Duxford -Imperial War Museum
Established at the end of the First World War to train the newly formed RAF’s pilots, Imperial War Museum Duxford is Europe’s premier aviation museum.
There are many original period buildings such as the Control Tower and hangars still in use, alongside state-of-the-art, award-winning exhibition buildings including AirSpace and the American Air Museum.
Two hundred aircraft are on display, whilst over 50 historic flying aircraft based at the airfield, regularly take to the sky.
Duxford also has one of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and artillery in the UK. The museum holds four air shows throughout the year plus other events such as American air Day, military Vehicle Show, car shows and much more.
Museum Accessibility: Wheelchairs, including one electric wheelchair, are available for hire. There is no charge but identification will be required. To reserve a wheelchair please call the Admissions desk on 01223 499314.
The photograph © Copyright Richard Rogerson shows the American Air Museum which is part of the Imperial War Museums site at Duxford in Cambridgeshire and stands as a memorial to the 30,000 American airmen who gave their lives flying from UK bases in defence of liberty during the Second World War. It also honours those who fought in Korea, Vietnam, Libya, Iraq and other conflicts and battles of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Museum building was designed by Norman Foster opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 1 August 1997.
Opening hours:10am - 6pm (last admission:5pm)
Children (upto 15 year): Free (other concessions available).
Admission for air show days differ - refer to website for further information.