Imperial War Museum, Duxford
The Imperial War Museum, Duxford is Britain’s largest aviation museum, housing over two hundred aircraft. A great day out for all, young and old, this is an exceptional museum not to be missed. The Imperial War Museum is located in the village of Duxford in Cambridgeshire, 40 minutes from this delightful Stansted Airport hotel.
This museum is steeped in history, playing an important role in British aviation since it was built during the First World War. It was one of Britain’s first Royal Air Force bases and has also previously functioned as a flying school and a fighter station. Today, the expansive aviation base is home to over two hundred aircraft, including the magnificent Concorde and a renowned Spitfire. Conservation is also an important part of this museum in order to preserve these historic aircraft.
What to see at the Duxford Museum
Exhibitions and collections include:
- Land Warfare
- Battle of Britain
- The American Air Museum
- Air and Sea
- 1940 Operations Room
Be sure not to miss out on one of several unique air shows are held at the museum each year. Shows are usually held in the afternoon, so visitors who get there early can experience the rest of the museum in the morning. The air shows have an international draw and can be easily visited whilst staying at Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport. The museum also has three onsite cafes and picnic benches so visitors can enjoy lunch outside.
The Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport is the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing in the local area or for extended stopovers between flights. This hotel is conveniently located next to easy transport links in to central London and to Cambridgeshire. Be sure to leave a day aside to explore local attractions such as the Imperial War Museum, Duxford and other Cambridge attractions.
For more information visit www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford