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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 for kids and not so young kids

On a cold,wet January day, we arrived here with two young grandchildren, aged 6 and 4. Both were awed by all the different planes, and actually were prepared to listen to where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Roz F
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St Albans
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St Albans
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a cold,wet January day, we arrived here with two young grandchildren, aged 6 and 4. Both were awed by all the different planes, and actually were prepared to listen to where they had flown, and whether they were bomber,s fighters, etc. The ability to see inside a couple of them was essential for their enjoyment, but there was a... More 

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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a 'local' museum run by very knowledgable volunteers. The local aviation history is celebrated here and the history is well told in the smashing provincial museum. The volunteers (many of whom actually work on the restoration) are committed enthusiasts who love to disgorge their knowledge to visitors. You can talk inside many of the exhibits and the experience... More 

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london
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see and learn.definitely worth talking to the volunteers about their experiences. A family place to visit for all ages

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Thank goldneyfox
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for all the family and definitely visit the mosaic! There are ducks to feed and a splash park good for the summer

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Hinckley
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Basic but doing their best, needs a good investment, i am a De Havilland geek so it was great for me, lots to look at especially the Mosquito's well recommended

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Thank Gordon A
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

What a great museum. I've been going there for 36 years now. Its good to see how its changed over the years. Both my wife and I have family connection with the house and Mosquito. With three Mosquitoes there, whats not to like ! It is a small museum with a lot packed into it. It has friendly staff who... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We were lucky enough to see the roll out of the newly restored Mosquito prototype, complete with dry ice, lights and stirring music! The Museum is always worth a visit but this one was special.

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London, UK
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely place run by knowledgeable and friendly staff. We have recommended it to friends who have plane or engineering inspired interests. The smell of the wing being doped brought back childhood memories of my father's workshop where he built models planes. Our 5 year old helped to the quiz and was kindly allowed a sit at the controls... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

A great place on the original Dehavilland site. It cover loads of Dehavilland airliners and military aircraft including some magnificent Mosquitoes'. They also have the pre-production Mosquito which by some miracle survived all these years. The museum has a grant which will allow the building of a new hanger so the some of the outside exhibits will be under cover.... More 

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Thank David F
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Really nice people Running this charity. They seedling great work to keep these aircraft alive. Lots to learn and see in a backyard kind of atmosphere. Nothing too austere and changes your view of how great the aircraft industry in Hatfield was.

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