live and breathe second world war history

Exterior of Imperial War Museums Duxford hangar, lit in purple at night for an event
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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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    Contact us to start planning your event at IWM Duxford

     

    Call us: 01223 497501

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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.
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Conservation Hall

The Conservation Hall is our largest event area. This versatile space comfortably accommodates up to 800 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.

  • Theatre  200
  • Seated Lunch/ Dinner  600
  • Dinner/Dance  600
  • Reception 1000

Airspace Aircraft Hall

Imperial War Museums Duxford, dining tables for event under Concorde
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Airspace Aircraft Hall

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.

Corporate Hire under Concorde
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  • Seated Lunch/ Dinner  500
  • Dinner/Dance  500
  • Reception  1000

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

Conference Centre

Vulcan Room at IWM Duxford
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Conference Centre

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.

Lightning Room - Boardroom style 10

Meteor Room - Boardroom style 14 U-Shape 12 Classroom 8  Theatre 18

Comet Room - Boardroom style 18 U-Shape 14 Classroom 12  Theatre 30

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

Boxkite - Boardroom style 16 U-Shape 16 Classroom 16  Theatre: 40

Spitfire - Boardroom style 12 U-Shape 14 Classroom 12  Theatre 36

Concorde Suite - Boardroom style 40 U-Shape 44 Classroom 40  Theatre 110

The Airside Suite - Theatre 70 Boardroom 30 Cabaret 50 Seated Lunch/ Dinner 70 Dinner/Dance 70 Reception 90

Marshall Auditorium - Theatre 200

American Air Museum

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

  • Seated Lunch/ Dinner  500
  • Dinner/Dance  500
  • Reception  1000

Location

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.

Testimonials

  • 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.

     

    Domino

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