8-9 June 2019

IWM Duxford

Families

Free with general admission

Mark D-Day 75 at IWM Duxford with the whole family at our weekend full of drop-in activities and discover how the airfield played a part in D-Day on 6 June 1944.

Family Mission: D-Day Edition

Family Mission: D-Day Edition

PREPARE FOR THE BIG JUMP
8 – 9 June | Drop in | Free with general admission

It’s 1944 and the most important day of the war so far is looming. You and your family are needed as the latest recruits of paratroopers.

Use your Jump Bag to put each other through your paces. Together you’ll spot a Spitfire from just its sound, perfect how to land safely and be assigned your rank.

Learn about the biggest invasion in history as you explore IWM Duxford. This interactive storytelling experience is based on personal stories from those who served on D-Day.

Collect your Jump Bags at the admissions desk to begin your mission.

Created by KIT Theatre and Kirsty Harris

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

8 – 9 June | Drop in 11.00-15.00 | Free with general admission

For D-Day 75 weekend, families have a very special opportunity to meet veterans and eyewitnesses from D-Day, to hear their personal stories of conflict. Veterans and eye witnesses will recount tales of their wartime life, giving families first-hand insights into the impact of war on people’s lives.

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

Morse Code Challenge

Visitors aboard HMS Belfast  learn about communications and Morse code.
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Morse Code Challenge

8 – 9 June | Drop in | Free with general admission

Morse code was used as a form of communication on D-Day. Learn from our Morse code experts and master your code cracking skills.

Location

Duxford Airfield
Address

IWM Duxford
Duxford
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QR

  • Royston
  • Whittlesford Parkway