Exhibitions And Displays

 

As you explore our preserved airfield and buildings - many unchanged since the Second World War - you’ll be walking in the footsteps of the men and women who served here.

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 the exhibition pages below.

Concorde is open daily from 10:30am till 3pm, hosted by a member of the Duxford Aviation Society.

Facilities

  • Visit Planning Point

    Located in AirSpace, the Visit Planning Point is the best place to start your experience at Duxford.

    Find out what's happening around the site on the day of your visit, pick up maps and plan how to make the best of your time at our historic airfield.

    Look out for our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers around the site (wearing red uniforms) who will be happy to help you. 

  • Duxford Highlights Trails

    With seven major exhibitions, Duxford is packed with must-see highlights. 

    Dive deeper into the stories depicted in Masters of the Air with our dedicated on-site trail - Masters of the Air: The Americans at Duxford. 

    Copies of the Masters of the Air: The Americans guide be found at the Visitor Centre and Visitor Information Point at the entrance to AirSpace. 

  • Eating and drinking

    There are a range of options for eating and drinking during your visit to Duxford.

    The Armoury Café, which is located next to the Visitor Centre will be open for snacks and refreshments, operating a dine in and a takeaway service. The American Café will be open for take away snacks. The Workshop Restaurant is open at weekends and during school holidays.

    Free to use cold water fountains can be found at locations across the museum.

  • Shopping at IWM Duxford

    Our museum shop offers a wide range of inspiring and unique gifts, from books, clothing and accessories to vintage posters, homeware, toys and souvenirs, all inspired by our collections and the stories they tell. 

    Shop in branch or online.

  • Cash machines

    Please be aware that there are no cash machines on site. All our cafés, shops and ticketing desks accept card payments. Our flight simulator requires cash.

  • Lockers and luggage

    We are unable to store items of luggage or motorbike helmets and clothing. Please keep all of your belongings with you at all times and report any suspicious items to a member of staff.

  • Nursing room

    IWM Duxford has a nursing room for visitors located in the AirSpace Hangar next to the visitor centre.

    The nursing room is equipped with a sink, bin, plugs, changing table and an armchair. No key is required to access this facility and is available during museum opening hours. 
     

  • Donations

    IWM is a charity and relies on your support to help us preserve our unique collections for future generations. To help us preserve our collections you can donate cash or make a quick and easy contactless donation with a credit or debit card by tapping it at various locations around the museums. Alternatively you can donate online now on the link below. Thank you for supporting IWM.

  • Filming and photography

    You are welcome to take photos and video at our museums for personal, non-commercial use but please refrain from using flash or tripods in our hangars and historic buildings. Our museums can get busy at times and we therefore ask that you do not film people without their permission. Please observe signage indicating where photography and filming is not permitted.  

  • Information for pilots

    IWM Duxford operates a live airfield which is strictly ‘Prior Permission Required’ (PPR) by telephone. For more information regarding landing at IWM Duxford including opening hours and landing fees, please see the information provided on the link below.  

  • Visitor map

    To help you plan your visit in advance, please download a copy of the site map.

  • Enrich your visit with Bloomberg Connects

    As you explore Duxford, you can use this guide to delve deeper into the stories we feature in each of our hangars. 

    Use it to find out what there is to see, our must-sees and to access an interactive IWM Duxford Map.

    Bloomberg Connects is available to download on the App Store and Google Play.