IWM Duxford

Free event with general admission

At the far end of the IWM Duxford site, the Land Warfare exhibition features scores of artillery pieces, tanks, trucks and other military vehicles to tell the story of mechanisation of warfare.

Wander through themed landscapes to discover how fighting on the land has changed from the First World War through to modern conflicts.

What's Inside?

  • Forgotten War exhibition with visitors

    The Forgotten War

    In 1942, the Japanese Army invaded Burma, many of the men who fought in the Far East consider themselves to have been part of a 'forgotten army'. 

    Allied troops endured over three years of brutal fighting, often in extreme terrain and menaced by severe weather and the threat of disease. Fighting in the jungle placed different requirements on weaponry and equipment.


  • M40 Gun Motor Carriage Self Propelled Gun

    M40 Gun Motor Carriage (Self Propelled Gun)

    The American M40 was used in large numbers during the Korean War equipping the US Army and two British artillery regiments- where it was named the 'Cardinal'.

  • AEC Matador Gun Tractor 4x4 with 6.6″ gun.

    AEC Matador Gun Tractor 4x4 with 6.6″ AA Gun.

    Our British Matador Gun Tractor served with the Royal Malta Artillery during the Second World War. It was used in defence of the Mediterranean island of Malta.

Partner Museums

As you make your way around Land Warfare you will find two of our partner museums:

  • East Anglian Regiment Museum

    Royal Anglian Regiment Museum

    The Royal Anglian Regiment is the Regiment of the ten Counties of East Anglia and the East Midlands.  It was the first Large Regiment of Infantry in the British Army.

    Find displays, information and services related to The Royal Anglian Regiment.

  • Cambridge Regiment display case at IWM Duxford

    The Cambridgeshire Regiment Exhibition

    This records the regiment's proud hundred-year history before it helped to form the Royal Anglian Regiment in the 1960s.