IWM Duxford is a huge day out with so much to explore. 

Discover the stories of the men and women who lived and worked at RAF Duxford, walk in their footsteps across the mile long site and watch aircraft take to the skies on the historic airfield.

IWM Duxford. Inspiring Stories. Iconic Aircraft.


Discover Duxford Outdoors


Discover Duxford Outdoors

Now Open
IWM Duxford
Duxford’s airfield and architecture have witnessed world-changing events. Its illustrious past is present all around when you walk the grounds of this historic site. Whilst our indoor spaces remain closed, you can still discover Duxford Outdoors. 
Family outside at IWM Duxford

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Duxford Outdoors is now open.  IWM Duxford fully reopens from 19 May 2021. Pre-book your tickets today.

Family Highlights at IWM Duxford

All indoor spaces remain closed until 19 May 2021. 

  • Spitfire Cockpit
    Become a Spitfire pilot!

    In our new Battle of Britain exhibition, see what it is like inside a Spitfire by taking a seat in our replica cockpit. 

  • Family looking up at Concorde in AirSpace
    © IWM
    Hop on the Concorde, an aeroplane faster than the speed of sound!

    Get the chance to step inside this incredible supersonic airliner. Find Concorde in AirSpace

  • Family looking up at the Vulcan in AirSpace
    © IWM
    Walk under the belly of a Vulcan bomber

    Look up into the belly of a beast as you stand underneath this jet-powered, high-altitude strategic bomber in AirSpace.

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Top Tips for Visiting IWM Duxford
Help us keep you safe

We have limited our daily capacity, to give you even more space to explore the museum. For full details on all the changes we’ve made see our FAQs.

How long will we stay?

You can spend as much or as little time at IWM Duxford but to get the most out of your visit we recommend you spend at least half a day here – there’s six enormous hangars and more to explore. 

If you are visiting Duxford Outdoors we recommend you set aside at least two hours for your visit. 

Check the forecast

If it’s sunny, you’ll want to enjoy our huge outdoor site– so don’t forget to bring sun cream and sunnies.

If it’s overcast or raining, bring layers. There are indoor and outdoor spaces at IWM Duxford but it can get very windy, you'll want to have a jacket to hand.

Wear sensible shoes

IWM Duxford is a huge site - it has to be to hold over 300 aircraft and objects! So wear trainers or comfy shoes as they’ll be lots of walking around.

IWM Duxford is suitable for all ages

IWM Duxford is suitable everyone from babies to grandparents. Buggies are allowed on site, however we do not have a buggy park.

It can be noisy!

With aircraft often taking off from our live airfield IWM Duxford can get very loud. So if you aren’t a fan of loud noises don’t forget to bring some ear defenders with you.

Grab a bite to eat

Visit our Armoury Cafe for some delicious food and tasty treats. You can also enjoy our outdoor picnic areas. 

Our cafes will be open for take away on a Duxford Outdoors visit. 


Swap your Scooter for a Spitfire

We have tanks, Spitfires, a Vulcan bomber, military caravans and lots of vehicles at IWM Duxford but we don’t allow scooters, skateboards, Segway’s or skates, so please leave these at home. 

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