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Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Imperial War Museum Duxford
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire

CB22 4QR | View map
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Set within the best preserved Battle of Britain airfield, Duxford is a vibrant museum that marries its historic past with modern displays, interactive exhibitions, events and attractions. Come and wander amongst two hundred aircraft to discover the science, engineering and fascinating human stories behind the machines that changed our world forever.

Whatever your interest, there is something at Duxford to inspire you, be it the Blackbird ' the highest-flying aircraft ever ' or the legendary Spitfire.

Step back to the days of the Blitz in Hangar 4, where the sights and sounds of the Battle of Britain enable you to fully experience Britain's 'finest hour'. In the restored Operations Room, still tucked behind its original blast-walls, listen to a recreation of an air raid on Duxford in 1940. These fascinating exhibits are brought vividly to life through the stories of the many men and women who contributed towards Duxford's history and the transformation of aviation.

The American Air Museum is built around one of the biggest aeroplanes that you will ever see, the B-52 Stratofortress, an awe-inspiring presence at Duxford.

Equally stunning is the newest exhibition, AirSpace, which tells the story of British and Commonwealth aviation whilst surrounding you with 30 of the most iconic aircraft produced, including the fastest-ever Concorde.

Throughout the year the Museum holds four air shows and many other events such as the Military Vehicle Show, car shows, family activities, expert lectures and much more.

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Months Open: All Year except 24 - 26 Dec
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Wedding Facilities: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Admission Price: Adults: £16.50 - £14.50
Seniors: £13.20 - £11.60
Children: Free
Different prices apply for air shows - see the Museum's website for details.
Catering: Restaurant/Café/ Refreshments

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