Duxford Aviation Museum - Duxford - Great Britain

Address: Duxford Airbase, Cambridgeshire (See map)
Telephone: +44 (0)1223-835000
Website: http://www.iwm.org.uk/duxford

Shop: shop present
Restaurant/refreshments: restaurant
Size of the museum/site: large
Year of visit: 2000

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Description: Duxford is the true Mecca for historic warfare aviation fanatics! With over 180 historic aircraft on display, frequent air shows and a giant "Land Warfare Hall" (devoted to armoured vehicles, guns and weaponry from various fighting theatres from the Second World War and the Falklands conflict), the museum should keep you busy for at least half-a-day.

Special points of interest include the massive Boeing B52 bomber (one of many American WWII planes of the Duxford-collection), various Spitfires, and the British-French supersonic Concorde, which is fully accessible to visitors. Visitors can also view the restoration and conservation of planes going on in some of the large hangars.

Especially handy for tourists visiting Britain without a car, is the free bus service that runs between Cambridge city centre and the museum.

B24 "Liberator" heavy bomber with a charismatic Uncle Sam depicted on it.

Stubborn defender of Berlin aiming a Panzerfaust at the Soviet invaders.

Britain's most feared aircraft: the Lancaster bomber and the Spitfire fighter.

B17 flying fortress: the American "Sally-B" bomber.

Gigantic coastal defence gun.

Operations Room in its wartime appearance.

German Messerschmitt.

Nose and wing of the mighty Boeing B52 bomber "Stratofortress", with a McDonnell Douglas "Phantom" F4 fighter.

Famous Hawker Hurricane mk1.

Soldiers during a brief respite from the fighting in Northern France.