22nd to 23rd September

IWM Duxford

Cambridgeshire

From £29.50

Kids go free

Bringing to life Duxford's finest hour

Excitement of Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2017
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Bringing to life Duxford's finest hour

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show brings to life Duxford’s finest hour as an important Second World War fighter station defending Great Britain from aerial attack in 1940.

The roar of the Rolls-Royce Merlin engines over the sights and sounds of our exciting showground, including our Home Front Second World War themed village, makes this event the Great British day out of 2018.  The last event of the season, we are proud to announce Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show is an official partner of RAF 100. 

Great value Early Bird tickets are on sale now and will sell fast.

Unforgettable air show

Dressed up for Battle of Britain

Unforgettable air show

Capturing the spirit of the era, we will assemble one of the biggest collections of historic aircraft seen in the UK since the Second World War. The skies above IWM Duxford will be filled with majestic flight as this important airfield, steeped in history, is transformed with re-enactors, 1940s dances, events and activities for all. Visit our Meet the Authors tent with talks, signings and Q&As from well known, respected writers and countdown to an unforgettable hearts and minds flying display you'll not soon forget.

Churchill character mimic
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Our theatrical showground will match the drama above, paying homage to the men and women who served during the Battle of Britain and celebrating the history and heritage of RAF Duxford, now 100 years old.

But we will also be looking to the future. We are proud to announce Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show is an official partner of RAF 100, celebrating the centenary of the Royal Air Force. This will add not only the commemoration of the RAF’s history to our weekend of commemoration, but an exciting look into the future of the RAF with some of the most modern aircraft in service making an appearance.

Join us in 2018

  • Early Bird Pricing

    Early Bird prices are available until Sunday 9 September 2018, with discounts available on standard day tickets and weekend tickets, including IWM Premium Membership tickets. This air show is a popular event and as we are now an official RAF 100 partner, tickets will sell fast. Another reason to book early and avoid disappointment. 

  • Kids go free

    Our Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show is a family friendly event - with a family friendly price. Kids go free!

    Children aged 15 and under go free with a full paying adult - BUT please ensure you book your free child ticket(s) when you book and confirm your order.

    All children in your party must have a valid free ticket on arrival on the day.

    Offer applies only to standard and weekend tickets. Excludes Premium Experiences and upgrades

  • Premium IWM Members

    From just £55, IWM Premium Membership will give you an exclusive 20% discount on Standard and Early Bird air show tickets to Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show and access to member only areas at the show. 

     

    Already an IWM Premium Member? Simply log in to access your 20% off tickets now.

     

    Want to become a member to access Premium Membership benefits? Find out more about IWM Membership now.

     

     

Tickets

Early Bird Prices available until 9 September 2018

Making a booking for a group or coach party? Here's our enquiry form.

IWM Premium Member? Simply log in to access your 20% off standard tickets now.

Want to become a member to access these benefits? Find out more about IWM Membership now.

If you are wanting to park on site please remember to purchase a parking permit.

Day Weekend

Adult

16+

£29.50 £42.50

Disabled adult

£19 £28

Premium member

£23.60 £34

Child

up to 15

Free Free

CHOOSE FROM A RANGE OF EXPERIENCES

  • Day experience

    Your day ticket includes access to the immersive and evocative Showground, entry to IWM Duxford including the history-making aircraft on display across hangars, exhibition spaces and conservation halls and the unforgettable, spine-tingling air show in the skies above. Don't miss our great value Early Bird tickets. Kids Go Free!

     

  • Weekend experience

    Book a great value weekend ticket and enjoy two-days of unforgettable, spine-tingling flight in the skies above, access to all activities across the evocative Showground and entry to IWM Duxford including the history-making aircraft on display across hangars, exhibition spaces and conservation halls. Early Bird tickets on sale now. Kids Go Free!

     

For an extra special air show...

  • The Gold experience

    A must for experiencing the very best hospitality Duxford Air Festival has to offer. Includes:

    - VIP car park

    - Flightline Walk

    - Unrivalled seating position on the airfield

    - Private luxury toilet facilities to avoid Showground queues

    - Add a light breakfast in the morning and optional lunch from our Street Food Selection 

    - You'll only need to remember to pack your camera! 

  • The Family experience

    Get closer to the action with the Family Experience at Duxford Air Shows. Includes:

    - Private enclosure on the edge of the runway 

    - Flightline Walk

    - Exclusive children's activities run by our learning interactors.

    - Family toilet facilities

  • The Grandstand experience

    Enjoy our brand new tiered seating enclosure especially created to provide photographers, enthusiasts and aircraft fans with an uninterrupted view of all the flying action, perfect for coveted camera angles and hard to achieve shots.  

    Please note you will need a valid Air Show ticket before you can upgrade to the Grandstand Experience. 

Top 10 things to do at Battle of Britain Air Show

Top 10 things to do at Battle of Britain Air Show

There's so much to do, from doors opening to the unforgettable, heart-warming finale. Here's our run down of the top 10 reasons why you should be excited for 2018's Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show. 
Group enjoying Duxford Air Show
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Make the most of your day

Duxford Aircraft hanger
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Make the most of your day

Enjoy entry to award winning IWM Duxford, included in your ticket price. Get up close to the aircraft that have revolutionised flight: gaze at the beautifully sleek Blackbird Spyplane, the fastest air breathing jet aircraft ever built and take in the sheer size of the B-52 Stratofortress, which stretches the length of the American Air Museum. From Spitfires and Concorde to the modern day Typhoon, all and more on display across the museum.

All you need to know

Duxford Air Show Crowd
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View of inside of AirSpace exhibit
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Permanent display
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Stand in awe of the world’s most famous and fastest planes at this historic airfield and museum.

Premium members enjoy our best benefits

Join IWM's Membership scheme for Duxford Air Show discounts

Premium members enjoy our best benefits

IWM Premium Members receive a discount of 20% off Standard and Early Bird air show tickets. Already an IWM Premium Member? Simply log in to access your 20% off tickets now.

Want to become a member to access Premium Membership benefits? Find out more about IWM Membership now.

* 20% discount applies to Early Bird and Standard Price tickets at the Duxford Air Festival and Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show. For Flying Legends at IWM Duxford in July, produced by The Fighter Collection, discounts apply on full price tickets only.

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