We’ll be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style at The Jubilee Air Show on Sunday 27 May.
A stunning aerial display will feature historic and contemporary aircraft from the past 60 years and beyond performing in the skies over IWM Duxford.
On the ground, there’ll be fun-packed activities for all the family to enjoy and the whole museum is open to explore.
To mark 60 years of the Queen’s reign, we are offering senior visitors (aged 60 plus) a free ticket for The Jubilee Air Show when a full price adult or senior ticket is purchased. This offer is on advance ticket purchases only; it cannot be used on the day of the event.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.iwm.org.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01223 499353. The Box Office is open from Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
There is no booking fee but a postage and packing fee applies per transaction. Last posting dates: For overseas postal delivery – 5.00pm on Friday 11 May; For UK postal delivery – 5.00pm on Wednesday 16 May
We’ll be announcing displaying aircraft and additional activities as they are confirmed. Keep an eye on the website (www.iwm.org.uk) and like us on Facebook to find out the news as it happens.
Join us for The Jubilee Air Show on Sunday 27 May. Enjoy an unforgettable day and a fantastic air display fit for royalty.
All flying is subject to weather, serviceability and operational commitments.
IWM Duxford is Britain’s best-preserved Second World War airfield, with a fascinating history that dates back to the First World War. Its story reflects the landmark achievements made in aviation history. Duxford is Europe’s premier aviation museum, where historic buildings intersperse with state-of-the-art exhibition halls, including AirSpace and the American Air Museum. Historic aircraft can regularly be seen taking to the skies from Duxford’s wartime airfield. Through the rich displays of aircraft and the powerful stories of the men and women involved, we tell the story of the impact of aviation on the nature of war, on people’s lives and on the social and economic history of the region. With one of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and artillery in the UK, we also show the impact of technological development on war and conflict.
IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Open Daily (except 24, 25 and 26 December;)
Summer 2012 (17 March to 27 October 2012) 10.00am to 6.00pm. Public Enquiries: +44 (0)1223 835000
IWM (Imperial War Museums) tells the story of people who have lived, fought and died in conflicts involving Britain and the Commonwealth since the First World War.
Our unique Collections, made up of the everyday and the exceptional, reveal stories of people, places, ideas and events. Using these, we tell vivid personal stories and create powerful physical experiences across our five museums that reflect the realities of war as both a destructive and creative force. We challenge people to look at conflict from different perspectives, enriching their understanding of the causes, course and consequences of war and its impact on people’s lives.
IWM’s five branches are IWM London, IWM’s flagship branch with six floors of exhibitions and displays; IWM North, housed in an iconic award-winning building designed by Daniel Libeskind; IWM Duxford, a world renowned aviation museum and Britain’s best preserved wartime airfield; Churchill War Rooms, housed in Churchill’s secret headquarters below Whitehall; and the Second World War cruiser HMS Belfast.
First World War Centenary
2014 – 2018 marks the centenary of the First World War, a landmark anniversary for Britain and the world. IWM will mark the centenary by leading a vibrant, four year programme of cultural activities across the country, including the opening of brand new First World War galleries at IWM London in 2014. For more information visit www.1914.org