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Imperial War Museum Duxford

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Address: Duxford Airfield, Duxford CB22 4QR, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 835000
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Description: IWM Duxford tells the story of the impact of aviation on the nature of war...
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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This is a completely brilliant day out. Educational and yet fun. Tanks, planes, bombs, boats and plenty more. Pick a nice day and make sure that you wrap up warm if it's cold as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a completely brilliant day out. Educational and yet fun. Tanks, planes, bombs, boats and plenty more. Pick a nice day and make sure that you wrap up warm if it's cold as there are 8 separate aircraft hangers stretching over a mile so no heels ladies. It has some amazing exhibits and even small planes available for lessons... More 

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited Duxford on 22nd January with my 85 year old father-in-law. We only had limited time so visited the large hanger nearest the entrance (Airspace) which was fascinating. My father-in-law did his National Service in the RAF after the war and found it all very interesting. The site is large and well spaced out so we... More 

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Rushden, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

11 year old birthday treat was a great success, loads to do for all ages with everything wartime to occupy even the most avid 'army' enthusiastic child. Wonderful day out learning loads about aircraft, Army warfare, D day, Duxford history, WW1, WW2 and the Gulf War. Amazing amount of aircraft with concorde too :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

a cold beautiful day. a quality airfield with top iconic classic aircraft. fantastic to be among so many childhood classics. all exhibits were presented to extremely high standards. there was nothing about our visit that disappointed. the main restaurant was very nice and served really good food. thoroughly enjoyed our day at sixfold imperial war museum

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Milnerton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

If you're interested in the history of flight, there is an excellent exhibit about this that i found very interesting. If you are interested in planes and the history of both commercial and military flight, both British and American then this place will be like heaven for you. For me, after 2 hours of looking at lots of planes i... More 

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Eschenbach in der Oberpfalz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This place was awesome. I took my son here whole visiting some family in the area. I was expecting a small place with a few planes. Boy were we suprised ! We ended up staying the entire day from when it opened in the morning. The staff were so friendly and willing to give on the spot briefings on the... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I've visited IWM Duxford a number of times over the years and I never tire of going back. If you are going then be advised that this not a museum that can be 'done' in an hour....unless you race round paying scant attention to the displays etc. Pricing can seem a little steep, especially if you go with a family.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Visited the museum on a school trip which is probably the best way of visiting although if a family has an interest in this particular area it would be enjoyed by all. Not a whole day out, a few hours covers it, eat before you go and take a drink for the children. Young to old will enjoy this.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

easy to find right by the m11 or can go the a1m a505 route . £17 but you get your moneys worth I think ! . all the planes you'll ever wanna see here b52's Vulcan ,Lancaster , m109 ,spitfires ,lighting , concorde goes on and on ! . interactive things too can see planes being worked on and your... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Hadn't been here since school trips in 80s. Wow! some great memories and would recommend anyone to visit Excellent, a vital piece of our military history

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