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. IWM Members go free.

A huge day out

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 Hurrricane takes off
    © IWM

    The Hawker Hurricane

    Often overlooked in favour of the more glamourous Spitfire, the Hawker Hurricane accounted for over 60% of aerial victories in the Battle of Britain. 

    In a full day of talks from historians, pilots, artists and more, learn the secrets of this formidable fighter. Get up close to a Hurricane on static display and end the day watching a Hurricane take to the skies in a private display over Duxford's historic airfield.

  • 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!


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