Friday 15 July 2022

Imperial War Museums - Events coming your way this summer


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Events and Experiences
At IWM this summer
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Summer is in full swing across our branches, and we have a packed programme of plans to fill your diary!

Immerse yourself in the summer of 1940 with Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show, sit inside the cockpit of our very special Spitfire N3200 or step into the brand-new theatrical event experience Operation Black Door.

There's also even more to discover at IWM branches throughout the summer holidays with our family activities.
It's Flying Season at IWM Duxford
Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show
10 and 11 September 2022

History is in the air – and all around you!

Step back into 1940 and hear the roar of Merlin engines above Duxford, famous for defending Britain in the Second World War.

Enjoy action in the skies and on the ground with entertainment from the era and activities for all ages.
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Flying Days:
The Americans
23 July 2022

United through flight: a shared story of war, love, loss and duty.

Join us for an air display commemorating Station 357 and Duxford's place in US Army Air Force history.

We'll also be celebrating 25 years since The American Air Museum in Britain opened at IWM Duxford.
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Flying Days:
Young Aviators
1 August 2022

Especially for young aviation fans and their families.

What’s it like to fly? How do you become a pilot? Do you have what it takes?

Enjoy pure, feel-good family fun with a day out to kick off the school summer holiday - whatever your age!
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Duxford Flying Evening
27 August 2022

Spend a perfect summer's evening together. 

Returning for 2022, enjoy a spectacular evening flying display as the sun goes down.

From camera-ready flypast moments to enjoying refreshments on a lazy Saturday summer’s evening, see Duxford in a whole new light. 
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Duxford Flying Finale
8 October 2022

Celebrate the highs of another fabulous flying season!

Duxford Flying Finale will bring together highlights from the year as we say farewell to a fantastic season of flying.

This special end of season event brings together favourite acts, old and new, for a thrilling day of aerial displays over the historic airfield.

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Flying Days:
Model Aircraft Centenary
9 October 2022

Celebrating 100 Years of the British Model Flying Association.

Meet the community of builders who are passionate about model making and radio control flying.

Come along and discover how to get involved in a hobby which is growing in popularity across the UK.
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Hurricanes of No. 56 Squadron in 1940
IWM In Conversation:
The Battle of Britain
17 September, IWM Duxford

Join us for a packed day of fascinating lectures from guest historians Paul Beaver and Victoria Taylor, and IWM curators Adrian Kerrison and Craig Murray.

Four experts, four talks, one day immersed in a pivotal moment in history, 10 July to 31 October 1940, The Battle of Britain. 
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Family Activities this Summer Holiday
Activities vary, we recommend checking details at the admissions desk on arrival.
Story Seekers: Camouflage & Design
Uncover the secrets of camouflage by getting up close to objects of illusion and deceit.

Use your imagination and embark on a special mission that’s fun for all the family. 

IWM London: Daily from 26 July until 29 August. Free entry. 

IWM North: Daily from 26 July until 29 August. Free entry. 
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We Were There:
Family Days
Hear an array of personal stories from veterans and eyewitnesses of conflict. Gain a first-hand insight into the impact of war. 

IWM London: Every Tuesday from 26 July until 30 August. Free entry. 

IWM North: Every Tuesday from 26 July until 30 August. Free entry. 

HMS Belfast: 29 July, 5, 12, 19,  26 August. Free with admission. 
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The Camouflage Unit Camp
Join the camouflage unit and try your hand at code-breaking, don desert disguises and witness some mirror ‘magic’.

IWM London: Fridays in August. Free entry.  

IWM North: Wednesdays in August (except 31). Free entry. 
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