"Imperial War Museum, Duxford" Duxford Things to Do Tip by mke1963

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One of the world's most substantive aviation museums, the Imperial War Museum's Duxford site has enough to hold visitors' attentions for more than a day.
The site covers much of the former RAF Duxford aerodrome in Camridgeshire, and consists of a number of different collections. An additional highlight is the ability to walk through hangars where aircraft and aviation equipment is being lovingly restored by volunteers: it's as interesting to see many of these planes stripped don and in pieces as it is to see them whole.

There are three main themed hangars, the first being the newly-opened AirSpace centre highlighting Britain's aviation heritage, the second is the American Air Museum (Duxford was an important USAF air base during the Second World War) and the Land Warfare Museum. There are also major displays and exhibitions on the Battle of Britain, "Monty" and the D-Day Landings. To complete the day, there is an impressive line up of vintage civil aircraft, including the wonderful Monarch Airways Bristol Britannia.

Address: Off A505 at Duxford Village
Phone: 01223 835000
Website: http://duxford.iwm.org.uk/

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  • Written Feb 19, 2007
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