IWM Duxford

IWM Duxford
baby changing facilities icon Food icon Parking icon Guided tours icon Shop icon Visual disability facilities icon Wheelchair access icon

IWM Duxford is Europe’s largest air museum with over 300 aircraft and objects on display.

Get up close to Spitfires and Hurricanes; see a portion of the original Wright Brother plane; walk through Concorde, feel dwarfed by the size of a B-52 and stand in awe of Europe’s only SR-71 Blackbird – the fastest jet ever built.

Learn about the role the site played during the First and Second World Wars and hear the stories of those who took part in key battles such as Dunkirk, D-Day and the Battle of Britain. See live conservation in action and watch restored aircraft take to the skies from the historic airfield.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

IWM Duxford is open daily except for 24, 25 and 26 December.

Open from 10am until 6pm in the summer and from 10am until 4pm in the winter (from late October until mid-March)

Admission charges

Visit iwm.org.uk/duxford for prices in 2020

Separate charges apply at air shows and some events.


  • Museums Association
Getting there

IWM Duxford is situated at Junction 10 of the M11, approximately 15 minutes from Cambridge and 40 minutes from the M25.

Additional info

Ample free parking, restaurant, cafes and a shop. The majority of IWM Duxford's buildings have level entry or ramped access for wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are available on loan and can be booked in advance. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

The Normandy Experience looks at the dramatic invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 1944, and the events that followed in Normandy and NW Europe until the end of the war.
'Monty' reveals one of the men behind the events shown in The Normandy Experience - Field Marshal Montgomery.
The British Aircraft Collection: A selection of military and civil aircraft for you to browse.
The Naval Collection: A fascinating range of exhibits from midget submarines to naval helicopters.
The Land Warfare Hall houses Duxford's collection of tanks, trucks and artillery.
The Battle of Britain Exhibition looks at the people and machines involved in the Battle of Britain and the Blitz of 1940-1941.
The American Air Museum houses the finest collection of historic American combat aircraft outside the United States.
'The Forgotten War' Exhibition highlights the political, military and the personal aspects of the Second World War in the Far East, the Pacific and in particular, Burma between 1941 and 1945.
The history of the Royal Anglian Regiment Museum from 1958 - 1960. Includes The Cambridgeshire Regiment Collection.
AirSpace houses the finest collection of aircraft including iconic Concorde, the Lancaster and much more!

Collection details

Weapons and War, Social History, Land Transport, Aviation

Key artists and exhibits

  • Concorde
  • Spitfire
  • Hurricane
  • Aircraft
  • Military Vehicles
  • Tanks
  • Wartime
  • RAF

Getting there

IWM Duxford is situated at Junction 10 of the M11, approximately 15 minutes from Cambridge and 40 minutes from the M25.

IWM Duxford
CB22 4QR



General information



020 7416 5000

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.