photos of iconic Battle of Britain aircraft and vehicles up close, including the Spitfire Mk.I N3200, Curtiss Hawk 75, Bristol Blenheim,  Westland Lysander, Hawker Hurricane Mk.XII (painted in the markings of a Battle of Britain period aircraft from 303 Squadron) and Fiat CR.42. You will also have the option to direct our 1940s fighter pilot and Women’s Auxiliary Air Force life models to get the perfect set up for your shots.

This intimate photography event is strictly limited availability and includes exclusive after-hours access into the evening – perfect to capture the serene sunset on this historical base.

Upgrade to Premium

Choose our Premium Ticket to experience the spectacular sight of the running engines from two of our historical aircraft. The Premium Ticket allows you to get up close to the airfield as these beautiful warbirds come alive.

Additional information:

  • This is a photography event and we kindly request as a minimum requirement you attend with a camera and tripod.
  • Detailed instructions will be sent out in advance of the day by email to confirm entry requirements and parking.

Social Distancing Measures

Your safety is our priority. Please take a moment to read about the social distancing measures we've put in place for this event.

Read about the Battle of Britain

Spitfire pilots pose beside the wreckage of a Junkers Ju 87 Stuka, 1940.
© IWM (CH 2064)
Second World War
8 Things You Need To Know About The Battle Of Britain
The Battle of Britain was a major air campaign fought over southern England in the summer and autumn of 1940. Here are 8 things you need to know about one of Britain’s most important victories of the Second World War.
Sergeant Joan E Mortimer, Flight Officer Elspeth C Henderson and Sergeant Helen E Turner, recipients of the Military Medal for gallantry, standing outside damaged buildings at Biggin Hill, Kent. All three were WAAF teleprinter operators who stayed at their posts and continued to work the defence lines during the heavy Luftwaffe attacks on Biggin Hill on 1 September 1940.
Second World War
10 Inspiring Stories Of Bravery During The Battle Of Britain
The Battle of Britain called for incredible feats of bravery. The persistent, destructive and targeted German aerial attacks during the summer of 1940 placed those involved in Britain's defence in huge danger. People who showed incredible bravery in withstanding the threat to Britain were often recognised with gallantry awards. 
Pilots of No. 19 and No. 616 Squadrons pose alongside a Spitfire at Duxford. Sitting on wing (left to right) are Brian Lane, George Unwin and Francis Brinsden (with Flash the Alsation and Rangy the Spaniel). Front row (left to right) are Bernard Jennings, Colin McFie, Howard Burton and Philip Leckman.
Squadron Leader Howard ‘Billy’ Burton (front row, second from right) © IWM CH 1400
13 Photos Of Duxford And Fowlmere During The Battle Of Britain
During the Battle of Britain, Duxford and Fowlmere had two main jobs - to protect the Midlands and help the fighters of 11 Group when needed. 11 Group was responsible for the south-east of England, including London, and bore the brunt of the fighting in the summer of 1940. Here are 13 photos that showcase life at Duxford and Fowlmere during the Battle of Britain. 

You might also like...

IWM Battle of Britain 80 logo
Battle of Britain Air Show Weekend

IWM Duxford

18,19 and 20 September 2020

A model dressed in Second World War uniform poses next to a Spitfire being photographed
© Darren Harbar Photography
Aviation Photography Workshop

IWM Duxford

9 September 2020

Pilots of No 19 Squadron, Royal Air Force 'scramble' for the photographer, from the back of a lorry at Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire.
Life and Death in the Battle of Britain

IWM Duxford

Various dates


Duxford Airfield

IWM Duxford
CB22 4QR

  • Royston
  • Whittlesford Parkway