We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

De Havilland Aircraft Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Salisbury Hall, London Colney, St. Albans AL2 1BU, England
Phone Number: (0) 1727 826400
Website
Improve this listing
Today
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 103 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Very Enjoyable Day Out

A very friendly Museum, well worth a visit. The only place in the world that you can see three Mosquitos, including a proto type.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
cam2036
Add Photo Write a Review

103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A very friendly Museum, well worth a visit. The only place in the world that you can see three Mosquitos, including a proto type.

Was this review helpful? Yes
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum and you get right among the aircraft. Great for our six year old as he could touch and hold things, saw war planes close up and we could get into some of the exhibits. He has sat in the cockpit and worked the controls. A lot if the exhibits are under cover, so good for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Excellent museum with great collection of aircraft. Very enjoyed by children. Entry to museum is free with lots of kids play areas. Lots of parking available. Great day out.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
263 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I spent a brilliant 3 hours at this fairly small, but beautifully presented museum. There are a number of aircraft outside on display, many of which are open to the public, the biggest being several fuselage sections of Comets, a Trident and a complete, wingless, fuselage of a 146. There is also a number of smaller de Havilland aircraft, Chipmunk,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Penzance, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Took my young son to see my favourite aircraft at it's home. It's a small museum but packed with great exhibits. Very friendly staff and cheap could not be better.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Poole
Level Contributor
75 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is an excellent museum with an amazing collection of aircraft. The models were superb and to get up close to the horsa glider, the mosquitos, rapide, etc was fantastic.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A real gem of a place especially for fans of the wooden wonder, 3 examples of a very rare aircraft beautifully presented and displayed A comprehensive collection of De Havilland's history with a lot of aircraft on show and a very welcoming attitude and relaxed atmosphere. Superb collection of 2nd hand books on sale, some out of print for years.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

An interesting collection of De Havilland creations from the 1930s to 1970s. Some truly classic aircraft such as a mosquito, the tiny Vampire and a series of carrier based aircraft of unusual configuration. All maintained by volunteers. Many of the volunteers are ex De Havilland employees with great stories to tell. Salisbury hall was the design centre for many years... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Chock full of aircraft, artefacts and everything " De-Havilland". Allows the visitor to get up close and personal, with no barriers. Also several airliners you can go inside and most aircraft have open cockpits to look inside. A couple of very interesting hours can be spent here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed De Havilland Aircraft Museum also viewed

 
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Watford, Hertfordshire
 

Been to De Havilland Aircraft Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of De Havilland Aircraft Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Hatfield, United Kingdom
3 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from De Havilland Aircraft Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?