Duxford Airshows

Air Shows at IWM Duxford in 2017. IWM Duxford as an airshow venue

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Air Shows at IWM Duxford 2017

Sally B

A favourite Duxford resident, Sally B, displays at most Duxford airshows

The Imperial War Museum (IWM) have airshows at Duxford at least three times each year: generally a themed show in the Spring, Flying Legends in the summer and the main Duxford Air Show, which may also be themed, in the autumn. As well as aircraft based at the airfield, shows also include visiting aircraft, most of which are chosen to suit the theme. You can select a specific airshow from the top menu or the table below for more details of this year's shows.

Duxford Airshows 2017

About IWM Duxford

Duxford was an airfield in the First World War and was an RAF fighter station and then an American fighter base in the second. It was the base of the first operational Spitfire squadron during WW2.

It is now home to the Imperial War Museum with aviation, tanks, military vehicles and naval exhibits as well as the Fighter Collection, The Old Flying Machine Company, The Aircraft Restoration Company, Historic Aircraft Collection, B-17 Preservation Society and others.

Location

Local area

Getting to Duxford

By car

Duxford is in Cambridgeshire, off Junction 10 of the M11. If you are coming from the north, a signposted alternative is to leave at Junction 11 and take the A10 to Royston, then the A505. This is a much longer route designed to split the traffic up. There is free parking at the museum. The Post Code (for Sat Nav) is CB22 4QR but some systems will only recognise the older code CB2 4QR. There is a park and ride at Junction 11 of the M11 on show days. The bus is free but parking isn't.

By coach

National Express have direct coach services to Cambridge. You can book seats online. Click the National Express name to go to their web site.

By Train

The easiest train station is Cambridge, which has a direct service from London. A half-hourly courtesy bus runs between the show ground and Cambridge station on show days. Otherwise take a Stagecoach service C7 or Myalls service 132.

Click here to create a pocket timetable for your journey between any stations on the National Rail network.

The variety of rail tickets and fares can be very confusing. Trainline and Raileasy web sites list all ticket and fare options for the time and day of travel you choose, but they both levy an admin fee. Click either of the blue ticket agency names to go to their web site.

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Find accommodation near Duxford

It is best to book as far as possible in advance. This is not only because nearby hotels and guest houses tend get booked up well before the date of an airshow but also because prices can be better when you book early online.

There are plenty of booking agencies. We find that many of the well known ones are better at finding hotels from international or larger UK chains and may suggest hotels in main towns or cities quite a distance from the show site.

If you need plenty of options, we find that, between them, LateRooms and Expedia list a good selection of smaller, as well as bigger, hotels and will find accommodation in villages and small towns as well as the main centres. Expedia also give, and take, Nectar points.

Click either blue agency name for a list of hotels and guest houses near the show. The venue is already built into both links, so when the list comes up you just have to enter your dates.

Trivago will list competitive prices for a range of hotels, but they might not necessarily find them all, because some chains do not subscribe to their service. You may also get a better rate if you book direct with an hotel, especially if you are a member of a loyalty or rewards scheme.

The International Hotels Group have a Holiday Inn Express near the airshow but it sells out very quickly for airshow dates. There is another Holiday Inn Express and a Holiday Inn in Cambridge about 9 miles away and a Holiday Inn Express in Stanstead about 20 miles to the south. There are three Premier Inn hotels in Cambridge and another two within 20 miles of the show.

Weather for Duxford

Other Forecasts

UK Met Office

A full 7 day Duxford weather forecast from the UK Met Office

BBC

A five day forecast from the BBC

 

 

2017 Shows
Dates

For dates of shows in 2017, see the '2017 Shows' tab

Airshow links

Duxford's web site


Photos

Photos taken at a Duxford airshow

Travel

Sat Nav CB22 4QR
For links to travel and route planning web sites, click the 'Getting there' tab