We want all of our visitors to enjoy Duxford Air Shows. This page provides detail of how we can assist you with accessibility and movement at our air shows in 2019.
Our site is situated on an airfield almost 2 miles in length mostly on flat ground. Some areas are laid to tarmac but the majority of ground is laid to grass. Whilst we make every effort to make our site accessible, due to the nature of the site some areas may not be suitable for customers with restricted mobility.
For more information please see below or click here for our Air Show FAQs.
Disabled car parking
Blue badge holders are able to purchase a disabled access parking permit. On arrival Blue Badge parking will be clearly sign posted.
Once parked in the Blue Badge car park, our Accessibility Champions will be on hand to assist you to the facilities that matter the most.
Marked parking bays will ensure adequate space for wheelchair movement between vehicles. Access path ways will be added to aid movement from grass parking to the main tarmac paths.
Wheelchair and electric scooter hire
Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control there is currently no company issuing electric mobility scooters and wheelchairs. We advise where possible to bring your own mobility scooters/wheelchairs.
Our Duxford Shuttle Bus is not available for use at Duxford Air Shows.
The disabled enclosure is located on the flight line in the American Zone opposite the American Air Museum. It should take between 5-10 minutes to travel to the seating area from the disabled car park. This seating area is offered free of charge to you.
The accessible seating area includes:
-An outdoor enclosure on tarmac
-Unreserved wheelchair spaces and companion/ carer seating
-Disabled/accessible toilet facilities
-Crowd line location facing the Flying Display
-Commentary via Public Address speakers
-Accessibility Champions will be available to answer your questions and assist
Flightline Walk access
The Flightline Walk is on tarmac with level access. If you require assistance please ask a member of staff who will be happy to help.
Accessible toilets can be found across the site. There is 1 toilet within the disabled seating enclosure and a further 2 toilets situated in the disabled car parking area.
Further accessible toilets can be found across the site in the following locations: 6 toilets in AirSpace (2 upstairs, 4 downstairs), 1 toilet next to the Workshop Restaurant, 2 toilets between Hangar 5 and the American Air Museum, 2 toilets in the American Air Museum (both located downstairs and accessible via ramps) and 1 toilet in Land warfare (located downstairs and accessible via the lift).
Guide and registered assistance dogs
As IWM Duxford is a working airfield please do not bring your dog to the Air Show. Guide dogs and registered assistance dogs are permitted.
During your arrival and departure our Accessibility Champions will be available to answer your questions and assist you on arrival at the American Zone car park and to the main event site.
Induction loops are fitted in the Visitor Centre and at most exhibits with audio including the Historic Duxford Trail. Please note that during Duxford Air Shows the Showground and Museum can become noisy which may create situations where hearing could become difficult.
At this time trade stands and mobile catering outlets do not provide induction loops. Please ask IWM staff and volunteers for assistance if required.
Eating and Drinking
Both cafés and our restaurant on site are well-lit and have ample room for a wheelchair to manoeuvre. Tables and chairs are not permanently fixed, and staff are willing to move them to suit your needs. There are drinking straws available. In our Cafes, refreshments are chosen at the counter, but staff will bring them to your table on request.
Staff at the outdoor catering outlets are willing and to help and assist with the serving of your food.
For further details and dietary requirement information, please visit www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford/eat-drink
2019 Air show season
Duxford Air Festival
Duxford Air Festival 2019 has now ended.
Flying Legends 2019
Flying Legends 2019 has now ended.