Unique and memorable events

Exterior of Imperial War Museums Duxford hangar, lit in purple at night for an event

IWM Duxford is a venue like no other.

This Second World War Battle of Britain fighter station has been transformed into an impressive events space, rich in heritage and home to over 100 aircraft – including the iconic Lancaster, Spitfire and Concorde. Whether you’re organising a meeting for 10, a conference for 350 or a gala dinner for 1,000, it’s a location to delight and inspire your guests.


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Conservation Hall

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

The Conservation Hall is our largest event area. This versatile space comfortably accommodates up to 1,000 delegates, with break out and plenary rooms available in the Conference Centre. It is a blank canvas space that can also be used to host exhibitions and product launches.

Please note that the below capacities are dependent on the size of the production required for the event.

  • Theatre:  800
  • Seated Lunch/ Dinner:  750
  • Reception: 1000

Airspace Aircraft Hall

Imperial War Museums Duxford, dining tables for event under Concorde

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 1,000 guests, there is no finer way to dine than under the wings of Concorde.

Please note that the below capacities are dependent on the size of the production required for the event.

  • Seated Dinner:  300
  • Dinner/Dance:  230
  • Reception:  750

Airside Suite Dining

Airside Suite dining at IWM Duxford

For a more intimate occasion, guests can enjoy an exclusive after hours viewing of the AirSpace exhibition followed by dinner in the Airside Suite.

This premium room offers floor to ceiling windows and a private balcony with unrivalled views of the active runway.

Conference Centre

Concorde Suite available for hire for events at IWM Duxford.
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Our purpose-built Conference Centre is housed within the award winning AirSpace exhibition hangar and is ideal for large conferences and meetings. The Conference Centre boasts eight individual rooms, complemented by the Marshall Auditorium.

Meteor Room 

  • Boardroom: 14
  • U-Shape: 12
  • Classroom: 8
  • Theatre: 18

Comet Room

  • Boardroom: 18
  • U-Shape: 14
  • Classroom: 12
  • Theatre: 30


  • Boardroom: 18
  • U-Shape: 14
  • Classroom: 12
  • Theatre: 40


  • Boardroom: 16
  • U-Shape: 12
  • Classroom: 12
  • Theatre: 36
Marshall Auditorium at Imperial War Museums Duxford, lecture theatre style space


  • Boardroom: 16
  • U-Shape: 16
  • Classroom: 16 
  • Theatre: 36

Concorde Suite

  • Boardroom: 40 
  • U-Shape: 40
  • Classroom: 40 
  • Theatre: 120
  • Cabaret: 80

The Airside Suite

  • Boardroom: 24
  • Classroom: 36
  • Theatre: 70
  • Cabaret: 64
  • Dinner: 70 

Marshall Auditorium

  • Theatre: 200

American Air Museum

Exterior of Imperial War Museums Duxford hangar, lit in purple at night for an event

Our American Air Museum can be used for a spectacular reception space for your unique event. This fantastic Hangar is the home to the last iconic Blackbird in Europe, amongst many other historic American aircraft.


  • Reception: 1000


Address: IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4QR

Location: Located just south of Cambridge on Junction 10 of the M11, IWM Duxford is easily accessible from London and the Midlands with ample free on-site parking. It’s just 25 minutes from London Stansted airport.


  • From planning our event, to pre event communications to exceptional service and very high quality food, working with the IWM Duxford team was a pleasant experience indeed! On top of the exceptional event management this stunning venue, with thought through lighting effects is an unforgettable evening for anyone lucky enough to be invited to an event at the IWM in Duxford.


    Cambridge University Press

  • Can’t thank y’all enough for all the work and help getting this event together! Pre-planning was great. Thanks for being so flexible with all my different ideas and putting in the extra effort to make things special for our event.


    The food was delicious! I thought all the courses were great and looked lovely. The venue was so impressive and I couldn’t imagine a better space for our event. I loved starting at the American museum, and then coming to the Airspace with all the beautiful lighting, it was definitely a wow moment.


    United States Air Force

  • As Greater Anglia, we held our annual summer party with IWM Events in June 2019. We had a fantastic time from the initial visit to meet the organisers to the very end clean up. The event was for 580 colleagues and their friends and families, all of different ages ranging from newborns to grandparents. Not only did the museum have so much to offer, we had our own private area with swanky portaloos (have you ever even heard of that?!), activities such as mini golf and a bouncy castle, music playing and our very own dining area.


    The food - served by Powters, a trendy food truck - was so delicious. Our guests had a variety of dietary requirements which were all dealt with no hassle at all. We even had eight randomly selected guests go up in an airplane. 


    The best part for me as the GA side organiser was that the IWM Events girls were so easy to work with, they made our day the most smooth, fun and enjoyable experience for everyone who attended. The feedback we've had from all those who came has been resoundingly positive.


    Greater Anglia

  • We held our Christmas Party at Duxford in December 2018 and what an amazing experience the whole evening was.  We have never had such a successful Christmas Party with such positive feedback afterwards.


    From the initial meeting, giving us ideas and planning our event couldn’t have been easier.  Joanna and the team were enthusiastic and extremely helpful all the way through the booking/planning stage and on the evening, everything ran smoothly and was well co-ordinated and organised.


    The food was hot and delicious, the venue looked totally stunning and what a unique venue it is, walking underneath all those planes.  We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Duxford for an event, and we look forward to working with them again in the future.



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Imperial War Museums Duxford, dining tables for event under Concorde

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