School summer holiday entertainment at Imperial War Museum, Duxford

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Families are expected to flock to the museum throughout the school holidays, with something on everyday up until September 2.

Feel the Force which takes place every day from 10.30am to 2.30pm gives a chance for people to get under the wings of the iconic Concorde, and learn about science, technology, and how forces and motion work.

There is also a chance to test out a real ejector seat and put your knowledge to the test on the flying pioneers who each played a significant role in the development of aviation.

An Airfix make and paint zone gives model kit collectors the chance to make an Airfix model, paint it in a range of colours and then take it home as a souvenir of their day at Duxford.

There is also a chance to take a trip back to the 1940s home front.

Hangar four plays host to gooseberries and gas masks, everyday from 11am to 3pm with the opportunity to discover what wartime rations looked like, see the types of gas masks that were worn and learn about the air raid precautions people had to follow during World Ward Two.

Costumed characters including a 40s housewife, a member of the homeguard, an ARP warden, and a bomb disposal officer will add to the war time flavour on offer.

There are also thrifty make do and mend activities, and a dig for victory allotment full of vegetables.

Children under 15 go free at the museum while the standard admission rate applies for over 15s during the summer holidays.

Prices vary from £8.25 to £16.50. The museum is open from 10am to 6pm daily. For more on its summer holiday activities visit