IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire

IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire

IWM Duxford is Britain’s bestpreserved Second World War airfield, with a fascinating history that dates back 100 years to the First World War. Exploring state of the art exhibition halls and historic buildings, visitors walk in the footsteps of the men and women who served at RAF Duxford, discovering the impact of aviation on the nature of war and on people’s lives.

IWM Duxford


IWM Duxford is home to the American Air Museum, a stunning Foster + Partners designed building originally built at IWM Duxford in the late 1990s on the former site of First World War US hangars. It stands as a memorial to the approximately 30,000 US airmen and women killed while serving from Britain during the Second World War.

IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire


Following a major redevelopment in 2016, the American Air Museum tells the story of Anglo-American collaboration in 20th and 21st century conflict. Many individual stories are captured on audio and film, presented alongside personal artefacts which complement the best collection of American aircraft on display outside North America.

IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire


The American Air Museum website is a digital record for the memories and stories of the men and women of the US Army Air Forces who served during the Second World War. The public can contribute information to the website, and the names and photographs of the airmen who died in the course of their service are commemorated on the digital Roll of Honour.

IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire


You need a full day to see everything on view at IWM Duxford. The sight of a Spitfire or a Lancaster bomber stirs the hearts of most Britons of all ages – these iconic aircraft form part of a unique collection of around 130 historic aircraft that visitors can explore. Duxford’s exhibitions also include Land Warfare, home to a wonderful collection of tanks and military vehicles.

DON’T MISS… The 1940 Operations Room – the nerve centre of Duxford’s Battle of Britain campaign; Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery’s command caravans, and the Mark I Supermarine Spitfire.


Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR

Tel: +44 (0) 1223 835 000

Open 10am-6pm during the summer; 10am-4pm during the winter.

Entry to all exhibitions, including the American Air Museum, is included in general admission to the museum.