Plan Your Visit
- Open every day from 10am, including Bank Holidays
- We are closed 24, 25 and 26 December
- Winter hours (23 October - 10 March): open 10am-4pm. Last admission is 3pm
- Summer hours (11 March - 22 October): open 10am-6pm. Last admission is 5pm
- Ticket prices - entry includes access to the whole museum including the Royal Anglian Regiment Museum and Airborne Assault
- IWM Duxford map
- On air show days we are open 8am-6pm
- Contact us at 01223 835000 or through this form. International callers can contact us at +44 (0)1223 835000
How to get to IWM Duxford
Visiting us by car
IWM Duxford is south of Cambridge at Junction 10 of the M11 motorway, less than 50 miles from Central London and approximately 40 minutes from the M25 (Junction 27).
IWM Duxford is easily accessible from the A1, A14, M1 and the North, via the M11. There is free parking.
Post code: CB22 4QR.
Nearest train stations
There are taxi ranks at both Royston and Cambridge stations. Whittlesford station is the closest to the museum but does not have a taxi rank.
Visiting us by bus
On Sundays there is a direct Myalls 132 bus service from Cambridge to IWM Duxford. For further details please see the service timetable.
Getting to air shows
Travelling by public transport
Buses run from Royston Railway Station, Cambridge Railway Station and Trumpington Park & Ride to IWM Duxford on air show days. Please do not travel on the buses unless you have already booked and downloaded or printed your valid air show admission ticket - they cannot be purchased on the gate.
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 air show ticket when you board the bus. 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 just outside Royston station to IWM Duxford on air show days. The bus departs from across the road to the station (Kneesworth Street) at regular intervals from 8.30am and then every 30 minutes until approximately 1.30pm. You'll need to show your air show ticket when you board the bus. 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
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 the museum but does not have a taxi rank. Please make sure to book your taxi in advance.
Travelling by car
Please ensure you have booked your admission tickets and downloaded your car park permit before you travel. They cannot be purchased on the gate. A traffic management system will be in place on the M1, A505 and surrounding areas.
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. 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.
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 you've booked your car parking ticket if you wish to park at IWM Duxford.
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.
There is plenty to see and do for families with children of all ages.
If you are interested in bespoke tours, contact our official tour operator, and respected aviation historian, Ivor Warne on 01920484315 / 07535990538 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our shop offers a wide range of unique and distinctive mementos and gifts, with something for every taste and budget. You can also shop online.
There are many picnic spaces across the site and we have a restaurant and café.
There is plenty of room for children to run around and let off steam. Children under 9 years old can also enjoy our exciting activity zone playground.
Free Wi-Fi is available across most of the museum, including our exhibitions and public spaces.
Toilets, including baby changing facilities, are available throughout the site, with additional facilities provided for special events and air shows.
Wheelchairs are available to loan and free on-site transport is available for visitors requiring assistance. For more information visit our Accessibility page.
Groups and schools
For a general visit, there is no need to book your group visit in advance. However, booking is required for air shows and special events where the group adult price is more than £13.20 per ticket.
Find out more about group prices.
The Department for Learning offers a wide range of learning programmes for schools, youth groups, military groups and other learning groups.
For more information, visit the Groups and Schools section.
For information on car or motorbike club visits, visit the Car and Motorbike Club Visits section.
Friends of Duxford
If you are a regular visitor or wish to support IWM Duxford, join Friends of Duxford and enjoy great benefits such as free standard daily admission, discounts in the shops or access to exclusive members’ events.
By becoming a Friend, you will be making a valuable contribution to the care and conservation of the museum’s historic site.