The Armoury Cafe at IWM Duxford

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic we have had to make some changes to the food offer at IWM Duxford.

The Armoury café, which is located next to the visitor centre will be open for snacks and refreshments, operating a limited dine in and a takeaway service. The American Museum Café will be open for take away snacks, but the Workshop Restaurant will remain closed. 


Our restaurants and cafes are available to customers once inside our museums.

Keeping You Safe

  • The Armoury Café, which is located next to the visitor centre and is open daily from 10:00-17:30, continues to have socially distanced seating inside and is open for take away snacks and refreshments.
  • The American Museum Café, is also open daily from 11:00-15:30 for take away snacks and refreshments. There is also a catering truck at the front of the museum.

The American Café serves freshly prepared sandwiches, Duxford’s classic sausage roll, and a selection of house-baked pastries and treats, all with our usual range of hot and cold drinks.

The Armoury Café will be serving the same menu, but with some additional hot food favourites as requested by our visitors. 

We have put in place a range of measures to ensure you are safe when eating at Duxford, which will be constantly reviewed in line with current Government advice.

All cafes and restaurants on site have sanitiser stations available inside for your use and we ask visitors to continue to socially distance when queuing. Face masks are still requested to be worn indoors, unless you are seated at a table.

Once at the front of the queue, you will be called up individually to the till point where your order will be taken. Catering staff are all trained in Covid-safe procedures and will be wearing face masks. Protective screens have been installed at till points where possible. We continue to only accept card transactions and ask you to prepare to use contactless payment. Our staff will be regularly cleaning all surfaces in the café.

After enjoying your meal, please ensure that your containers are placed in the relevant recycling bins around the museum.

If you are purchasing food and drink to take away from the café, you do not need to register your details with us, although we recommend you check in using the NHS app.

If you are sitting inside the café to consume your purchases, we ask you to still register your contact details with us, or check in using the NHS app.

Yes - there are a limited number of seats within the Armoury café for your use. These have all been located to comply with social distancing measures so we ask visitors not to rearrange any of the chairs and tables. If you need any assistance with more seating for your group, please speak to a member of staff. There is also picnic table seating outdoors.

Please purchase your food and drink at the till point, ensuring that you have all required cutlery and condiments for your items. If seated indoors, you do not need to wear a mask, but please remain seated while you consume your purchases. When not seated at your table, we ask you to wear a mask. If you require any assistance, please speak to a member of our team.

Please note there is no seating available in the American Café at this time due to limited space.

Yes, you are welcome to bring you own food to IWM Duxford. We ask that the picnic benches around the Armoury café and Workshop Restaurant are for the use of people purchasing food and drink from these eateries, but there are plenty of other seating areas onsite for you to enjoy your picnic.

Should you have any special dietary requirements, please speak to a member of the catering team. While we are operating a limited menu, we will still look to help wherever possible.