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 - 6pm, last entry 5pm.
Open every day except 24 to 26 December.
Duxford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR (view map)


We recommend at least half a day for your visit. Advanced booking is advised

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. 

So much to see

  • 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 the B-17 Flying Fortress, pick up our free guide to explore stories, objects and places related to the Americans at Duxford.

  • A P-47 Thunderbolt on the grass at sunset
    © IWM

    D-Day 80

    Commemorate the eightieth anniversary of the D-Day landings at IWM Duxford.

    Mark the occasion with special tours, lecture days, photography evenings and a screening of the classic war film The Longest Day. Book your tickets today.

  • Duxford Air Show crowds

    Air Shows and Flying Season

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

    Tickets for the 2024 Flying Season are on 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.

Hand drawn artist's impression of the Weston Play Zone. It contains drawing of children climbing on cargo nets, walking along trails, families laying on blankets on the grass and crowds enjoying the new play area site.
© Richard Carmen

The Weston Play Zone: Help us fill the gap!

Thanks to a generous grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation, work has started on the Weston Play Zone at IWM Duxford. We now need your help to raise the additional funds needed to complete it. 

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