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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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A good experience

Enjoyed a great day out with the family, took a lot away from the experience. The tour we had was excellent and very accommodating. Will recommend this experience to all!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a great day out with the family, took a lot away from the experience. The tour we had was excellent and very accommodating. Will recommend this experience to all!

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Yorkshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited here today with our children aged 4 and 6 and were really impressed. The children loved being able to go on so many planes and probably would have been happy playing on them for hours! The staff were so friendly and one of the volunteers spent a long time chatting to them and showing them different artifacts. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Took my 4 year old son here today. Enough to keep him happy for an hour or so, I could have spent much longer. What was impressive was the friendly approach of the staff and the access to the planes - try sitting in the cockpit of a Sea Vixen anywhere else (hope that was okay).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Visited as a family outing from toddlers to Grandparents. We all enjoyed the time spent (c 2 hrs) browsing the exhibits, our toddler loved climbing on board the planes/cockpit. Very family friendly, lots of young children whilst we where there too. My father is interested in aviation and this has been a must see visit for a while and he... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Well, it is very small museum, with only 2 or three Mosquitos plus a few other aeroplanes, which unfortunately some of them were locked during my visit. I managed to see all exponents, take pictures of them and talk to staff in well less than 1 1/2 hour. Staff is very friendly, the whole place is tidy and pleasant, also... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited with our 6 year old Grandson who was very interested in all the planes, especially the one where the top rolls back. Staff were very helpful and knowledgable. There are ab tremendous amount of planes and memorabilia on show and my husband said if he had been on his own he could have spent many hours there.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Wonderful little museum for any aviation fan , very hands on with many aircraft open to view inside . The oldie worldie feel to the place only serves to accentuate the great history of the DeHavilland aircraft company . An absolute must visit if you are in the area and interested in aviation . No expensive restaurant , or tacky... More 

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Always a little sad because the exhibits are in poor condition but still quite interesting for an hour or so. All seems a bit amateur and run on a shoestring. The trident exhibit is the centre piece but pity you can no longer go into the cockpit due to vandalism

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We enjoyed our visit here. Bags of history with lots to do and see for both adults and kiddies alike.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Okay, at the start I work here as a volunteer one day a week, so I'm probably biased. But don't forget, as a volunteer, I can vote with my feet very quickly. For starters, I find the museum very open, friendly and interesting. To see the volunteers at work restoring classic British aircraft is just amazing. While the museum isn't... More 

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