Airborne Assault traces the history of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces from its inception to the present day, including operations in Afghanistan. Providing an insight into how today’s highly trained paratroopers are at the heart of 16 Air Assault Brigade, the Army’s rapid response force.
The story is told using imaginative displays of uniform and equipment from medals, weapons and even one of many ‘ParaDogs’ that were dropped into the battlefield all with historical and contemporary film footage and original sound recordings
Airborne Assault is situated within the Airspace Hanger of the Imperial War Museum Duxford. For groups of 10 or more, PRA/Servicemen are entitled to free entry with smaller groups being offered a “two for one” offer. To make a booking and for full details please contact the Curatorial Team for these and other offers.
Duxford is Europe's premier aviation museum - as well as having one of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and naval exhibits in the country. The site is over a mile long and contains exhibits of the Battle of Britain, Land Warfare as well as Duxford's wartime role as a fighter station. In addition, there are two restaurants on site and a gift shop for the Imperial War Museum.
Open Bank Holidays, however our displays are not open to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Opening times for the Winter are:
October to March:
10am - 4pm
Last admission 3pm
December exclusions: Closed from Mon 21 – Sat 26 Dec. Open Sun 27 Dec 2020 to Sun 3 January 2021.
Opening times for the Summer are:
March to October:
10am - 6pm
Last admission 5pm
We are closed 24, 25 and 26 December.