Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport


The Imperial War Museum at Duxford is Britain’s largest aviation museum, housing over two hundred aircraft. A great day out for young and old alike, this is an exceptional museum not to be missed. It’s located in the village of Duxford in Cambridgeshire, just 40 minutes from our hotel.

This museum is steeped in history and has played 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 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. Unsurprisingly, conservation of these historic aircraft is an important part of the museum.

What to see at the Duxford Museum

Peruse exhibitions and collections on the following:
  • Land Warfare
  • Battle of Britain
  • Airspace
  • The American Air Museum
  • Air and Sea
  • 1940 Operations Room
Be sure not to miss out on one of several unique air shows that are held at the museum each year. Shows usually take place in the afternoon, so if you arrive early, you can experience the rest of the museum before lunch.

Make a day of it

The museum has three onsite cafes and picnic benches, so you can enjoy lunch outside when the weather is fine. For a day to remember, stop by one of Duxford’s air shows. They have an international draw and can be easily visited whilst staying at our Stansted Airport hotel.