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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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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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Pay a little extra entry fee and the ticket is valid for the signed holder for a year. Walk through the shop, and there is a large explanatory map of the site. Each hanger is... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Pay a little extra entry fee and the ticket is valid for the signed holder for a year. Walk through the shop, and there is a large explanatory map of the site. Each hanger is full of interest, but be prepared for a walk between, but every one is well worth it. The detail given is excellent and of interest... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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Do not visit London without visiting this Museum. It is authentic as you can get as far as describing the war, bombings, etc. You actually can go into a fake shelter and experience bombing. The pots/pans on the shelves rattle, shake and fall. Dirt falls around you. Letters, hundreds of them, a lot of dear John letters are taped to... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Stopped off here on route for an overnight stay with friends. So much to see, our men folk were enthralled, us girls slightly less! Saying that it was interesting with thousands of exhibits. You have to walk outside between exhibits so need to be aware of the weather, very open on the side of the airfield. Had a snack lunch... More 

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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Allow at least 4 hours if you want to see everything. Get a yearly ticket for best value as it is a lot to take in on just one visit. You can upgrade at the end of your visit so you can make your mind up after you have spent some time there. A fantastic array of aeroplanes including Concorde.

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Thank Alan J
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A really amazing selection of aircraft from a good selection of eras. It was really great to walk inside Concorde and see close up so many iconic aircraft. The America hanger was also very impressive.

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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the IWM Duxford for my Dad's 70th birthday and such a treat it turned out to be. Even if you dont like aircraft, you can not help but be impressed by the exhibits. The look on my Dad's face as he turned the corner in Hangar 1 and saw what was there will stay with me forever. The... More 

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There is plenty for all ages to see and do. You will need at least half a day to see the whole site as there is a lot to see! It was exceptionally clean and had lots of easy to read displays, videos and interactive exhibits. The cafe was too pricey (mince pie £2.95!) although what we had was good... More 

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A must , especially for those who love history, aircraft and those whose lives were affected in one way or the other by WW2

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic day at Duxford , the displays were superb in all sections a true insight into history , the staff on hand that day were all very welcoming and the people I came into contact with were very knowledgeable and informative. The only thing was that time passed so quickly , amazing day out and money well spent... More 

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I havent had time to see everything, you will need more than one day to appreciate the "up close" experience of the engineering that still is impressive today. enjoyable for all ages, probably more thought provoking for some.

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