Selected dates until end of October
£10 Adult £8 Premium Member £8 Concession £5 Child
Explore some of the notable wartime buildings of IWM Duxford, crossing the historic Bailey Bridge into the rarely seen North Camp. Hear the story of Group Captain ‘Woody’ Woodhall, the mischievous Station Commander, as he led RAF Duxford’s men and women through the Battle of Britain.
View the Grade II-listed Officer’s Mess, former barracks and NAAFI store where Duxford’s servicemen could relax after a long day’s efforts during war and at peacetime.
The first part of this tour is conducted on board our new electric vehicle for 30 minutes. The second part of the tour lasts for one hour and is conducted on foot in the North Camp.
It is available to wheelchair users but due to the special provisions required to accommodate wheelchairs on the vehicle and mobility issues surrounding the second part of the tour, please fill in the form available here before booking tickets so that we can ensure you have the best experience possible.
We endeavour to make our tours as accessible as possible, within the confines of our historic site and if you have any queries, please ask.
Duxford AirfieldDuxford Airfield
The old officer's mess at RAF Duxford, 1935.
Woody WoodhallWoody Woodhall
Photograph of Squadron Leader Woody Woodhall, RAF Duxford's station commander and Fighter Controller during the Battle of Britain. The photograph is taken in his office in the station headquarters building.
Battle of BritainBattle of Britain
Pilots of No. 19 Squadron RAF stage a mock 'scramble' from the back of a truck at Fowlmere near Duxford, September 1940.
Fighter CommandFighter Command
Three decorated fighter pilots of No. 242 (Canadian) Squadron RAF, standing outside the Officers' Mess at Duxford, Cambridgeshire. They are (left to right): Pilot Officer W L McKnight, Acting Squadron Leader D R S Bader (Commanding Officer), and Acting Flight Lieutenant G E Ball. By the date this photograph was taken these pilots had, between them, shot down over thirty enemy aircraft.
Tours are subject to availability – please book in advance or ask in admissions on the day.
In addition to a valid admission ticket for the day.
One per disabled visitor