Duxford Travel Guide

  • Children's Playground, Duxford IWM
    Children's Playground, Duxford IWM
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  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21
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  • IWM Duxford - Battle of Britain Hanger
    IWM Duxford - Battle of Britain Hanger
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Duxford Things to Do

  • IWM Duxford

    If you have any interest in aviation, either civil or military, then a day out at the former RAF base at Duxford is a fantastic treat.Expect to spend all day at this museum because it has many parts and if your anything like me, you'll want to take you time in viewing all the aircraft that are on display.There are nine different buildings or...

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  • IWM Duxford - Battle of Britain Hanger

    In the Battle of Britain hanger you will find some interesting dioramas of scenes depicting what was happening in England during the Battle of Britain.One of the scenes is a soldier guarding the wreckage of a shot down Messerschmitt Bf 109. This plane is a genuine veteran of the Battle of Britain.It's not all B of B in the hanger though and you'll...

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  • IWM Duxford - Kiddies Playground

    There is a splendid kiddies playground at Duxford IWM. The playground has an aviation theme, as you would expect. One of its main climbing frame and slide structures is built in the shape of a WWII bomber, no less.It's situated next door to the Mess Restaurant, next to the visitors centre, and so this gives adults a chance to grab a coffee whilst...

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  • IWM Duxford - Land Warfare

    The Land Warfare building at Duxford contains a very impressive array of hardware. The tanks and artillery range from WWI, WWII and up to the Gulf war. The dioramas on the lover level are excellent and there is also a vivid "Normandy Experience" which tells the story of the D-Day Landings through sound, film and military vehicles. You'll also come...

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  • IWM Duxford - 1940 Operations Room

    This smallish hut is well worth the visit. It shows a reconstruction of the 1940's Operation Room where RAF Duxford’s fighter aircraft were directed into combat during the Battle of Britain.The fixtures and fittings of this historic room are not original, but they are an accurate reconstruction of the Operations Room. When you walk into the room...

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  • IWM Duxford - Airspace

    The Airspace hanger is home to both military and civil aircraft.It tells the story of aviation in Britain and the Commonwealth, featuring over 30 iconic aircraft including Concorde and the Spitfire.The star of the show, for me was Concorde. If you time it right, you can actually go inside and take closer look at this historic supersonic machine.

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  • IWM Duxford - The American Air Museum

    The American Air Museum hanger is a wonderful space to show off Duxford's fabulous collection of American aircraft. The hanger houses the largest collection of American 'warbirds' on display outside the United States, including a vintage B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell, P-47 Thunderbolt, and aircraft from the Cold War era such...

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  • Scenic flights in classic aircraft

    Depending on weather conditions, scenic flights from the Imperial War Museum at Duxford are offered. These flights are organized by Classic Air Wings and can be booked at the small ticket hall which is located on the grounds of the museum. The flights take place in DeHavilland Dragon Rapide or Tiger Moth aircraft. The Tiger Moth, not being a...

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  • Imperial War Museum

    The aviation museum in Duxford, a branch of the Imperial War Museum, is one of the best aviation museums in Europe. Most exhibits are 20th century british aircraft, but there’s also a hall with american military aircraft and another one focusing on WWII, including vehicles and other militaria. You see why it is called a war museum. However, I did...

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  • Hangars 2 and 3

    Walking along the hangars at Duxford, you can get to see a huge range of aircraft on display but, more importantly, many more being restored by volunteers. Most of the volunteers are more than happy to chat about their aircraft and what they are doing right now. For many of the aircraft, the ultimate goal is to get them flying again.

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  • AirSpace Centre, IWM Duxford

    The newly opened (in 2006) AirSpace Centre is a memorial to British aviation history, and the hangar holds a vast number of aircraft and aviation equipment. The highlight for most visitors is the Concorde, but close runner ups must be the ill-fated TSR-2 and the brooding presence of the Avro Vulcan. Perhaps the most elegant (OK maybe except for the...

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  • Royal Anglian Regimental Museum

    On the lower floor of the Land Warfare Museum is the Museum of the Royal Anglian Regiment, in a series of rooms showing the history of this regiment from its earliest days right up to the current conflict in Iraq. I must admit to a special interest here, as the 3rd Battalion was part of the UN detachment in Cyprus when I was young. The museum...

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  • Land Warfare Museum - Part II

    Despite the superb displays and the impressive interpretation, I was still left feelng that it avoided making any social commentary on war and warfare: it is basically a "boys toys" museum, and the opportunity to educate about peace or about the horrors of war has been missed. It seemed to present war as a "lad's day out" with cool kit. I also...

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  • Land Warfare Museum - Part I

    The big attraction at Duxford is the huge collection of aircraft but the recently-built Land Warfare Museum is an interesting, if grim, collection of tanks, vehicles, cannons and all kinds of army engineering equipment. However, the method of display is simply superb, with most pieces positioned in a relevant diorama, all of which help to...

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  • Imperial War Museum, Duxford

    One of the world's most substantive aviation museums, the Imperial War Museum's Duxford site has enough to hold visitors' attentions for more than a day.The site covers much of the former RAF Duxford aerodrome in Camridgeshire, and consists of a number of different collections. An additional highlight is the ability to walk through hangars where...

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  • IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

    WWII RAF AIR BASE TURNED INTO AIRCRAFT MUSEUMFROM BI-PLANES TO THE CONCORDB-17,B-29,B-52,HELICOPTORSAMERICAN, BRITISH, CANADIAN, RUSSIANMILLITARY AND COMMERCIAL AIRPLANESSEE TANKS ON OBSTICAL COURSE WATCH CRAFSTMAN REFURBISH VINTAGE AIRCRAFT

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  • Berlin Wall

    This is a section of the Berlin Wall. Also there is a cruise missile and part of the Iraqi 'supergun' on display.

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  • A Fine Arrangement

    Many of the historic planes are suspended from the ceiling. The building was designed by Lord Foster and the centerpiece is a B-52 Stratofortress.

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Duxford Transportation

  • By bus from Cambridge

    Local bus services in Cambridgeshire are provided by Stagecoach. This includes a service linking central Cambridge to Duxford and the Imperial War Museum. The museum is served twice per hour during daytime, other stops in Duxford are frequented more often. Please note for your visit that the last bus leaves the IWM at 05:30 pm. If you want to stay...

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  • Driving to Duxford

    Duxford is just south of Cambridge on Junction 10 of the M11 motorway. Less than50 miles from London and approximately 30 minutes from the M25. Easily accessiblefrom the A1, A14, M1 and the North. Parking is freeThere is a free shuttle from Cambridge to Duxford.

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