Tuesday 23 October to Friday 26 October

IWM Duxford

Free event with general admission

Suitable for all ages

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We Were There: Meet Veterans and Eyewitnesses

A Veteran tells his story at Duxford
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We Were There: Meet Veterans and Eyewitnesses

Thursday 25 October

11am-3pm

This autumn, families have a very special opportunity to meet war veterans and eyewitnesses, including those who lived through the Second World War, to hear their personal stories of conflict. Discover the stories of military veterans and find out what it was like to live in London during the Blitz; be evacuated during wartime or live in Cambridgeshire when the Americans arrived during the Second World War.

Please note that due to the unique nature of this event, eyewitness availability may vary.

Paper Plane Challenge

Paper plane challenge at Duxford Air Festival 2018
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Paper Plane Challenge

Wednesday 24 October and Friday 26 October

11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm

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

Aeroplane Investigators: From Mini-Beasts to Melting Metal

Tuesday 23 October

11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm

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

Your family is invited to go behind the ropes, to get hands-on, and learn how IWM Duxford conservators look after aeroplanes, from famous Second World War classics to our one-of-a-kind Cold War aircraft, the Victor. You might get up close and search for mini beasts, use specialist tools to care for original objects, and see how we conserve our historic aircraft.

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Location

Duxford Airfield
Address

IWM Duxford
Duxford
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QR

  • Royston
  • Whittlesford Parkway