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
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.
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.
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.
Families at IWM Duxford
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!