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IWM Duxford

Free event with general admission

Suitable for all ages

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Paper Plane Challenge

Paper plane challenge at Duxford Air Festival 2018

Paper Plane Challenge

Thursday 20 December

Friday 21 December

Thursday 27 December

Saturday 29 December

Wednesday 2 January

11am1pm, 2pm4pm

Could you be an aeroplane designer? Can your family rise to the challenge?

Join us to design the perfect paper plane and learn the principles of flight. Using the design famed for breaking the current world record, made in 2012, see who among your family can fly a paper plane the furthest.

Aeroplane Investigators: From Mini-Beasts to Melting Metal


Aeroplane Investigators: From Mini-Beasts to Melting Metal

Friday 28 December

11am1pm, 2pm4pm

Calling all aeroplane investigators! We need your help to keep our iconic aircraft in top condition.

Families are invited to go behind the scenes, get hands-on, and find out how IWM Duxford conservators look after aeroplanes, from famous Second World War classics to the one-of-a-kind Cold War aircraft, the Victor. Help prevent damage, search for hungry insect pests, test expert packing techniques to protect fragile objects, learn to use specialised equipment, and more!

Documentary Challenge

Children at IWM London taking part in the Documentary Challenge activity.

Documentary Challenge

Every day

Make and feature in your own mini-documentary.

Which stories are too important to be kept inside the museum? What deserves more attention from the wider world? This is your family’s chance to have your say and share stories ranging from spies to bomb shelters and from refugees to ration books.

Documentary filmmakers at SMASH TV will guide you to create your documentary and download them afterwards.

No booking is necessary. Pick up your device from the Visitor Centre. Last start time an hour and a half before closing. 

Created by Non Zero One for Imperial War Museums.

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