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Duxford Town Information

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Duxford Air Museum - Photo © Bev Dickinson
Duxford Air Museum - Photo: Bev Dickinson CCL

This village dates back to the Domesday Book (1086) but most visitors come here to watch the skies because it is world-famous for its proximity to Europe's leading aviation museum, which began life as an aerodrome in the First World War and played a vital role as an RAF station in World War Two.

Later it became an American fighter base. The museum has a fine collection of tanks, military vehicles and naval craft and includes the American Air Museum which houses historic American combat aircraft, including the B-17 Flying Fortress, Sally B, which was used in the filming of "Memphis Belle". Many planes are suspended from the ceiling as if in flight.

Nearby is the Duxford Lodge Hotel which also played its part during WWII  When visiting the Lounge Bar, decorated with many pictures of aeroplanes and fighter pilots, you can imagine the frequent visitors during the last World War which included Winston Churchill, Douglas Bader and Bing Crosby in their number.