June 20 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, March 16, 2013
HISTORIC Duxford is a new exhibition which explores Duxford’s time as an RAF airfield from 1918 to 1961.
It is the Imperial War Museum’s first new permanent exhibition since the opening of AirSpace in 2007.
It has been under development for almost two decades, with creation and delivery taking three years to complete.
Steve Woolford, Head of Interpretation and Collections, said: “IWM Duxford is famously known for its air shows and large-scale exhibitions, such as AirSpace. For the first time, we are giving visitors an insight into the heart of this historic site, telling RAF Duxford’s own story.”
In Historic Duxford, the personal stories of the men and women who lived, worked and fought for their country at RAF Duxford take centre stage, supported by the personal objects that help to convey those stories.
One of the camp’s most famous characters is Douglas Bader and, for the first time in almost a decade, items owned by the Second World War fighter pilot will be on display.
Historic Duxford opens to visitors on Thursday, March 28, and is included in general admission to IWM Duxford. Visitors 15 and under enjoy free admission.