"DUXFORD LAND WARFARE HALL" Duxford Air Museum Tip by BerniShand

Duxford Air Museum, Cambridge: 6 reviews and 21 photos

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this was the highlight of my visit to Duxford, this hall has the most interesting displays, as you walk in they are all below you and viewing them from the walkway is like looking down on a town in the midst of a pitched WWII battle

the hall itself covers an area of 7,000 square metres and every possible space has been filled with tanks, military vehicles, and superbly staged tableaux, just because you abhor warfare doesnt mean that you wont find this hall interesting and educational

dont forget to check out the `Forgotten War` display with scenes from Britains WWII Far East campaigns, or the Regimental Museum of the Royal Anglian Regiment

children [and big kids] can feel the weight of the kit and guns the army carried into war - we were all suprised how heavy hand grenades actually are - a word of caution, the dim lighting and tableaux may be a little scarey for tiny children

my favourite thing here was finding a display about my sons regiment current deployment in Iraq, and seeing a picture of him on it enjoying his birthday party, neither we or he knew it would be there, and it made me feel proud to be his mother

while this is a great place to visit if you are a fan of all things military, if like me you hate war and all the suffering it brings its still good to visit and know that perhaps our children and our our childrens children may see it and realise that its not the answer

Address: Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR
Directions: Just south of Cambridge, off the M11.
Website: http://www.iwm.org.uk

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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