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IWM Duxford

Free event with general admission

The 1940 Operations Room is undergoing maintenance work and redevelopment to improve the visitor experience to this important historical room. The new exhibition will open in Summer 2020.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact customer services.

The nerve centre of Duxford

WAAF mannequin
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The nerve centre of Duxford

The Operations Room was the nerve centre of Duxford’s Battle of Britain. From here the men and women who worked on the ground at Duxford directed the station’s pilots into combat.

Also at IWM Duxford

  • Visitors on the electric vehicle during their historic tour of Duxford
    ©IWM
    Duxford Uncovered: The Historic Site

    Explore some of the notable wartime buildings of IWM Duxford, crossing the historic Bailey Bridge into the rarely seen North Camp.

     

    View the Grade II-listed Officer’s Mess, former barracks and NAAFI store where Duxford’s servicemen could relax after a long day’s efforts during war and at peacetime.

  • IWM Duxford
    Duxford Uncovered: The Battle of Britain

    Join IWM expert guides as we explore Duxford’s role in the Battle of Britain, an exclusive behind-the-ropes tour exploring the 1940s Operations Room and Battle of Britain exhibition.

     

    Hear of the brave men who fought in the skies during the summer of 1940.

Location

Duxford Airfield
Address

IWM Duxford
Duxford
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QR

  • Royston
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