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
Family Highlights at IWM Duxford
All indoor spaces remain closed until 19 May 2021.
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.
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IWM Family Membership
Become an IWM Member and you'll get unlimited free entry to IWM Duxford, including on select special Flying Days.
Other benefits include unlimited free admission to HMS Belfast and Churchill War Rooms, as well as subscription to member e-news and much more!
Home learning & resources
From spies to submarines and life on the Home Front, Imperial War Museums is bringing history into the homes of families across the world, sharing unique and personal stories from our extraordinary collections.
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.
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.
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.
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 everyone from babies to grandparents. Buggies are allowed on site, however we do not have a buggy park.
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.
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.
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.