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American Air Museum

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Now has a cafe...

Since my last visit, catering facilities have been added and on such a hot day, I was glad of the... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Day trip at Duxford

The American Air Museum is a wonderful part of The Imperial War Museum Duxford and is free to enter... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Dudley, United Kingdom
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This museum dedicated to the US 8th and 9th Army Air Force houses a large collection of American combat aircraft.
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Duxford, England
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Since my last visit, catering facilities have been added and on such a hot day, I was glad of the cold bottle of water I bought 👍🏻

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 29gregory
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

The American Air Museum is a wonderful part of The Imperial War Museum Duxford and is free to enter for visitors to Duxford (£20 entry fee per adult). It has many planes from the Cold War on display including V-Bombers (Including the Vulcan) and fighters...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

What else is there to say about Duxford’s Imperial War Museum that hasn’t already been said? It’s amazing. I will say that getting there from London was pretty easy (albeit not the cheapest) despite the posts indicating a lack of taxis. We took the direct...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Loved this place! Had the most amazing day out here. The weather helped it was a scorcher!! Great exhibition of planes! Amazing place

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

From the out side it looks like a hard shelter dug into the ground. Blends in well. A lot of varied air craft crammed into what appears a small site. But it is actually very big. It had a B-52 and various WW11 bombers housed...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Mike A
Reviewed 3 June 2018

If you're going to be at IWM Duxford I think it would be impossible to miss this hangar for its size and importance in the local history and airfield. The unusual design brings a lot of aircraft in one place to view from various angles...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

So many planes and suspended from the ceiling at all angles. I also enjoyed reading the short biogs of people from the lady who riveted airplanes until she was 95 to the pilots. Some very moving exhibits.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Helen D
Reviewed 29 May 2018

As you walk into the main entrance on the top floor it is like walking into a bunker & you are greated by the F14 Tomcat flying straight at you, really well designed. There are some iconic aircraft in here, B52, Phantom, U2, etc. A...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 446PaulP446
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

This is a separate hall in the IWM complex . For me the amazing thing to see was the B52 ... to see how large it is compared with the a B17 or a Lancaster bomber brings home how much damage thus a machine unleashed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 851wayneb
Reviewed 14 May 2018

An all day experience. So much to see and do. Aircraft through the ages, flights shows and much more. Thoroughly recommend.

Date of experience: April 2018
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17 December 2018|
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Response from Wendy T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, i have no idea. We were in our motorhome and drove from site to the Air museum, but its well worth the effort. Enjoy your visit
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Response from LordHafod | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion you could do both. The American Museum could be visited in 2 hours, with the rest of your time devoted to the other museums/attractions. The advantage is there are cafes/toilets at both sites. I personally... More