Evening Events

Evening in the Conservation Hall at Imperial War Museums Duxford. Set up with tables for an event and lit in purple.

Evening Events

Boasting three dining event spaces, the largest of which, our Conservation Hall, can accommodate up to 900 for a sumptuous three course meal. AirSpace is a dramatic exhibition, telling the story of British and Commonwealth aviation from the earliest pioneers to the latest hi-tech aircraft. Containing over 30 aircraft, the exhibition is a unique setting for any event.

Accommodating up to 450 guests, there is no finer way to dine than under the wings of Concorde. For a more intimate occasion for up to 70, guests can enjoy an exclusive after hours viewing of the AirSpace exhibition followed by dinner in the Airside Suite.

Sample Menu

  • Artistic plate of food available as part of venue hire packages from Imperial War Museums
    © IWM

    Canape Menu

    • A spoon of Norfolk crab, avocado mousse
    • Chicken liver parfait, spiced port jelly sandwich
    • Scotch quail's eggs, Norfolk Dapple crumbs
    • Monty's cheddar scones, smoked ham, mustard
    • Basil muffin, cream cheese, aubergine caviar (v)
    • Grilled artichoke, mushroom mousse, savoury shortbread (v)
    • Seared courgette, goat's cheese, over dried tomatoes (v)
    • Wild mushroom risotto, watercress cones (v)


  • Starters

    • Potted salmon with tarragon, toasted sourdough soldiers
    • Free range chicken, parsnip and apple crisps, curried salad
    • Evesham asparagus, soft quail's egg, shaved Berkswell and truffle dressing (v)
    • Buffalo mozzarella, dressed heirloom tomatoes, basil and Parmesan crisp (v)



    • Butter poached corn fed chicken, smoked mash, slow roasted vine tomatoes, cream reduction
    • Free range chicken, braised red cabbage, Denhay smoked bacon, chicken juices
    • Seared rump of lamb, potato pave, capers, glazed beets
    • Lamb rump, braised lamb shoulder, sheperd's pie, spring cabbage, mint jelly
    • Suffolk pork belly, potato puree, Umbrian lentils, watercrewss, pork jus
    • Summer pea and Parmesan risotto, shallots, creme fraiche (v)
    • Stacked potato and goats cheese, pine nuts, lemon and mint, confit tomato, black olives and pink grapefruit dressing (v)
  • Desserts

    • Deconstructed passion fruit cheesecake, edible flowers, bee pollen
    • Rhubarb and custard panna cotta, ginger crumble, rhubarb crisp
    • Lemon tart, blackberry salad, orange sherbert
    • Summer pudding, Cornish clotted cream


    Cheese board

    Selection of British artisan cheeses, chutneys, jams, quinces and biscuits

Meetings and Conferences

Marshall Auditorium at Imperial War Museums Duxford, lecture theatre style space

Meetings and Conferences

IWM Duxford features a purpose-built Conference Centre housed within our award winning AirSpace exhibition hangar, ideal for large conferences and meetings. The Conference Centre boasts eight individual rooms, designed for groups of five to 100 and is complemented by the Marshall Auditorium, a tiered lecture theatre which seats up to 200 delegates.

A dedicated conference reception will greet and direct your delegates and free ample parking makes things easy for your delegates upon arrival. Complimentary access to the museum can be incorporated into your daytime meeting or conference.

Activities and Team Building

Group enjoying Duxford Air Show

Activities and Team Building

Outdoor Activities

Tank rides: experience the thrill of a tank ride in a genuine 432 armoured personnel carrier around our very own tank arena.

Pleasure flights and flying experiences: take to the skies in a Tiger Moth or Dragon Rapide. Ideal for team-building or as an extra-special treat, flying experiences in a range of vintage aircraft can be booked with on-site partner, Classic Wings. Classic Wings can also arrange hovercraft rides, crazy driving and many other spine-tingling activities. For more information contact Terri Watson or Chris Schofield on 01255 473 832 or visit the Classic Wings website.

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Indoor Activities

Talks, workshops and children’s  activities: bespoke activities delivered by our Department for Learning. Activities can be tailored for any age group.

Private guided museum tours: helping to bring our collections to life, our official tour operators are experienced museum guides. To book, please contact us at: [email protected]

IWM Duxford flight simulator: experience the rush of a dogfight over the white cliffs of Dover. Filmed in real-time with IWM Duxford-based Spitfires and a Messerschmitt Bf109, this motion simulator moves from the perspective of the Bf109 as it makes a lightening raid on the British coastline. The simulator can be booked as part of a package from the Commercial team or direct from Active Rides on 01708 855 242 or [email protected]