The Armoury Cafe at IWM Duxford
IWM

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic we have had to make some changes to the food offer at IWM Duxford. The safety of our visitors and staff are our priority and therefore while there may be some changes to your favourite dishes on the menu, we appreciate your patience and support in helping us to ensure you still have a great experience.

The Armoury café which is located next to the visitor centre will be open for take away snacks and refreshments. The Workshop Restaurant and the American Café will remain closed for the time being and we will announce when we plan to reopen these shortly.

  • The Armoury Café and Kitchen: Open daily, 10am - 4.30pm

We will be offering an amended menu in the Armoury: 

Download our sample menu

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

Keeping You Safe
What is the catering offer at IWM Duxford?

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic we have had to make some changes to the food offer at IWM Duxford. The safety of our visitors and staff are our priority and therefore while there may be some changes to your favourite dishes on the menu, we appreciate your patience and support in helping us to ensure you still have a great experience.

Please note that at present, we are not selling alcohol in our food outlets.

Where can I get food?

The Armoury café which is located next to the visitor centre will be open for take away snacks and refreshments. The Workshop Restaurant and the American Café will remain closed for the time being.

What food can I buy?

We will be offering an amended menu in the Armoury - please see attached example.

What measures have been put into place to make sure I’m safe?

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.

The Armoury café will be operating a one-way system to purchase food and drink. Please follow the signs from the visitor centre to find our new entrance to the café. A sanitiser station will be available inside the café for your use and we ask visitors to socially distance when queuing. Facemasks must be worn when inside the café, 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 will all be trained in our new procedures and will be wearing facemasks and gloves. Protective screens have been installed at all tills. We will only be accepting card transactions and ask you to use contactless payment where possible. Our staff will be regularly cleaning all surfaces in the café.

All food and drink will be served in disposable containers. After enjoying your meal, please ensure that your containers are placed in the relevant recycling bins around the museum.

How are you managing the Test and Trace system?

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, you must register your contact detail with us, or check in using the NHS app. We are unable to serve you unless you have done either of these.

Can I sit inside the café to eat?

Yes. As the weather turns, we will now be offering a limited amount of seating within the café, which is all placed in a socially distanced manner. The seating has been carefully placed to ensure you have space around not only the tables, but the access points too. Our staff are advised not to move the seating so please do not feel offended if we cannot accommodate your requests, as we are acting on behalf of the safety of all our guests.

Please be aware that staying seated is part of the new normal and once at your table we ask that you do not move between tables or re-approach the counter. When ready to leave (or to visit the toilet) please ensure you put your facemask back on before you move away from the table.

Can I bring my own food?

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

What about dietary requirements?

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.