Six large halls, one more gigantic than the other: inside, hundreds of veteran aeroplanes, from biplanes via propeller-driven reconnaissance and combat aircraft to jets. During air shows, they can even take off and fly past in formation over the historic airfield. This is Duxford, a spectacular branch of the British Imperial War Museum and perhaps the home of Europe's most important collection of aeroplanes. Here visitors can stroll through a century of aviation history, watch restorers at work and come face to face with heroic aviation pioneers and modern designers, famous pilots and highly trained ground crews in the brand new interactive Airspace exhibition hall. The museum mainly concentrates on British and US American military machines. But it also comprises a range of civil aeroplanes.