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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Great visitor experience!

We went on the nearest sunday to remeberance day as it was free, we all paid a donation to the museum! free car parking also on this day! A brillant day out with excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I took my son out for a birthday treat at RAF Duxford, we have been many times before and once again it didn't fail to impress, the admission price is fair and good value and the attraction is a must see. However I have to say be warned the restaurant and cafés are, I consider very expensive. we enjoyed a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

We went on the nearest sunday to remeberance day as it was free, we all paid a donation to the museum! free car parking also on this day! A brillant day out with excellent disabled access orther visitors and staff were very helpful with opening doors and helping out. We loved looking through the hangers with the planes and there... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Took my 5-year-old Grandson on his first visit there and he was fascinated, especially when we went into the Concorde. Not my first visit and I try to go once every year. Ideal for visitors of all ages over about 5 years. So much history and very well presented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Attended a Conference in the Museum. Conference facilities were excellent, bit warm in rooms but that might have just been the people. Excellent attraction with great literature and guides throughout the museum. Have allowed visitors to wander free around the exhibits. Food a bit pricey but good day.

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Crete, Greece
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a superb exhibition for people of all ages, but speaking for myself it brought back so many memories of childhood. There, standing proud and beautifully preserved, were the aircraft we watched in all those old war films: the magnificent Lancaster bomber, the sleek and powerful Spitfires and Hurricanes and, more recently, the mighty Vulcan and Lightning. Then there's... More 

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are visiting this museum make sure you leave a full day to do so! We arrived around 11am and the hangers close at 4pm so towards the end we were in abit of a rush! One hanger was closed (american war) and we also missed out hanger 6 so if we included both of these then we would... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Not knowing anything about the museum when we arrived I thought it looked expensive. Once walking around I realised what good value it is! There is loads to see for all ages even if like me you're not that interested in planes. We spent a whole day at Duxford however I imagine that if you were to read everything properly... More 

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Central Point, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I could easily tour this museum at length on my own. But what made it special was sharing it with my son. While many displays are available promoting learning of history, the simple act of seeing what we have created and why is so valuable. Walking amongst our weapons of old. Understanding why people designed, built, piloted/drove them. You leave... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a huge open space with aircraft hangars across the site showing various aspects of military history. There is a wide range of exhibits from a 1940s prefabricated house to aircraft of all ages so should suit different interests. The exhibit labels are clear and informative. There are places across the site to buy food but there are plenty... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great day out for all the family. Plenty to see and based on a live airfield with planes taking off and landing all day. Brilliant.

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