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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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So much to see

Even with the American hanger out of action we spent at least 4 hours looking around and we could have spent longer. What a fantastic place. The added bonus is that as a working... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Even with the American hanger out of action we spent at least 4 hours looking around and we could have spent longer. What a fantastic place. The added bonus is that as a working airport there was plenty of activity on the runway including spitfires, tiger months, mustangs and Harvard's on the day we were there. Definitely something for everyone.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have been to duxford a few times i flew in a couple of times and also went to the museum a few times, Saw the K2 i flew in 55 Sqn I would love to go back inside, this is a magic place to go to , you never have enough time to see it all i will have... More 

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Cambridge, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We live in Cambridge and so this was our third visit in about 10 years. We took our boys (aged 5, 9 and 11) as they hadn't been since they were very young. Although they were not that excited about going initially (thinking it was a historical war museum) as soon as we arrived through the shop their eyes lit... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

we spent 6 hours here and could have stayed longer. Even our wives liked it! Huge displays of planes in multiple hangars, from single sweaters to a B52 and the Concorde. Flights in a few vintage planes are available - call ahead to avoid disappointment. Got to see Spitfire Supermarine in action. Superb!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

what a good day plenty to do and see you need the whole day to see it all as there is so much to see will be going back love it

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My cousin is 90 and we walked and visited much of the site, including rides in the connecting bus. Her son had never visited before and made his own way round, having a great time. Everyone was most helpful - we had a nice lunch and had a thoroughly enjoyable visit.

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Hastings
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Wow, so much history and exhibits. Your head will burst with viewing so much hardware on display. My 4yr old son loves airplanes and every time we boarded one he expected to sit down and take off. There are hangers full of aircraft for viewing, a lot of renovation sheds where you watch them working. One not to miss is... More 

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Suffolk
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I recently visited Duxford with my family for my son's birthday, we live locally and visit every year, especially as children are free as makes a good and educational day out. I was shocked to find out that they have now started charging for children (£7.95) each!! With a family of seven, makes for a very expensive day!! Not only... More 

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My only complaint was not having enough time to take it all in. My two buddies and I had 3 hours to see all the displays and it wasn't nearly enough. The building of WWII heavy equipment was great. My friend who's dad was at the D day invasion said it gave him an idea of what it was like... More 

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

So for a little over £45, you and you're family can easily spend an entire day here. There is ample parking (can't comment on what it might be like in school holidays or on display days) and its easy to find. The site is laid out very logically with 8 different hangars, each with a specific theme and story. Our... More 

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