Duxford in the First World War Tour

Wednesday 3 and Saturday 20 September 2014

Commences at 11am in the foyer of AirSpace

RAF Duxford was built to train First World War pilots in a new form of tactical combat; aerial warfare. In the Duxford in the First World War Tour, we take a look at our airfield’s long and fascinating history, including how the original farm land was requisitioned for the war effort. 

We’ll examine the First World War buildings that are still in use every day at IWM Duxford and what they were used for during the First World War. We’ll discuss how the use of aeroplanes came to the fore during the Great War and look at the types of aircraft that were flown from Duxford.

Join us for this fascinating insight into the formation of RAF Duxford and the historic events that this famous RAF base has witnessed.

The Duxford in the First World War Tour runs for approximately 90 minutes. Groups will not exceed 25 people and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions, debate and personal interaction. The tour is suitable for all ages but is primarily aimed at adults. 

The tour will take place on the following dates:

Wednesday 3 September

Saturday 20 September


Adult (16-59 years) £20.75
Child (under 16 years) £3.25
Senior (60 years and over) £16.60
Student (in possession of a valid student card) £16.60
Unemployed (with proof of entitlement) £16.60
Disabled Adult (proof of disability allowance required) £16.60
Disabled Senior/Student (proof of disability allowance required) £14.50
Disabled Child (proof of disability allowance required) £3.25
Carer (one per disabled visitor) £3.25
Supporter (DAS, Friend of Duxford, IWM Friend, IWM Volunteer) £3.25

Advance booking is essential. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Box Office on 01223 499 353.

FAQ - Buying Tickets in Advance

All tickets include admission to IWM Duxford.