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Imperial War Museum Duxford

Address: Duxford Airfield, Duxford CB22 4QR, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 835000
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Duxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Owner description: IWM Duxford tells the story of the impact of aviation on the nature of war and on people's lives. Set within Britain's best-preserved Second World War fighter station, seven impressive hangars filled with extraordinary collections and state-of-the-art exhibitions take you on an unforgettable journey through times of war and peace.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Excellent for boys of all ages - grandfather of 74 and grandson aged 8. We enjoyed learning about aircraft from the past and present.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We attended the airshow in September, the weather was not brilliant but the day was. The displays in all the hangars were ourstanding and the information about the exhibits was brilliant. The flying was great and the highlight of the day was seeing the two Lancasters flying together. Well done to BBMF & The Canadian Lancaster crews for a brilliant... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Visited the museum about 15 years ago as a child, so felt it was right to go back as an adult to appreciate it fully. The museum is packed full of aviation history and it is spread out over several hangars. The layout of all is good, with enough space to appreciate the different aircraft and lots of information about... More

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

With opening at 10 and closing at 4 in the winter, there is no way you can get around it all in the time. Given we live in Shropshire we can hardly nip back in a couple of days and I think they need to consider selling a longer visit rather than charging "the suckers" twice. We found this to... More

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

My main message would be 'get here early'. When we arrived at about 10.30am, the car park was nearly full and the queue was enormous. One of the reasons for the popularity with families is that kids go free. We are both oldies and went with our grandchildren … we paid £14 each and they went in free … however,... More

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Can't fault it, the exhibitions are informative, emersive and extensive. I love the relatively new US exhibits, and as a member of the Royal Air Force with an already deep interest and knowledge of aviation I was thrilled by what I saw and learnt when I went. It was January when I visited so not too busy, like when they... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Duxford is on the route between my home and my Dad's, in November we decided to stop on the way back home. IWM Duxford is a great attraction with an amazing collection of aircraft in varying states of repair and from different countries and eras. I would recommend a visit to anyone in the area. My only gripe would be... More

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Shefford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Very good and interesting museum for all people. This area in Duxford is maintained very well and you can see so many types of planes and some of them are wrecks taken from sea. Really beautiful. We were there with my family and spent there whole afternoon. All of us learned new things and we were happy to enjoy day... More

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We visited Duxford (we have been a number of times before) on Saturday 15th November 2014 on a birthday day out with our five year grandson - accompanied by his mum, dad and two year old brother. I realise that this is not exactly the height of the season but it was a shame that the planes adjacent to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lost to see and do, it takes nearly good day to go round if you have not visited before, The best time visit is when Air Show is on Flying legends in summer is best, but get there early as gets sold very fast. Also weather can be problem if it is not nice day. Great Gift Shop for guys!

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