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Imperial War Museum Duxford has an incredible story to tell. Built in 1917 and used as a training station for the Royal Air Force, this fighter base played a major role in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War and, as home to the American 78th Fighter Group, provided air cover to the Allied invasion forces on D-Day.

Today the legacy of the sites amazing history is assured by IWM (Imperial War Museums) and we look after it for all to enjoy. Explore this historic site for yourselves, see aircraft flying from our working airfield and get up close to unique collections of aircraft, including a Spitfire and a Lancaster as well as tanks and military vehicles. Discover the stories and tread in the footsteps of the men and women who lived and worked at RAF Duxford.

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How to get to IWM Duxford

By Car

IWM Duxford is south of Cambridge at Junction 10 of the M11 motorway, less than 50 miles from Central London and approximately 40 minutes from the M25 (Junction 27).

IWM Duxford is easily accessible from the A1, A14, M1 and the North, via the M11.

There is free parking.

Post code: CB22 4QR.

Nearest train stations

Whittlesford, Royston, Cambridge

There are taxi ranks at both Royston and Cambridge stations. Whittlesford station is the closest to the museum but does not have a taxi rank.

Visit National Rail or First Capital Connect websites for further details on train timetables and prices.

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