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.
Closed 24 to 26 December 2023.
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


“Visit Imperial War Museum Duxford for a huge day out. See historic aircraft take to the skies from the airfield where Spitfires first flew. Get up close to gigantic aircraft and uncover hundreds of personal stories. Walk in the footsteps of the men and women who served and discover how Duxford protected Britain's skies during the Second World War. IWM Duxford, plan your visit today.”

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.

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So much to see

  • Visitors in the American Air Museum

    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.

  • A visitor sitting in the cockpit of Spitfire N3200
    © IWM

    Events & Experiences

    Sit in the pilot's seat with In the Cockpit: Spitfire N3200, 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.

  • 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 and Duxford Flying Finale are on general sale now.

    Duxford Flying Days available January 2024.

For Families

Family Activities: IWM Duxford

Dermot O'Leary with his book
Wings of Glory - Daily Flight Academy - Weekends and daily over Christmas holidays
IWM Duxford

There's plenty of fun to be had at IWM Duxford. Enjoy free family activities daily and every weekend!

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. 

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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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