IWM Duxford is Europe's largest air museum. Walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford. See aircraft take to the skies from the airfield where Spitfires first flew. Get up close to over a century of aviation.
Opening Times
Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 6pm
During the summer we will be open daily from Monday 5 July – Sunday 5 September
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Book your visit to IWM Duxford

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As a thank you for your support, you will enjoy free admission to our charging branches including IWM Duxford, Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast (when reopened).

 

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IWM Duxford Is open

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    We're open to visit

    IWM Duxford stands apart from other aviation museums because the site is an exhibit itself. 

     

    Get up close to gigantic aircraft and object from our collection and uncover hundreds of personal stories of the many lives impacted by conflict.

    Open Wed - Sun 

     

  • Photograph of Spitfire N3200, an airworthy combat veteran Spitfire in the Battle of Britain hangar at IWM Duxford
    Events & Experiences

    As well as its museum, IWM Duxford hosts an incredible selection of events and experiences.

     

    Conquer the runway in a 5k or 10k at Duxford Dashsit in an airworthy combat veteran Spitfire or learn something new with expert-led talks and tours. Book as a treat for yourself or spoil a loved one with a gift experience.

  • Flying Days at IWM Duxford, a season of aerial display events across the year
    Air Shows & Flying Days

    Explore our fantastic season of flying events in 2021.

     

    With two thrill packed Air Shows and series of Flying Days, discover the latest information about Duxford's aerial display events programme.

Visit IWM Duxford

Visit IWM Duxford

IWM Duxford played a central role in some of the most dramatic days in 20th century history - serving as a base for many of the Spitfire and Hurricane pilots during the Second World War. 

Inside every hangar and exhibition - and outside them too - there are hundreds of large aircraft, vehicles, boats and more. Walk around them, inside them, above and below them and get the chance to see aircraft take off from our historic runway. 

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No other museum tells stories that matter more than these

We Were There is Imperial War Museums’ remarkable programme where visitors can meet real life veterans and eyewitnesses of war. Although it’s not currently possible to meet our We Were There volunteers, you can discover more about the people behind the stories.

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We Were There: Alex
“I was an RAF brat, so I’m obsessed by all types of aircraft.”  Alex served as an Infantry Officer, from Platoon Commander to Battlegroup Chief of Staff.
Mike, a veteran participating in IWM's We Were There programme
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We Were There: Mike
"I was a pilot in the Royal Navy (Fleet Air Arm) on HMS Ark Royal on the tour East of Suez 1965-66 and covered Malaysian and Indonesian conflicts, and the Beira Patrol."
John, a veteran participating in IWM's We Were There programme
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We Were There: John
"I was a boy living in North Finchley, London for the whole of the Second World War, except for about 3 months when the V1’s flying bombs came over our house. My father decided that it was too dangerous to stay in our house."

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Stories from the museum

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    Museum Collection

    From archive photography to aircraft, explore around 800,000 items online that tell the story of modern warfare and conflict, collected by the museum since 1917.

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    Battle of Britain

    Duxford was a Sector Station during the Battle of Britain which meant it was responsible for directing squadrons into battle. Discover online collection stories or visit our new Battle of Britain exhibitions on site. 

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    History

    From the First World War to the present day, explore our articles on war and conflict, and its impact on service personnel and civilians. 

Aviation Gifts
Discover our gifting ranges inspired by IWM Duxford’s historic site and military aircraft, from Spitfire socks to Battle of Britain books.
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