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

10am to 6pm daily, last entry 5pm.
Duxford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR (view map)

Tickets

Adults from £25 / Members & under fives free
Advanced booking advised for timed entry. Walk up anytime on the day, at busy times you may need to wait. See ticket prices
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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 daily

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    Events & Experiences

    Hear from the filmmakers of the brand-new feature documentary Lancaster with IWM In Conversation, 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 Season

    Fill your calendar with sky-high entertainment in 2022. 

    IWM Duxford's bumper 2022 Flying Season is on sale now! Featuring two Air Shows, six Flying Days and two special events.

What did IWM Duxford visitors think?

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What did IWM Duxford visitors think?

There's so much to see and experience at IWM Duxford. 

We asked some of our visitors what they thought of Europe's largest air museum. 

Visit IWM Duxford

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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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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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