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Award-winning Imperial War Museum Duxford takes you on an unforgettable journey through the history of aviation, in times of war and peace.

Set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside, atmospheric Duxford is a living, breathing aviation museum. It is the best preserved Second World War Royal Air Force airfield in the world.

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 in time in exhibition Hangar 4: Battle of Britain where the sights and sounds of the aerial battle 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 exhibitions 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 Imperial War Museum Duxford's 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.

Duxford is huge and with over 10 acres undercover, it delivers a wonderful day out for all, whatever the weather. Keep an eye on the sky, as you may well see some historic aircraft in flight.

The Museum is open daily except 24, 25 and 26 December. Facilities include a restaurant, two cafes, visitor centre with a souvenir shop, outdoor picnic tables and children's play area.

Imperial War Museum Duxford is just south of Cambridge at junction 10 of the M11motorway, approximately 40 minutes from the M25 and 10 minutes away from Cambridge city. Ample free parking is available.

Throughout the year the Museum holds air shows, exciting events, family activities, talks and tours and much more.

2011 Air Show Dates:

Spring Air Show, Sunday 22 May

Flying Legends, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July

The Duxford Air Show, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September

Autumn Air Show, Sunday 16 October



Contact details:

Imperial War Museum Duxford
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QR

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Website: www.iwm.org.uk/duxford
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 835 000