Imperial War Museum Duxford - Cambridgeshire, UK
Posted by: Dragontree
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Quick Description: The Imperial War Museum Duxford lies beside the M11 and A505 junction in Cambridgeshire.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/6/2011 12:52:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMB52Z
Based on the wartime airfield this large museum contains both old and new buildings housing many exhibits. The airfield remains active today hosting special flights which can be purchased for occasions.
Wikipedia describes the museum:
'Duxford is a village in Cambridgeshire, England, some ten miles south of Cambridge. Duxford gives its name to RAF Duxford, a former Royal Air Force airfield that was used as a sector station during the Battle of Britain. Duxford Aerodrome was the home of Douglas Bader's Big Wing during that battle. Duxford airfield later became a fighter airfield for the United States Army Air Forces operating P47 Thunderbolt aircraft, it is now the Imperial War Museum Duxford.
It was used in the motion picture The Battle of Britain. During that production one of the hangars was blown up to simulate a Luftwaffe bombing raid. Later it was purchased by the Imperial War Museum.'
Opening hours: Open daily except 24, 25 and 26 December. Summer 2011 (19 March 2011 to 29 October 2011) 10.00am - 6.00pm (Last admission 5.00pm) Winter 2011/2012 (30 October 2011 to mid March 2012) 10.00am - 4.00pm (Last admission 3.00pm)
Open all year: Except for some holidays
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Wikipedia link:: [Web Link]
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