Visit Cambridge and Cambridgeshire

Key local attractions:-
Imperial War Museum, distance 2 miles.
Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, distance 11 miles
Cambridge Museum of Zoology, distance 11 miles
Cambridge University Botanic Gardens 11 miles
Fitzwilliam Museum 11 miles
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences 11 miles

(Cambridge is only 10 minutes away by frequent train services. Costing £4.50 per adult for a return ticket)

Visit our guide to forthcoming events in Cambridge, at the hotel, and in the surrounding area 

Duxford Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum is highly regarded as one of the essential sights of Cambridgeshire. The museum is only minutes from the Red Lion Hotel. So when staying with us why not make the short trip to the museum?

When the Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917, one of its functions was to be a memorial to those who had died and suffered in the First World War. The Museum has since expanded its remit to include all conflicts, concentrating on British and Commonwealth involvement from 1914 to the present day. The Imperial War Museum aims to provide information on the history of modern war and ‘war-time experience’ to all guests who visit the site.

The Imperial War Museum hosts nearly 200 aircraft, military vehicles, artillery and minor naval vessels in seven main exhibitions buildings. The site also provides storage space for the museum's other collections of material such as film, photographs, documents, books and artefacts.

The Imperial War Museum is a great venue for enthusiasts of aviation and the history of the site, as well as for families who are on leisure breaks and looking to visit some of Britain’s best attractions.

A number of air shows also take place at the museum throughout the year that are perfect for a family day out when staying in Stevenage. The battle of Britain air show is perhaps the most popular and attracts a large number of guests who are there to remember the pilots and aircraft synonymous with this renowned aerial conflict.