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Imperial War Museum Duxford

Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England

  • Children having a fun filled day at the Imperial War Museum Duxford
  • A man in protective army clothing talks to a crowd at the Imperial War Museum Duxford
  • A variety of war planes at the Imperial War Museum Duxford

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Imperial War Museum Duxford - full of activity, excitement and nostalgia with over six hectares of indoor and outdoor displays providing an unforgettable experience whatever the weather, Duxford is not to be missed.

Pioneering and inspiring aircraft from iconic Spitfires through to Concorde form part of a matchless collection of aviation and military history in the unique setting of a frontline Battle of Britain station.

With its collections of aircraft, tanks, military vehicles and naval exhibits, Duxford has something of interest to everyone. The Museum also runs family activities throughout the school holiday period with something to appeal to young and old alike, making Duxford an unmissable day out.

This world famous heritage attraction was an airfield in the First World War and also played a vital role in the Second World War, firstly as an RAF fighter station and later as an American fighter base. Today, Duxford is one of Europe's leading centres of aviation heritage with outstanding exhibitions and collections of exhibits creating a unique living and working museum, and there is always a chance you will see a Spitfire or other historic aircraft flying during your visit.


  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Duxford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR, England


Click here to visit Imperial War Museum Duxford's website
01223 837 267

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Summer (12 March to late October):

10:00 - 18:00 (Last admission 17:00)

Winter (Late October to mid-March)

10:00 - 16:00 (Last admission 15:00)

In winter Land Warfare exhibition 11:00

Closed 24, 25 & 26 December


Adult: £16.35

Child (5-15): £8.15

Family: from £28.60

Kids under 5: Free

More Information

Eating information

Large restaurant, two smaller cafes, plenty of picnic tables outside. Ice cream stalls, fast food outlets on air show and busy event days.


Disabled toilets and changing rooms.

Gift shop

Aircraft an wartime related souvenirs, books, videos, toys, etc.


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