American Air Museum closes for a year
The American Air Museum at IWM Duxford has closed for a year for a project which is conserving the aircraft and updating displays.
The glazed wall will be removed from the rear of the museum, the suspended aircraft will be lowered from the ceiling and all aircraft will be removed from the building.
From late May, visitors will be able to see many of the iconic American aircraft from the American Air Museum in new locations around IWM Duxford, enabling them to see the previously suspended aircraft in detail and to explore the aircraft from new perspectives.
IWM will redevelop the exhibitions to ensure that they are impactful for the next generation of visitors.
The American Air Museum was built at IWM Duxford in 1996-7 to present the best collection of American military aircraft on public display outside the U.
It tells the story of American air power and the integral relationship between the US and the UK.
It also stands as a memorial to the approximately 30,000 US airmen and women who were killed while serving from Great Britain during the Second World War, including from Duxford.
The heritage presented in the American Air Museum has a relevance to everybody living in Britain, particularly people in the East of England.