How to book a visit

We are now taking bookings up to July 2024. 

All schools (UK and overseas) must book in advance.

  1. Fill out the Schools Visit Request Form stating the day(s) you would like to visit
  2. You will receive a booking confirmation when availability allows.
  3. Please don't make travel arrangements until you have received a confirmation email with your Visit Confirmation Letter attached.
  4. Payment can be made in advance or on arrival.
  5. Check the booking information and Terms and Conditions.
  6. Identify potential risks during your visit.
  7. Download a map of IWM Duxford 
  8. If you have any questions email [email protected]

Please note children must be supervised at all times with at least one adult for every fifteen children. Large groups may have to be divided.


Exhibition Notices

IWM Duxford will be undergoing lots of exciting changes over the coming year. Please be aware that as a result, certain galleries or facilities may be closed or moved for periods of time. Please check What's Here for the latest details in advance of your visit.

Land Warfare - Various areas of this exhibition are currently closed for Large Object moves.

Already booked a visit?
Find everything you need to help you prepare.


Please note:

You need to make an advanced booking for a visit to qualify for the concessionary rate.

If you come with no advanced booking you will need to pay for your whole group (including the children).

From September 2023


Under 5


School child during Term Time

Age 5-15. Visit must be booked in advance to qualify for this concessionary rate.


School child

Age 5 - 15. This is for visits outside of school term time.


School student

Age 16-18


Supervising adult

Students and children must be supervised at all times with one adult for every 10 children



One per disabled person


Additional adults


Gift bags

Gift bags are available from the IWM Duxford shop. These can be reserved when booking your visit.

They cost £5 each and can be paid for in advance.

  • Evacuee gift bag - featuring an egg bouncy ball, evacuation guidelines postcard, identity card booklet, tag and coin set

    Evacuee gift bag

    Evacuation Information postcard

    Identity Card booklet (facsimile)

    Evacuation coin set

    Egg bouncy ball

    Evacuee tag

  • IWM Duxford souvenir gift bag - RAF Duxford Operations Room postcard  IWM Duxford photo magnet  Red IWM mini button badge  IWM Duxford mini notepad  Red IWM Duxford grip pen

    Souvenir gift bag

    RAF Duxford Operations Room postcard

    IWM Duxford photo magnet

    Red IWM mini button badge

    IWM Duxford mini notepad

    Red IWM Duxford grip pen

Frequently asked questions

We are committed to ensuring IWM Duxford is accessible to all visitors. We also have some additional equipment and Quiet room access for prayer or sensory needs upon request.

For more information see our Accessibility page.

See our Accessibility page for more details. Please get in touch if you have any requirements you wish to discuss.

IWM Duxford has limited public transport connections. Please check local bus timetables for more information or get directions via Google Maps, the AA Route planner or National Rail for more details.

We have a lunch space for schools and groups. When you book a visit to IWM you will be allocated a lunch time spot. Please note that from September 25th - November 17th there will be no guaranteed lunch room access at IWM Duxford due to works on site. We will endeavour to provide alternative options where possible, with priority for groups with booked Learning Sessions. We apologise for any inconvenience.

When using the lunchroom please ensure you do not remain in the space for longer than your allocated time. You are welcome to use the cleaning products provided to wipe down tables. Frequent cleaning will also be in place.

If you have any questions email [email protected]

We encourage teachers to conduct pre-visit planning. To request two free group leader pre-visit tickets email [email protected]

Please see IWM Identified Risk to help you with your own risk assessment.

Home Education groups are welcome to book a self-guided visit in groups of 15 or more and school sessions can be booked for Home Educated groups of any size.  If the number in your group is less than 15 please consider buying a family ticket at our paid sites or taking part in a family activity.

Our museum has also been awarded the LOtC badge, nationally recognised as an indicator of good quality educational provision. You can download a copy of our certificate for IWM Duxford here.