Duxford Air Festival

Sat 27 May 2017 – Sun 28 May 2017

Cost:

Book before Sunday 14 May 2017 and save with our Early Bird prices. Kids under 16 go free.

Air Shows are strictly advance ticket only events.

Book before Sunday 14 May 2017 and save with our Early Bird prices. Kids under 16 go free.

Experience the thrills in the sky above, and enjoy the fun on the showground below at the Spring Bank Holiday Duxford Air Festival:

  • Enjoy dynamic flying over the skies of Duxford’s historic airbase, showcasing the skill and capability of pilots in amazing aircraft
  • Witness hair-raising aerobatics and aerial ingenuity from powerful aircraft
  • Take part in the live entertainment across the show ground including music, family activities and interviews
  • Delicious festival food
  • Immerse yourself in the heritage and history of  RAF Duxford
  • Visit our award winning museum and interactive exhibitions – entrance to all of our public buildings is included in your air show ticket price
  • Don’t miss out on two days of exciting flying with a great value Weekend Pass
  • Silver Pass upgrades are available for an extra special family experience
  • Gold Pass upgrades are available for an extra special enthusiast experience​
  • Experience a festival of flying for all the family!

To keep up to date on air show news and  flying participation please subscribe to our enews

Please remember:

  • Our air show events are strictly advance ticket only. Ticket are not for sale on the day of the event.
  • Children under 16 go free but must be accompanied by an adult
  • All flying is subject to weather and serviceability
  • Flying display times may vary
  • We recommend that you travel to our air shows by public transport. If travelling by car, please remember to book your Vehicle Parking Permit when you buy your air show admission ticket.

 

IWM Duxford,
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QR
Public Transport

Buses run from Cambridge Railway Station, Trumpington Park & Ride and Royston Railway Station to IWM Duxford on air show days. Please do not travel unless you have already booked your ticket - they aren't for sale on the gate.

Travelling By Car

Follow the signposted routes.

Please do not travel unless you already have your admission ticket and car park permit - they aren't available at the gate. We will operate a traffic management system on the M11, A505 and surrounding roads.

 

Confirmed participants so far:

Follow our  enews  for the most upto date details of our flying programme.

 

 

Gold Pass Premium Experiences, Closer to the Action

Take advantage of our exclusive Gold Pass for the complete Air Festival Experience. The exclusive Marquee brings you as close to the action as we can possibly get you, right on the flightline of our historic airbase:

  • Includes outdoor and indoor seating to protect you from the elements, rain or shine
  • VIP onsite parking, the best parking spots within our historic site
  • Unlimited morning access to the Flightline Walk, getting up close to the aircraft and pilots before they take to the skies
  • Sit back and experience in comfort 3.5 hours of incredible flight - an unrivalled display of thrill, power and skills.

Every Gold Pass includes in the price and package

  • Access to a whole day of entertainment. Doors open at 8am and close at 6pm.
  • VIP parking on site (no need to purchase a separate parking permit)
  • Unlimited access to the Flightline Walk before the live action begins, allowing you to get up close to the historic aircraft
  • Unlimited access to the exclusive Gold Marquee, including indoor and outdoor seating on the edge of the flight line, allowing you to come and go as you please without missing a prime spot!
  • The Marquee's exclusive private enclosure includes luxury toilets
  • An air show souvenir programme (redeem your copy from any IWM retail venue with your air show programme voucher)
  • A special 15% off at IWM's shop as an additional thank you from us for your support*

You can also upgrade your Gold Pass to include a Gold Pass Lunch Voucher for our Street Food Selection Lunch Offer – pre booking essential.

*As a charity, our air shows help us to preserve and maintain the heritage and history of RAF Duxford and ensures visitors to IWM Duxford today can experience the site as it would have been: a live, operational airfield at the centre of world events from the First World War to the Cold War.

Last dates to buy Gold and Silver Passes are:

  • Duxford Air Festival - Sunday 14 May until midnight

  • The Fighter Collection’s Flying Legends air show at IWM Duxford - Sunday 25 June until midnight

  • Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show - Sunday 10 September until midnight

 

GOLD PASS PRICES: Enjoy an extra special air show experience

Gold Pass (1 day access)

 £85

Gold Pass with meal (1 day access)

 £111.95

Gold Pass (2 day / Weekend Pass)

 £140

Gold Pass with meal (2 day / Weekend Pass)

 £193.90

  • For upgrades to gold pass or for groups of 10 or more, please call our Box Office

 

Terms and Conditions:

  • Please note that all flying is subject to weather and serviceability.
  • Flying display times may vary.
  • At peak times you may have to wait to be seated for your buffet lunch in the Gold Pass marquee.
  • We recommend that the Gold Marquee is not suitable for families with young children. For an extra special experience family experience, check out our Silver Pass options.

Silver Pass Premium Experiences – Exclusive Fun For All The Family, Closer to the Action

Our Silver Pass family marquee offers great views of the aircraft and their pilots as they prepare to take to the skies above our historic airbase:

  • Enjoy the live action from the comfort of our family area, including indoor and outdoor seating for all weathers
  • Come and go as you please, enjoying the showground and exhibitions at your own pace during the build up to the thrilling flying display
  • Experience the Flightline Walk together, getting up close to the aircraft and their pilots before the display starts
  • Take part in exclusive events and hands on activities to entertain children in between the flying programme
  • Enjoy Silver Pass luxury toilets, avoiding air show day queues!
  • Take advantage of VIP onsite parking
  • Sit back and experience in comfort 3.5 hours of incredible flight - an unrivalled display of thrill, power and skills.

Every Silver Pass purchase includes:

  • VIP parking on site
  • Unlimited access to the exclusive Silver Marquee, allowing you to come and go as you please
  • Unlimited access to the Flightline walk before the live action begins,
  • The Marquee's exclusive private enclosure includes luxury toilets
  • An air show souvenir programme (redeem your copy from any IWM retail venue with your air show programme voucher)
  • A special 15% off at IWM's shop as an additional thank you from us for your support*

*As a charity, our air shows help us to preserve and maintain the heritage and history of RAF Duxford and ensures visitors to IWM Duxford today can experience the site as it would have been: a live, operational airfield at the centre of world events from the First World War to the Cold War.

Last dates to buy Gold and Silver Passes are:

  • Duxford Air Festival - Sunday 14 May until midnight

  • The Fighter Collection’s Flying Legends air show at IWM Duxford - Sunday 25 June until midnight

  • Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show - Sunday 10 September until midnight

 

SILVER PASS PRICES: Enjoy an extra special air show experience for all the family

  

Silver Pass Adult (1 day access)

 £65

Silver Pass Child (1 day access)

 £20

Silver Pass Family of 2 adults and 2 children (1 day access)

 £140

 

 

Silver Pass Adult (2 day / Weekend Pass)

 £115

Silver Pass Child (2 day / Weekend Pass)

 £35

Silver Pass Family of 2 adults and 2 children (2 day / Weekend Pass)

 £250

Silver pass children aged 5 – 15,  4 years and under go free

 

 

About air shows at IWM Duxford

Why do air shows take place at IWM Duxford?

RAF Duxford is nearly 100 years old. Built in 1917 and an active airfield since 1918, IWM is now responsible for preserving its history and heritage and telling the stories of the men and women who flew and fought from here. This is the reason why we still stage air shows at IWM: because aircraft, flown by brave and expert pilots, have always taken to the skies above Duxford. Through our immersive air shows we hope to bring more people closer to the realities of war, sharing the heritage, history and the stories of real people with new audiences every year. We hope these audiences will come back again and tell others about their experiences.

What air shows take place at IWM Duxford?

There are three incredible air shows in our events season. May and September shows are thrilling spectacles staged by IWM, celebrating the history and heritage of RAF Duxford. As a charity, it's a great way to bring new audiences to our museum, bringing a new perspective on how visitors can support the airfield, the air craft and new major learning projects.

They are a great day out for all ages including three and a half hours of incredible air displays, a Flightline Walk of the aircraft before they take to the skies, live entertainment, retail and merchandising stalls, food and drink and a large themed show ground. On top of this live event activity, visitors can also enjoy our important historic site including the airfield and its listed buildings, AirSpace and the American Air Museum. 

In July, the Flying Legends show is staged by our onsite partners The Fighter Collection.

Ticket policies and admission fees

Why is your sales policy 'advance ticket only'?

Our air shows are very popular. Many of our air show peers and large scale event competitors had already moved to advance ticketing when we decided to follow their lead in September 2015, ensuring we could manage the sheer numbers of people on site. Advanced ticketing helps us to plan for simple comforts like enough toilets, programmes and food and drink stalls. Most importantly though, our site does have a capacity limit for how many cars and people we can accommodate safely within the airfield and showground. Advanced ticketing makes sure we can only sell the amount of tickets that will ensure a great on-site experience.

What is the last chance I have to purchase an Air Show ticket?

Online bookings always close at 12 midnight on the night before the event day. So for example, if you are planning to attend the May Air Show on Saturday 27 May, you will need you will need to have booked online by 12 midnight on Friday 26 May. If you are buying a Weekend Pass, Weekend Passes will also stop being sold online at Midnight on the Friday night directly before the Saturday and Sunday of events.

The exception is for Gold and Silver Premium Experience passes which need to be physically posted out. Check our air show web pages for information on last dates to purchase Gold and Silver passes. They do sell quickly – book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. A limited number of Premium Experience upgrades are sometimes available on the day on a first come, first served basis. Ask staff on arrival if you are interested in finding out more.

Please remember, tickets are not for sale on arrival at IWM Duxford on air show days. Please do not travel unless you already have a valid ticket for your entire group. Children under 16 and disabled carers go free, but still need a booked ticket for arrival. If travelling by car, please book your Vehicle Parking Permit in advance too. You may be turned away from our car parks without it.

What happens if I turn up without a confirmed, pre-purchased ticket?

Please do not travel to IWM Duxford on an air show day without having purchased a ticket in advance. You can buy your tickets online, including your Vehicle Permit Pass if you intend to travel by car, up until 12 midnight the night before. Your tickets must be shown on arrival. For advice on how to print or download your ticket, please see below.

How do I know my ticket is 'confirmed'?

When booking by email, you will receive an initial e-response from no_reply_iwm@maximweb.net. This email will include your download links to save your e-ticket to your device; or to print to your local printer. Please note that all of our e-tickets contain a bar code. This bar code must be printed correctly for use on the day. When you download your e-ticket two barcodes should appear, one within the box at the top of the page and the second at the bottom. If you cannot see these barcodes but instead characters with boxes behind them, try and save the e-tickets and reopen them. If they still don't appear correctly, please update the version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Once done, reopen your e-tickets and the barcodes will display correctly for you to print.

If you are having any trouble booking with an overseas credit card please call our Box Office on 01223 499 353

Can I change my booking after I've received my e-response message?

Our tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable and so please make sure that you are booking the correct day and check that everyone in your party can also make it before confirming your booking. Due to the high volume of tickets we sell for our events each year, we are unable to process changes to tickets once they have been confirmed. Our terms and conditions are in line with ticketing policies for other similar large scale events and can be found here http://www.iwm.org.uk/terms?_ga=1.63917743.1068013503.1479458448

However, there are checks in place within the booking system to allow you to review your purchase before you agree the T&Cs of purchase. Please do ensure you check all of your ticket types, dates and costs before agreeing to the terms and conditions of sale.

Can I have my tickets posted?

If you choose to purchase your tickets through the box office, your tickets will be posted using the Royal Mail Online Despatch Service. To enable you and us to keep track of your tickets, your data will be transferred to Royal Mail systems.  Your data will be stored securely, although it may be stored outside the EU.  By choosing this option, you consent to this. Further information is available through the Royal Mail:

http://www.royalmail.com/sites/default/files/RMOnlineServicesTerms_April13.pdf

This service provides the most efficient and secure way for us to post your tickets as the service is tracked and must be signed for on delivery however, we would encourage you to book your tickets online as you will receive instant confirmation that your booking has been confirmed and you don’t have to wait for your tickets to be posted out to you.

 

Do I have a 'cooling off' period after buying my tickets?

A good guide for understanding consumer rights around ticket buying is the Which? Guide.

We are committed to ensuring our sales processes are transparent and our T&Cs are reviewed every year to ensure we communicate effectively our major event policy, which is a standard position across the events industry. Please do read and check the T&Cs before you confirm your ticket purchase online, or ask our box office team to explain our T&Cs if purchasing on the telephone. Our Box Office service is available Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

How do you set your prices?

We are committed to benchmarking our prices against our major outdoor and leisure competitors to ensure we are in line with expected prices. As a charity, we are always looking to balance the needs of ensuring our events and activities support our aims by being commercially viable, with the need to ensure we are inclusive and welcoming across a wide range of communities and audiences. Everyone that attends an air show is helping to support IWM Duxford.

This year we’ve made some changes to our pricing, including offering a special limited promo code (SUPER15) for Duxford Air Festival and Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show, helping people to enjoy 15% off our already great value Early Bird prices. The SUPER15 promo* runs until 31 January 2017 and is valid on Day Out tickets, Weekend Passes and for Friends of Duxford member tickets; and our great value Early Bird price runs up until two weeks before the event weekend.

*Terms and conditions apply.  Not available on:

  • Gold Pass Premium Experience
  • Silver Pass Premium Experience
  • Seating enclosures
  • Programme vouchers
  • Vehicle parking permits
  • Cannot be used in conjuntion with any other offer
  • SUPER15 will expire on 31 January 2017
  • Not available to use against tickets for The Fighter Collection's Flying Legends Air Show on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July

Are ticket prices different according to the air show you attend?

There are two types of show at Duxford’s historic airfield:

  • IWM Duxford air shows which in 2017 include Duxford Air Festival (May) and Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show (September), produced and displayed by Imperial War Museums; and
  • The Fighter Collection’s Flying Legends Air Show, produced and displayed by a third party partner at IWM Duxford

IWM Duxford’s May and September air shows will always have consistent pricing. We do not set the prices for Flying Legends, this is at the discretion of the Fighter Collection, and therefore prices will be different if you attend a July air show.

 

Do you charge for children?

We will no longer charge for children in 2017. We hope that this encourages more families to come and enjoy the spectacle of an air show. By encouraging children to connect with Duxford’s history and heritage and the thrill of live flying displays and aerobatics; we hope to create memories that will take families on a life-long journey with us.

Do you offer discounts or promotions?

We have a great value promo code available until 31 January, offering 15% off our already great value Early Bird prices. The SUPER15 promo codes is only available on IWM Duxford air shows which are May’s late Bank Holiday weekend Duxford Air Festival and September’s Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show. Terms and conditions do apply, please check when booking your tickets.

Do you have disabled visitor pricing?

Yes we do. We offer a disabled concession and one free adult carer ticket for every disabled concession purchased. These tickets are available online and through the Box Office on +44 (0)1223 499 353. If driving to IWM Duxford please remember to book your free disabled vehicle parking permit. You will need it to access the closest onsite parking on the day. Our Box Office service is available Monday – Friday 9.30 – 17.30.

Why do you charge for vehicle parking?

The roads in and around IWM Duxford are busy. The extra traffic that air shows bring onto the roads can put too much pressure on the transport system and the experience of getting to and from air shows, in previous years, has sometimes been stressful for all involved. By ensuring that people intending to travel onsite by car have a pre-booked parking ticket we can work effectively with the Highways Agency on understanding the additional amount of traffic we will be bringing onto the roads over the weekend. In turn, the Highways Agency are experts in finding a way to accommodate extra traffic and managing potential queues. On site, the parking charge allows us to employ extra event staff to help with parking and return. There are alternative ways to travel to IWM Duxford and we always recommend public transport as the best way to enjoy your air show day out.

Why do I need to pay £5 to park on site if travelling directly by car?

We try to be transparent in our pricing and therefore do not add a car parking charge to standard admission price tickets. As we encourage visitors to travel as much a possible by public transport, it would be unfair to charge them a hidden cost to cover overheads including land rental fees (we do not own the surrounding land but need to rent fields for cars), additional events staffing to manage the flow of traffic into and out of IWM Duxford, and signage in and around the area.

If you are planning to travel to IWM Duxford by car you must have booked a valid vehicle parking permit and have it printed and ready to show on your windscreen as you arrive on site. If you have booked your admission tickets but forgot to book a vehicle parking permit at the time, please visit our bookings page to request and download your vehicle parking pass before you travel.  Vehicle parking permits are not available to download or pick up on the day from our admissions team. Entry may be refused if we cannot accommodate numbers onsite. All cars are parked at owners' risk.

Can I get my money back if it's raining on the day?

Air shows will not be cancelled due to rain. The flying display is always subject to weather, but it's unusual to not see any aircraft flying. The whole of IWM Duxford is also open on the day including our eight indoor exhibition spaces which will offer a full day out whatever the weather. Find out more about the exhibitions to plan your visit and what to see and do on the day.

What's the difference between an Early Bird ticket, a Standard ticket, Premium Experience Passes, Gold and Silver Passes?

Our Early Bird ticket is available from launch up until two weeks before the event. It’s your entrance ticket to the air show and IWM Duxford, from 8am until 6pm.

 

 Early Bird Prices

Duxford Air Festival

 Available from launch until Sunday 14 May 2017

Flying Legends Air Show

 Available from launch until Sunday 25 June 2017

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

 Available from launch until Sunday 10 Sept 2017

 

After our Early Bird price has ended, we will swap to a Standard ticket price, available online up until 12 midnight the night before the event date.

 

 Standard Prices

Duxford Air Festival

 Mon 15 May 17 - midnight before show date

Flying Legends Air Show

 Mon 26 June 17 - midnight before show date

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

 Mon 11 Sept 17 - midnight before show date

 

‘Premium Experience Pass’ is the collective name for our two exclusive marquee offers:

  • Gold Pass is our exclusive marquee close to the Flight Line;
  • Silver Pass is our exclusive family experience, again close to the Flight Line but in a relaxed environment for families with special children's activities to keep them entertained in between flying.

 

Can I upgrade my ticket to a Gold Pass or Silver Pass?

On the day, upgrades are limited and may not be available if we have reached capacity, but it is worth asking once onsite. Gold and Silver Pass upgrades sold on the day will not include parking space upgrades. Please do ensure that, if you intend to upgrade on the day, you arrive at our entrances with your pre-purchased Early Bird or Standard Ticket and a vehicle parking permit if you intend to park in any of our parking areas.

Are children allowed in the Gold Marquee?

We'd recommend looking at the Silver Pass offer rather than Gold Pass. It was especially created to ensure families had a relaxed environment to enjoy the sights and sounds of our air shows. The Silver marquee is right next to the Flight Line and includes a VIP parking pass and dedicated toilets. If you do decide the Gold Pass is right for your family please note we don't have a child Gold Pass price and they will be charged the full premium ticket rate. 

 

Travelling to the air show

Please remember when planning your travel that there are no tickets available for sale on the gates at arrival at IWM Duxford on either day of an air show. You must have a pre-purchased, fully downloaded (barcoded) ticket available to scan on arrival for everyone in your party. This includes a valid parking permit if you are travelling by car. Please don't be disappointed - book online now.

Travelling by public transport

Check and book your rail travel as soon as possible in advance. The best rail discounts are found by planning ahead as soon as you can. Try National Rail or the Trainline to compare rail prices to either Cambridge, Royston or Whittlesford Parkway.

Train + Courtesy Buses

Free Courtesy Buses from Cambridge Station to IWM Duxford

There is a free courtesy bus that runs from Cambridge to IWM Duxford on air show days. The bus departs at regular intervals from the station from 8.30am and then every 30 minutes until approximately 1.30pm. You'll need to show your downloaded or printed air show ticket when you board the bus. Please do not board a courtesy bus without your valid (readable barcode), pre-purchased ticket as there are no tickets for sale on the door. Please don't be disappointed! Buses will return to the station at regular intervals from 3pm and then every 30 minutes, with the last bus leaving IWM Duxford at 6.30pm. Timings of buses may be affected by local road traffic congestion.

Free Courtesy Buses from Royston station to IWM Duxford

A free courtesy bus will also run from Royston station from 8.30am and then every 30 minutes until approximately 1.30pm. You'll need to show your  downloaded or printed air show ticket when you board the bus. Please do not board a courtesy bus without your valid (readable barcode), pre-purchased ticket as there are no tickets for sale on the door. Please don't be disappointed! Buses will return to the station at regular intervals from 3pm and then every 30 minutes, with the last bus leaving IWM Duxford at 6.30pm. Timings of buses may be affected by local road traffic congestion.

Train + Taxi

Travelling from local rail stations to IWM Duxford by taxi

The nearest stations are Whittlesford Parkway, Royston and Cambridge. There are taxi ranks at both Royston and Cambridge stations. Whittlesford Parkway station is the closest to IWM Duxford but does not have a taxi rank; please make sure to book your taxi in advance. Please do not travel to a local rail station without your valid (readable barcode), pre-purchased ticket as there are no tickets for sale on the door. Please don't be disappointed!

Park & Ride

Due to the high number of visitors to the show, we strongly advise you to travel by public transport to avoid congestion.

A free courtesy bus runs from Trumpington Park & Ride at Junction 11 of the M11 from 8.30am and then every 30 minutes until approximately 1.30pm. Please do not board a courtesy bus without your valid (readable barcode), pre-purchased ticket as there are no tickets for sale on the door. Please don't be disappointed! Buses will return to the Park & Ride at regular intervals from 3pm and then every 30 minutes, with the last bus leaving IWM Duxford at 6.30pm. Timings of buses may be affected by local road traffic congestion. Please note that although the courtesy bus is free, a £1 parking charge still applies at Trumpington Park & Ride.

Travelling by car (Parking onsite)

Should you choose to travel direct by car, IWM Duxford is located just south of Cambridge at Junction 10 of the M11 motorway. When you approach IWM Duxford please follow the temporary road signs rather than your sat nav. Please make sure that you've booked and printed your vehicle parking permit if you wish to park at IWM Duxford. We cannot accommodate cars onsite without a pre-booked, downloaded car pass. You can book these car passes in advance on our bookings page.

During the period of the air show, a traffic management system will operate on the M11, A505 and at Junction 10 of the M11, to ensure traffic flows as freely as possible. We recommend that visitors travelling south on the M11 take the alternative route, which will be signposted from Junction 11 of the M11, along the A10 to Royston and then east to the museum along the A505. For up-to-date traffic and travel information on the day keep an eye on the Highways England website.

Because the air show is so popular, there are different car parks available depending on the time you arrive, or where you are arriving from. Each car park is clearly signposted and staff will direct you to the closest entrance. Please ensure you display your vehicle parking pass on your windscreen as you arrive at the car park for staff to check, and keep it displayed clearly during your stay. Entry will be refused if we cannot accommodate car numbers onsite because a vehicle parking permit  was not requested in advance.  All cars are parked at owner's risk.

Travelling by motorbike

Motorbikes do not need a vehicle parking permit as they can be parked on a small amount of hard standing ground on site in our East car park – you'll be directed as you approach IWM Duxford. As this site is limited however, do arrive early to avoid disappointment. During the period of the air show, a traffic management system will operate on the M11, A505 and at Junction 10 of the M11, to ensure traffic flows as freely as possible. We recommend that visitors travelling south on the M11 take the alternative route, which will be signposted from Junction 11 of the M11, along the A10 to Royston and then east to the museum along the A505. For up-to-date traffic and travel information on the day keep an eye on the Highways England website.

Flying into IWM Duxford

Please contact IWM’s Control tower on 01223 833376 to reserve your slot and for information on how to pay for your landing fee and air show tickets.

How will you be checking vehicle parking permits?

Traffic management staff will be checking for vehicle parking permits on arrival at the car parks. This is why we ask that you clearly display your permit in your windscreen on arrival. All vehicle parking permits also have a bar code related to a ticket booking reference. Staff may scan permits during the day, so please do keep it on display once you've left your vehicle.

What's the best time to arrive without having to queue to get in?

Air shows are very popular and they attract visitors from all over the world. It is usually busiest between 10am and 1pm. We recommend you arrive early in order to reduce the chance of having to queue. There's plenty to do if you arrive early. IWM Duxford's eight indoor exhibition spaces are open early on an air show day (from 8am) and provide a great opportunity to avoid the crowds and the peak time traffic. Car parks will open at 7am and close at 7pm on each day.

We've booked as a group but we'll be travelling in different cars – how many vehicle parking permits will we need?

You'll need to obtain a vehicle parking permit for every car coming to the air show. When booking your admission tickets online or via the Box Office +44 (0)1223 499 353, please do remember to think about how you will be travelling to the show and select the required amount of car parking tickets AND the number of tickets you need per person for your group at this time. We cannot amend your booking after you have confirmed and downloaded your tickets.  Additional vehicle permits and/or admission tickets (one ticket per person) are not available to buy on the day from our staff. Please don't be disappointed on arrival!

I have a people carrier/ mini bus/camper van/motor home. How do I book my Vehicle Parking Permit?

Parking space is limited for larger vehicles and so you will need to call the Box Office on +44 (0)1223 499 353 in advance to make sure we reserve the right space for your vehicle:

Mini buses/ people carriers (10-35 seats)

To book parking for vehicles with 10- 35 seats you'll need to call our Box Office on +44 (0)1223 499 353. Please don't wait and be disappointed – call and book as soon as you can! You cannot obtain these permits online. Please also remember, all of your passengers will need to have/show a valid (readable barcode), pre-purchased admission ticket (one ticket per person). Tickets are not available for sale at the gates. Thank you for your help and understanding. Please also ask our Box Office team for information on our group rates.

Campervans, motor homes and nine plus seater cars

For campervans you can book your vehicle permit online when you buy your admission tickets. For larger vehicles including motor homes and any vehicles with more than nine seats, you will need to phone the Box Office on +44 (0)1223 499 353 to organise your permit. Remember, if you're parking at IWM Duxford, you'll need to book a vehicle parking permit in advance when you purchase your admission tickets. Please also remember, all of your passengers will need to have/show a valid (readable barcode), pre-purchased admission ticket (one ticket per person). Tickets are not available for sale at the gates on arrival at IWM Duxford. Thank you for your help and understanding. Campervans and motor homes can park on site, but overnight camping is prohibited.

Please also note: for campervan owners who have visited an IWM Duxford air show before, the campervan parking location has changed and will be located further back from the display barrier than usual. We recommend that you find a safe designated spot, away from your campervan and the parking area, from which to view the flying display. Our staff will be ensuring that visitors vacate the area in the run up to the first aircraft taking to the skies. No exceptions will be made. Thank you for your understanding.

Group and coach bookings

You cannot book online vehicle parking permits for coaches or larger vehicles (i.e. more than 35 seats). We have limited space available for large vehicles – please call our box office +44 (0)1223 499 353 as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. We cannot add further spaces once the allocated spaces are filled; or fit in any coaches that turn up on the day without a pre-booked coach parking ticket. Please also remember, all of your passengers will need to have/show a valid (readable barcode), pre-purchased admission ticket (one ticket per person). Tickets are not available for sale at the gates. Thank you for your help and understanding. Our Box Office service is available Monday – Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm.

How can I guarantee a vehicle parking space?

We can only accommodate pre-booked coaches and we have limited spaces available. We cannot add further spaces once the allocated spaces are filled; or fit in any coaches that turn up on the day without pre-booked coach parking tickets. To ensure access to a space, obtain your coach parking ticket as soon as possible by phoning the Box Office only on +44 (0)1223 499 353 - coach parking spaces cannot be booked online. Please also remember, all of your passengers will need to be covered by a pre-purchased admission ticket. Additional tickets are not available for sale at the gates. Thank you for your help and understanding.

Do you have group rates?

We have special rates for groups of 10 or more. Please contact our Box Office team on +44 (0)1223 499 353 to book your group tickets and coach parking place.

We've booked as a group but we'll be travelling in different cars – how many car parking tickets will we need?

You'll need to obtain a parking permit for every car coming to the air show. When booking your admission tickets online or via the Box Office +44 (0)1223 499 353, please do remember to think about how you will be travelling to the show and select the required amount of car parking tickets AND the number of tickets you need per person for your group at this time. We cannot amend your booking after you have confirmed and downloaded your tickets. Additional car park passes and/or admission tickets (one ticket per person) are not available to buy on the day from our staff. Please don't be disappointed on arrival!

Disabled facilities

What facilities are there for disabled visitors?

Disabled facilities include:

  • Free disabled car park (please book your disabled concession vehicle parking permit before the day via the box office on +44 (0)1223 499 353 or on our bookings page)
  • Our Box Office service is available Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • One free carer ticket (please select the option when you purchase your tickets)
  • Disabled viewing area
  • Disabled toilets across the show site
  • Changing facilities
  • Mobility scooters
  • Wheelchair hire

Please note: we have only a limited number of mobility scooters and wheelchairs available for use/hire on site. It is always best to make a reservation in advance to avoid disappointment on the day. Please contact our hire company partners, Bartrams direct on 01353 778756. They'll be happy to help. Whilst animals are not allowed on site, guide dogs or assistance dogs are permitted.

Will I be able to access the Flight Line Walk?

We hope so. The Flightline Walk area is on tarmac with level access. If you have any problems do ask a member of staff who will be happy to help.

As a disabled visitor, can I bring my carer with me?

Yes, you can bring one free carer. You'll need to select a free carer ticket when you make your booking online or via the Box Office on +44 (0)1223 499 353. Please do check you've requested the right date as we can't change this after you've completed your purchase. Your ticket will need to be downloaded or printed to show on the day. Please make sure your ticket has printed correctly. When you download your e-ticket, two barcodes should appear, one within the box at the top of the page and the second at the bottom. If you cannot see these barcodes but instead characters with boxes behind them, try and save the e-tickets and reopen them. If they still don't appear correctly, please update the version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Once done, reopen your e-tickets and the barcodes will display correctly for you to print.

Are there disabled concession prices?

Yes, we have a concession ticket which also entitles you to a free carer ticket. Please do remember to bring proof of concession on the day. For groups, please contact us in advance at the Box Office: +44 (0)1223 499 353.

As a disabled visitor - can I park for free?

Yes, disabled visitors can park for free. Please select a disabled concession vehicle permit pass when you book your tickets online. If you are booking by phone, let the Box Office know on +44 (0)1223 499 353 that you'll be travelling by car and need a disabled concession car pass in your confirmed booking. Disabled parking is also subject to availability, so please book early. Our Box Office service is available Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30

Can I hire a wheelchair?

There are a limited number of wheelchairs and mobility scooters for hire. It is best to book in advance to ensure your needs are met on the day. Please contact our local hire company partner, Bartrams, in advance on 01353 778756 – they'll be happy to help you.

Is there a dedicated area for wheelchair-users?

Yes there is. Please ask on arrival for directions, staff will be happy to help with any accessibility questions

On the day

How can I buy a souvenir programme?

Programmes cost £6 and will be available from outlets and roving sales staff across the site.

Where can I collect a programme if ordered online?

At any of the entry kiosks, IWM Duxford's Visitor Centre or at the IWM shop marquee.

What catering facilities are available at the air show?

There is one restaurant and two cafés at the museum which are open on the day of the air show. Food and drink stalls are also located around the site. Air shows are extremely busy - please make catering staff aware if you have any food allergies or needs so they can help you make the best choices. Please also feel free to bring your own packed lunches but for safety reasons, you cannot have a BBQ anywhere on site.

Are there cash withdrawal facilities?

Yes, there is one cash machine on site which charges a small fee for withdrawals. Because of the number of people likely to attend the air show however, we recommend withdrawing cash in advance of your visit.

Are baby changing facilities available?

Yes, there are a small number of baby changing facilities next to the toilet block building. Please do ask staff for directions if you need them, they will be happy to help.

Is there local accommodation where I can stay?

There are many hotels, bed & breakfasts and guest houses in the local Cambridge area. Please see the Visit Cambridge website for local listings.

Where can I drop off/pick up a passenger?

You can drop off/pick passengers up from the East car park.

Can I bring my dog to the air show?

No, as IWM Duxford is a working air field please do not bring your dog to the air show. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are permitted.

Can I smoke at the air show?

Smoking is not permitted in any of the exhibition buildings or on the Flightline Walk, this also applies to e-cigarettes.

Are there cloakrooms on site?

Unfortunately no, due to security there are no facilities for left luggage or cloakrooms at the air show. Please keep your belongings with you at all times and report any suspicious items to staff.

What aircraft will be on display?

We will continually update the participation list as new aircraft are added or amended. The final, full participation list is available in the week prior to the air show. We recommend you check our website regularly for up-to-date information on participating aircraft. We will also send you an email in the week before the event counting down to the day, which will include a run-down of the aircraft you can expect to see, subject to change on the day.

What is the difference between the flying participation on Saturday and Sunday for air shows?

The flying participation for a two-day air show is generally similar on both days though there might be some aircraft which display on one day only. For more information, please refer to the aircraft participation list for each air show which will state which aircraft are displaying on Saturday or Sunday only. A Weekend Pass is a great value option for people that don’t want to miss out on the flying.

Why do some aircraft disappear from the participation list?

Aircraft are only added to the participation list when we have received written confirmation from the operator that they will be attending. However there are a number of reasons an aircraft may have to cancel its appearance at the event. These include operational commitments and aircraft serviceability, which are out of our control.

When will flying display timings be available?

A general flying programme is available in the souvenir programme. You can also request this from the information desks throughout the day. Timings are not released in advance as they are subject to change.

What is there to do during the morning of an air show?

Included in the ticket price is entry to IWM Duxford, including all exhibitions, for you to explore. You can also enjoy a great shopping experience at the trade stands on site, enjoy refreshments in the restaurant and cafés, explore the Visitor Centre and take part in other activities across the site. The Flightline Walk is also open during the morning from 9am with last entry at 12 noon. This is your chance to admire the display aircraft close-up. A separate charge of £6.00 per person applies for the Flightline Walk on the day.

Is there Wi-Fi access at the air show?

Yes. We offer free Wi-Fi access across most of the museum, including our exhibitions and public spaces. Access begins as soon as you've agreed to IWM's terms and conditions of use.

Will there be ticket checks?

Yes, there will be. You'll need to show your tickets when you arrive at the air show. If you've booked standard tickets via the website, you will have been sent an e-ticket - you can print this out at home or show it to the team on your phone or tablet so they can scan it for you. Please ensure you have a valid (readable barcode) ticket for each person in your group/party. Tickets are not available for sale on the gate on arrival. Children aged under 16 years and disabled carers are free of charge but please book and download a free ticket for them in advance. Remember, please bring along any proof of concession too.

Please make sure your e-ticket has downloaded/printed properly before you set out. When you download your e-ticket two barcodes should appear, one within the box at the top of the page and the second at the bottom. If you cannot see these barcodes but instead characters with boxes behind them try and save the e-tickets and reopen them. If they don't appear correctly, update the version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Once done, reopen your e-tickets and the barcodes will display correctly for you to print.

Can I return to my car during the day?

If you have been allocated a parking space offsite but close by and need to return to your car during the day, please visit the entry point kiosks – they'll ensure your hand is stamped, allowing you re-entry. If you have parked onsite, you may be asked not to return to your car or vehicle during the flying display. This especially affects campervans who are parked on the west side of the museum, close to the flight line. Thank you for your understanding.

Can I bring a windbreak, tent or stepladder?

You will not be allowed to set up windbreaks or tents next to the display barrier as they can spoil the view for other visitors. Please place them behind the white line on the grass area. If you need help or advice on where they should be placed please ask a member of staff. We will have to remove windbreaks and tents placed against or close to the display barrier.

Please don't bring stepladders as these can't be used anywhere on site. We will remove any stepladders that are brought to the air show.

Can I bring a BBQ to the air show?

For safety reasons, you cannot have a BBQ anywhere on site.

Early Bird Prices: Available until Sunday 14 May 2017

 

Day Out Tickets: All day access to IWM Duxford from 8am to 6pm

 

Early Bird Prices

Standard Prices

Adult

£29.50

£33.95

 

Disabled Adult

£19.00

£21.85

Friend of Duxford

£23.60

£27.15

Children

Free*

Free*

*Free tickets for children aged 15 and under are available when purchasing a full price adult ticket

 

Weekend Passes: Enjoy two days of fabulous flying at excellent value

 

Early Bird Prices

Standard Price

Adult

£42.50

£48.90

Disabled Adult

£28.00

£32.20

Friend of Duxford

£34.00

£39.10

Children

Free*

Free*

*Free tickets for children aged 15 and under are available when purchasing a full price adult ticket

 

  • Our Weekend Pass provides you with two day access to IWM Duxford’s history and heritage, showground and thrilling flying displays

*Price based on an adult purchasing two adult Day Out tickets

 

GOLD PASS PRICES: Enjoy an extra special air show experience

 

Gold Pass (1 day access)

 £85

Gold Pass with meal (1 day access)

 £111.95

Gold Pass (2 day / weekend access)

 £140

Gold Pass with meal (2 day / weekend access)

 £193.90

 

  • For upgrades to gold pass or for groups of 10 or more, please call our Box Office

 

SILVER PASS PRICES: Enjoy an extra special air show experience for all the family

  

Silver Pass Adult (1 day access)

 £65

Silver Pass Child (1 day access)

 £20

Silver Pass Family of 2 adults and 2 children (1 day access)

 £140

 

 

Silver Pass Adult (2 day / weekend access)

 £115

Silver Pass Child (2 day / weekend)

 £35

Silver Pass Family of 2 adults and 2 children (2 day / weekend access)

 £250

Silver pass children aged 5 – 15,  4 years and under go free

 

 

IWM Duxford
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