See Europe's largest air museum at IWM Duxford

Duxford, Cambridgeshire

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

The year was 1940, the sky was filled with battling aircraft and the world was at war. The Battle of Britain was one of the most pivotal moments in WWII and the Duxford aerodrome was at the forefront of the battle for England’s airspace.

Nowadays, it has been transformed into the Imperial War Museum’s aeronautical branch.

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 even watch restored aircraft take to the skies from the historic airfield.

Read more Close

For more local tourist information:

Refine your search:

Imperial War Museum Duxford © VisitBritainImperial War Museum Duxford © VisitBritain
Imperial War Museum Duxford © VisitBritainImperial War Museum Duxford © VisitBritain

VisitEngland would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website, it should take no more than a couple of minutes.

Go to the survey

To add items to favourites …

… you need to be logged in.

If you already have an account, log in.

Or register a

Access your account

Enter your e-mail address or username.
Enter the password that accompanies your e-mail.
Forgot your password? Recover your account