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De Havilland Aircraft Museum

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Address: Salisbury Hall, London Colney, St. Albans AL2 1BU, England
Phone Number: (0) 1727 826400
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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The Museum is a little higgledy-pickledy but it's really interesting, especially if you are interested in Mosquito aircraft. There's a huge hangar with complete aircraft and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Museum is a little higgledy-pickledy but it's really interesting, especially if you are interested in Mosquito aircraft. There's a huge hangar with complete aircraft and some in various stages of reconstruction. Outside are old airliners etc, which you are able to actually enter. It was great for my 5 year old grandson. A nice low-key place to visit

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit if you are in the general area, to learn about the history of DeHavilland, the secret development of the Mosquito WWII aircraft, as well as many others from that era. A full on Mosquito restoration is being done right within the museum, making it more of a live experience. Volunteers tend this small museum, and I... More 

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Kumbia Queensland Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This small museum is a wonderful source of information about the "Mosquito" and other planes that de Havilland produced. The staff are very friendly and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were in this aircraft museum and liked all kind of old engines and planes, especially the old Mosquito heavy fighter and operational history, we highly recommend you visiting this nice place.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a fantastic venue to see real mosquito aircraft being restored. The staff are very knowledgeable and great to talk to. There is a great selection of De Havilland aircraft to look at and and walk around. This is an absolute must for anyone interested in aircraft.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Tucked away just off the hubbub of the M25 lies this great collection of de havilland aircraft, from the puss moth to the comet & trident airliners. The mosquito hangar was particularly interesting with with one of the three aircraft under restoration. Staffed by enthusiastic volunteers this place is a must for anyone interested in the history of aviation.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A wonderful museum which, although small, contains a wealth of material pertaining to the aeronautical history of our nation. Perhaps the best aspect is to see volunteers working on the restoration of the various exhibits. The sight and smell of dope being placed on canvas added realism to the place! The staff are very welcoming and helpful, even to supplying... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Although I live less than two miles away from the museum and have walked past regularly this is the first time I have visited! I cannot recommend it highly enough, it is interesting enough to keep the attention and small enough to take it all in. The collection of planes and memorabilia is fascinating. There was a book signing by... More 

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South Mimms, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Used to be called the Mosquito Museum. Situated in the buildings where the Mosquito was first designed and built and they have the original prototype there along with several others and many other De Havilland types We worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We've been intending to visit this museum for some years and broke a journey to call in. Only a few minutes from the M25, the location makes it ideal. The site is significant in that much of the Mosquito and other design and prototype build was carried out there. The highlight for me was the hanger with Mosquitos under restoration.... More 

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Additional Information about De Havilland Aircraft Museum

Address: Salisbury Hall, London Colney, St. Albans AL2 1BU, England
Phone Number: (0) 1727 826400
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St. Albans  >  London Colney
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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