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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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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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Historic musem of great national importance.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a wonderful, small museum dedicated to De Havilland. It charts the progress of the company from the 1920's through to the modern era. Best known aircraft are probably the Mosquito and the Comet - though there are plenty others to discover. The staff are all volunteers and are full of information and insights. They have an excellent display... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

if you like planes it is a real old fashioned plane museum. Its got bits of 2nd world war gliders, mosquitos and lost of other abandoned and restored stuff. Go and see what you can find and talk to the people who volunteer there. You are sure to discover something you never knew before!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had our grandson for the afternoon and he loves planes so we thought this would be the ideal place to take him. We had been here many many years ago and it was small but still interesting and inviting, but now it has grown and there is quite a bit going on. However our 3 year old grandson was... More 

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Really interesting place to visit. Able to actually sit in the fighter planes & go on board some of the passenger planes. Gives you an insight of what passenger travel used to be like. When we were there was restoration of a mosquito taking place.

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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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Additional Information about De Havilland Aircraft Museum

Address: 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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