Enjoy history-making moments together with live-action flying events each telling an important story inspired by historic Duxford's past.

Discover IWM Duxford's D-Day story in this 80th anniversary year, uncover the story of the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history, and step back in time to Summer 1940 for a Second World War experience that can't be taught in classrooms.

As a charity, every event ticket purchase helps IWM continue to tell stories for future generations. Thank you for your support.

Duxford Air Shows 2024

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

Saturday 14 September

Sunday 15 September

On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 for an event to remember, from vintage aviation to living history groups and entertainment from the era.

Choose from the VIP Gold Experience, Grandstand seating upgrades or Standard ticket options. Kids aged 15 and under go free with Standard ticket bookings.

IWM members receive 10% off Duxford Air Show tickets. Become a member before you book, from just £5 a month.

2024 Flying Events

Duxford Flying Evening

Saturday 17 August 2024

Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford and more at this very special flying display.

Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield.

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Duxford Flying Finale

Saturday 5 October 2024

Celebrate the highs of all our 2024 Flying Season events as we close the year in style!

Join the final show in our flying calendar and discover the magic of a live flying display plus our museum, exhibitions and hangars.

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Flying Days 2024

Flying Days are a series of special themed events throughout the summer, reflecting on the role Duxford has played in aviation history. These special events provide a scheduled flying display on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Flying Days: The Americans

Friday 26 July 2024

A tale of two countries bound by duty.

Find out about the special relationship between the USA and Britain with a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground.

IWM members go free.

IWM members go free to Flying Days. Become a member before you book, from just £5 a month.

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Flying Days: 19 Squadron

Saturday 31 August 2024

See super Spitfires fly!

Discover Duxford's legendary fighter pilots at Flying Days: 19 Squadron, a very special family-friendly event that honours their place in history.

IWM members go free.

IWM members go free to Flying Days. Become a member before you book, from just £5 a month.

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Support Us

As a charity, please support us by securing your advance tickets to our events and more.


From programmes to sun hats, there is a range of exclusive merchandise available to pre-purchase for collection on the day when you book your tickets.

Enjoy year round free entry to IWM Duxford, Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast. Plus, a 10% discount on Air Show tickets, free entry to Flying Days and much more!
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If you join IWM''s email newsletter when you check out your tickets, you will be kept updated on news, events and activities from Imperial War Museums.


Entry to IWM Duxford is included in your ticket price. It played a central role in some of the most dramatic days in 20th century history - serving as a base for many of the Spitfire and Hurricane pilots during the Second World War. Inside every hangar and exhibition - and outside them too - there are hundreds of large aircraft, vehicles, boats and more. Walk around them, inside them, above and below them and get the chance to see aircraft take off from our historic runway.

IWM members receive 10% off Duxford Air Show tickets, Duxford Flying Evening and Duxford Flying Finale tickets. Become a member before you book, from just £5 a month.

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