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American Air Museum

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A great experience!

A welcome tribute to the Americans who flew from the UK in war and peace. An excellent collection... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
John B
Colbert, Washington
You won't believe how many aircraft you can see in this display

Took time to visit this display before the airshow started. Every space has been used, with... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Peter W
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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 8 May 2018

A welcome tribute to the Americans who flew from the UK in war and peace. An excellent collection of aircraft trace the WWII and postwar U.S. Air Force's efforts in the UK. The WWII types take center stage, and you'll see the B-17 and B-24...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Took time to visit this display before the airshow started. Every space has been used, with aircraft of all shapes and sizes being meticulously arranged like a giant jigsaw to get them all in. There is also a room dedicated to the American Airmen who...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Peter W
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Great tribute to all those serving in the American Air Force, interesting and respectful exhibits with some great stories being told.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Large purpose built building at the far end of the airfield with a large selection of rare American planes, some on the ground and some suspended from the ceiling.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

I visited the American Air Museum with a friend. The Museum is within the overall Imperial War Museum at Duxford which is a good day out overall. The American planes are well presented with a high level walkway to best view the planes hung from...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank IainC308
Reviewed 11 April 2018

I came with my friend to duxford and this museum was stunning yet again. Recently opened it was very busy. The whole site was marvellous and is a must see for all ages. The day was dry and sunny which made all the difference. I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

was visiting the duxford air museum for a car show and hadn't expected so much to see in addition to the cars, the planes and the museums. Well laid out and signposted for all abilities so a great afternoon out for all the family. The...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Nick L
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Lovely hanger within the IWM Duxford. Not too sure on the new roped layout in the museum, before you get to walk round planes, now you get stuck and have to back track. Easy access for all ages.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

A well designed building that caters for all people, whether disabled or not, so that you can get as close as possible to the planes and other exhibits. At first glance, it looks like a busy airplane car park but once inside, you can just...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Garrett P
Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you never been to IWM museum at Duxford your missing something worth seeing.Lots of vintage Aircraft of all types.Lots of attraction also. Go and see for yourselves.

Date of experience: April 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