Visit Imperial War Museum Duxford for a huge day out. See Spitfires take to the skies from the airfield where they first flew, get up close to gigantic aircraft and walk in the footsteps of the men and women who served here.

Opening Times

10am - 4pm, last entry 3pm.
Open every day except 24 to 26 December.
Duxford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR (view map)


Advanced booking advised for timed entry. Walk up anytime on the day, at busy times you may need to wait. See ticket prices.

Visit IWM Duxford

From the early days of flight, through to the dramatic days of the Second World War and the technological advances of the Cold War, IWM Duxford has played a central role in some of the most significant periods of 20th century history.

Inside every hangar and exhibition, you’ll discover iconic aircraft, see historic objects from our collections and uncover hundreds of personal stories of the many lives impacted by conflict. 

We recommend allowing at least half a day for your visit. IWM members go free.


Some of IWM Duxford’s exhibitions are changing. In order to undertake this important work, we are beginning to relocate some objects and collection items. To find out what's open during your visit, check out What's Here

Our playground has now closed, but our brand new play area The Weston Play Zone is under construction and will open in early summer 2024.

So much to see

  • Spitfire Mk11 in flight with black and white striped paint exterior, part of the Photographic Reconnaissance Unit (PRU).
    © IWM

    Spies in the Skies

    Spies in the Skies: Second World War Aerial Reconnaissance shines a spotlight on the squadrons tasked with flying behind enemy lines to gather intelligence from the air.


    This time-limited spotlight exhibition runs until 25 February.

  • Promotional Still from Apple TV's Masters of the Air: Austin Butler as Gale Gleven standing in front of B-17 Flying Fortress
    ©Apple TV+

    Masters of the Air

    Dive deeper into the stories depicted in the hit Apple TV+ series Masters of the Air at IWM Duxford.

    Visit the American Air Museum to get up close to our B-17 Flying Fortress, the iconic plane seen in the show.  Pick up our free guide to explore stories, objects and places related to the Americans at Duxford.

    Hear from the air crews of the Eighth Air Force, discover how lives on the ground were forever changed by the arrival of over 350,000 American service personnel in rural East England.


    Entry to the American Air Museum is included in general admission to IWM Duxford.

  • Duxford Air Show crowds

    Air Shows & Flying Season

    Air Shows & Flying Season 2024

    Enjoy history-making moments with live-action flying events. Discover our full 2024 Flying Season event programme as we mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day and step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show.


    Tickets for Duxford Air Shows, Duxford Flying Evening, Duxford Flying Finale and Duxford Flying Days are on general sale now.

Families at IWM Duxford

Boy throwing a paper aircraft inside AirSpace

With free activities, interactive displays, huge aircraft to discover and a host of inspiring stories IWM Duxford is a huge day out for all the family!


Support Us

As a charity, now more than ever IWM needs your support to ensure we can continue to tell personal stories and experiences of conflict for current and future generations to come. 

Volunteer Nikki in action

Volunteer with IWM

At IWM we are extremely proud to be a volunteer involving organisation with over 1000 volunteers across our five sites. Our volunteers help bring to life the stories of our collections, care for our many significant objects and promote great customer experiences.

IWM Membership

Become an IWM Member

Help tell the stories that deserve to be heard by supporting us as a member. Uncover a host of benefits including free standard admission to Churchill War Rooms, HMS Belfast and IWM Duxford.

A Balloon Site, Coventry
© IWM (ART LD 2750)

Donate Now

Make a donation to IWM and help us to tell the stories of those affected by conflict, launch our ground-breaking exhibitions and deliver our world-class learning programmes. 

Sign up and discover more...

Learn more about Duxford and be the first to hear about the latest exhibitions, events and offers from IWM. Sign up now and get 10% off online shop purchases.

Aviation Gifts

Discover our gifting ranges inspired by IWM Duxford’s historic site and military aircraft, from Spitfire socks to Battle of Britain books.
Free UK delivery on orders over £50