Visit IWM Duxford
“Visit Imperial War Museum Duxford for a huge day out. See historic aircraft take to the skies from the airfield where Spitfires first flew. Get up close to gigantic aircraft and uncover hundreds of personal stories. Walk in the footsteps of the men and women who served and discover how Duxford protected Britain's skies during the Second World War. IWM Duxford, plan your visit today.”
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.
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 What's Here.
So much to see
We're open to visit
IWM Duxford stands apart from other aviation museums because the site is an exhibit itself.
Get up close to gigantic aircraft and object from our collection and uncover hundreds of personal stories of the many lives impacted by conflict.
Air Shows & Flying Season
Air Shows & Flying Season 2024
Enjoy history-making moments with live-action flying events. Discover our full 2024 Flying Season event programme as we mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day and step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show.
Duxford Flying Days available January 2024.
Family Activities: IWM Duxford
There's plenty of fun to be had at IWM Duxford. Enjoy free family activities daily and every weekend!