There's plenty for families to explore at IWM Duxford; Europe's largest air museum.
Our mile-long site and live airfield is filled with a vast range of historic buildings, hangars, exhibitions, huge aircraft, tanks, boats and more!
Discover the stories of the men and women who lived and worked at RAF Duxford, walk in their footsteps and learn about the many lives impacted by conflict.
IWM Duxford. Inspiring Stories. Iconic Aircraft.
Top things to see & do with your family
We have limited our daily capacity, to give you even more space to explore the museum. For full details on all the changes we’ve made see our FAQs.
Children (Age 5 - 15) £12.50*
Children (Under 5) Free
IWM Members go free.
Become an IWM Member and get all year free entry to our charging sites including IWM Duxford, HMS Belfast and Churchill War Rooms. Family memberships available.
*includes a 10% voluntary donation which enables us to reclaim tax on the whole ticket price under Gift Aid. You can choose not to include the donation when you buy your tickets.
You can spend as much or as little time at IWM Duxford but to get the most out of your visit we recommend you spend at least half a day here – there’s six enormous hangars and more to explore.
Find us in between Cambridge and Stansted on the M11.
The easiest way to get to IWM Duxford is by car and we offer free parking. We are also accessible by public transport (or you can fly in!)
If it’s sunny, you’ll want to enjoy our huge outdoor site– so don’t forget to bring sun cream and sunnies.
If it’s overcast or raining, bring layers. There are indoor and outdoor spaces at IWM Duxford but it can get very windy, you'll want to have a jacket to hand.
IWM Duxford is a huge site - it has to be to hold over 300 aircraft and objects! So wear trainers or comfy shoes as they’ll be lots of walking around.
IWM Duxford is suitable everyone from babies to grandparents. Buggies are allowed on site, however we do not have a buggy park.
With aircraft often taking off from our live airfield IWM Duxford can get very loud. So if you aren’t a fan of loud noises don’t forget to bring some ear defenders with you.
Visit our Armoury Cafe for some delicious food and tasty treats. You can also enjoy our outdoor picnic areas.
We have tanks, Spitfires, a Vulcan bomber, military caravans and lots of vehicles at IWM Duxford but we don’t allow scooters, skateboards, Segway’s or skates, so please leave these at home.
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IWM Family Membership
Become an IWM Member and you'll get unlimited free entry to IWM Duxford, including on select special Flying Days.
Other benefits include unlimited free admission to HMS Belfast and Churchill War Rooms, as well as subscription to member e-news and much more!
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