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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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Hours:
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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Great place to visit for aircraft / WW2 history

Heard about this place on a BBC history programme. I feel the museum is a wonderful tribute to the de Havilland company and especially to the Mosquito airplane and its brave... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Heard about this place on a BBC history programme. I feel the museum is a wonderful tribute to the de Havilland company and especially to the Mosquito airplane and its brave aircrews. There are a number of cockpits / full aircraft where the visitors are encouraged to scramble inside. Very special for me is the front-half of a Trident -... More 

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St Ives, Ringwood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

As part of a short aviation break, organised by the local Royal Aeronautical Society we visited the De Havilland Museum. This may be a modest museum by some standards and a work in progress, but the welcome and enthusiasm by the staff was second to none. There were plenty of aircraft, sadly desperately awaiting their new home in the proposed... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The museum is a little tricky to get too if you don't have a car, but if coming by car it is a very straight forward drive and the museum is just off the motorway. It really is tucked out of the way but upon arrival you soon realise you've stumbled across something special! The obvious highlight are the Mosquito's... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Small but very interesting to visit. We saw a plane the same as my Mum got an impromtu flight in, in around 1932 when she was 7. They lived opposite Handley Page.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Offering the opportunity to see some amazing aircraft, this museum is well worth a visit. The prototype Mosquito is here, plus two or three more examples of the type, and there are quite a few other aircraft of various types - some relatively modern, some long since out of service. It's a great opportunity to go inside some delightful aircraft,... More 

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Pembury, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had stayed in a hotel, which restaurant was name after this aircraft and therefore found out about this museum. So glad we made effort 😃 off the beaten track and you would never know the museum was down the country lane. Staff very friendly and informative. Our 8yr son loved the hands on attractions and climbing in and out... More 

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Watford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Well what a great time the family had here. You know how that feeling of what do you do on a slightly cold, overcast bank holiday? - Well, - you could do a lot worse than come here. The best thing about it from the parent's point of view is that the kids can climb over so much stuff. There's... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

After a gap of over 15 years, I took the opportunity of a spare Easter Saturday to pop down the road. This is not a big museum, and don't expect interactive stuff or similar modern museum stuff. What you will get is a warm and friendly welcome to a working museum, where the de Havilland legacy is constantly being maintained... More 

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WELWYN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It is some time since we visited (eight years) and in that time they have made considerable changes. Whilst the main attractions are still the three Mosquito aircraft now under restoration numerous other early de Havilland aircraft are on show and some can be entered. Paper guides are provided, there are numerous display boards and explanations and staff were available... More 

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

Took the children a couple of times, first they spent ages with the horses outside. There's lot's to see and great value for money! Children explored every every hanger and got to go inside a plane. There's also a little cafe. Very enjoyable.

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