East Anglia Sights

Imperial War Museum Duxford

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  • Duxford

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Europe's leading aviation museum houses a remarkable collection of 180 aircrafts from Europe and the United States. The former airfield is effectively a complex of several museums under one banner. The Land Warfare Hall features tanks and other military vehicles. The striking American Air Museum, which has just undergone a year-long renovation, honors the 30,000 Americans killed in action flying from Britain during World War II. It contains the largest display of American fighter planes outside the United States. AirSpace holds a vast array of military and civil aircraft in a 3-acre hangar. Directly underneath is the Airborne Assault Museum, which chronicles the history of airborne forces, such as the British Parachute Regiment, which played a pivotal role in the Normandy Landings. There are also hangars where you can see restoration work on World War II planes and exhibitions on maritime warfare and the Battle of Britain. See the planes in action with the historic air shows that are held on a handful of dates every summer; check the website for details.

Sight Information

Address:

A505, Duxford, CB22 4QR, England

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Phone:

01223-835000

Sight Details:

  • £18
  • Mid-Mar.–late Oct., daily 10–6; late Oct.–mid-Mar., daily 10–4 (Land Warfare Hall noon–4); last admission 1 hr before closing.

Published 08/18/2015

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