Sunday 13 November
Free admission to all
On Remembrance Sunday, IWMDuxford will be hosting a special service of remembrance .
Admission to the museum is free for all on Remembrance Sunday and we very much hope that people will take this opportunity to visit IWM Duxford on the day whenmembers of the Armed Forces, who lost their lives in active service, are remembered.
At 11.00am, a two-minute silence will be observed across the museum, commencing and concluding with a traditional gun salute presented by The Garrison.
We’ll be hosting activities throughout the museum, looking at the poppy, the striking symbol of remembrance that resonates back to the First World War.
In AirSpace, between 10.00amand 3.00pm,make a poppy and wear it with pride or attach it to the large Flanders Field frieze. In Land Warfare between 10.00amand 3.00pm, your assembled poppy can be attached to a mural depicting modern warfare and between 11.30am and 3.30pm you can also meet veterans of the Royal Anglian Regiment who will chat about their personal experiences of war.
In Hangar 4: Battle of Britain, between 10.00amand 3.00pm we’ll be making a giant poppy comprised of 2000 individual poppies. The Remembrance Poppy was originally designed so that it could be assembled with just one hand. Visitors will have the opportunity to deconstruct a poppy and then try to reconstruct it using only one hand.
Visitors can then sign their poppy, dedicate it to a loved one or write their own personal message and then add it to the giant poppy that will come to life throughout the day in Hangar 4: Battle of Britain.
The Remembrance Service will commence at 12.30pmin the Conservation Hall in AirSpace. There will be standard bearers from the Royal British Legion and local air cadets. The Sawston Youth Group Band will perform the Last Post.
Why not post your own personal message of remembrance onto our Wall of Remembrance which will be in the Conservation Hall throughout the day.
Join us at historic Duxford to remember those who gave their lives in conflicts past and present and to actively commemorate those who are no longer with us.