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De Havilland Aircraft Museum

Salisbury Hall, London Colney, St. Albans AL2 1BU, England
(0) 1727 826400
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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London, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Went they today, as have pass it very often but never popped in. Interesting place many aircraft to climb inside and explore. Could do with a cafe, they do have a drinks machine and selection of sandwiches. Would go back, staff are very knowledgeable and interesting to talk too.

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A nice collection of aircraft, helpful and informative staff. Nice to be able to get 'up close and personal' with some real historical stuff.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Some of the most interesting aviation museums in the UK are not the splendid offerings of Duxford or Hendon, but the 'grass roots' enterprises run by volunteers and enthusiasts like this. It's small, but for goodness sake, it has three Mosquitos in one hanger! At the place where they were created! ...and one is the prototype! Wander around and see... More

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Been to this museum many times over the years, and whilst having in-laws over from Australia I thought I would take them here. The museum hasn't changed much over the years but is still very interesting for its size. Having been an apprentice at BAe Hatfield and my Father serving 40+ years starting at de Havillands on mosquito's its good... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Interesting place to visit with active preservation of old De Havilland aircraft going on all around the site.....The museum shop is well worth a visit with lots of never seen before articles for sale, mostly at reasonable prices

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I took my 10 year old son to visit this museum. The staff were welcoming and there were plenty of places to park. The museum is small but does have interesting displays and you can go onto a number of the planes. On board one my son was able to have a go at flying on a flight simulator. However,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Visited the Mosquito Aircraft Museum as a family group with two young overseas visitors from Japan at the beginning of August. This museum is not just about the Mosquito Aircraft but also about the history of the De Haviland. The Museum is tiny but well laid out. The staff and guides are amazing people and certainly entertained our youngsters. The... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I decided to make a visit to a local attraction for a change and decided on the De Havilland Aircraft Museum. We spent a nice sunny day in July 2014, we were 2 adults and 2 children (one almost 9 and a 2 1/2 year old). I was surprised at the amount of things to see for such a small... More

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Burwell, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Compared with many air museums this is a breath of fresh air. To start with the focus is quite clear: it is devoted to the products and history of the de Havilland company and the de Havilland family. Secondly, it is much more 'hands on' thaan many museums. One can get up close, and indeed touch many of the exhibits... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Very hands on, easy to get right upto/in/on the aircraft and exhibits. Friendly restorers of all ages are very willing to impart their enthusiasm and undoubted knowledge. It needs more investment to move forwards, as much precious history is outside in all weathers and 1 aircraft has very sadly suffered from theft. Good shop, inside and outside eating space. Hot... More

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