Imperial War Museum and Air Show – Duxford

At Make a Bucket List we’re incredibly passionate at promoting the amazing attractions throughout the Britain. Today we bring you IWM Duxford which is set within the spacious grounds of the famous former First and Second World War airfield. Lose yourself for a whole day wandering under and around some of the most iconic aircraft in the world and get hands-on with our award-winning interactive exhibitions.

IWM Duxford is home to an impressive collection of over two hundred aircraft as well as tanks, military vehicles and boats. An original 1917 Belfast hangar hosting the Battle of Britain exhibition contrasts dramatically with the remarkable architecture of the American Air Museum, designed by contemporary British architects Foster and Partners.

Opened in 2007, AirSpace tells the story of British and Commonwealth aviation. Its Aircraft Hall is home to over 30 aircraft including an iconic Spitfire, a legendary Lancaster and the fastest-ever Concorde.

IWM Duxford has three cafés on site – The Mess Restaurant, Wing Co Joe’s Café and Station 357. There are also benches available throughout the site for visitors who bring a picnic.

The museums shop provides a wide range of books, CDs, DVDs, clothing and accessories, posters and stationery, souvenirs and gift ideas.

For younger visitors they have an exciting range of games, toys and souvenirs as well as a selection of children’s books. There are also educational resource materials and children’s activity books on sale.

If you’re after something a little special then IWM Duxford’s spectacular air shows attract visitors from all over the world for the thrilling flying displays and unique atmosphere of our historic airfield.

In May, they will be commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion at The D-Day Anniversary Air Show.  July sees the nostalgia spectacular that is the Flying Legends Air Show, while The Duxford Air Show, in September, offers a celebration of all things flying.

Tickets can now be purchased for all of our 2014 air shows and will be an amazing experience for all the family. For further information and prices please click here.