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De Havilland Aircraft Museum

Address: Salisbury Hall, London Colney, St. Albans AL2 1BU, England
Phone Number: (0) 1727 826400
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Tue 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Lots of men and women were enjoying looking and being allowed to sit in some of the exhibits. No where to get a meal there.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Went they today, as have pass it very often but never popped in. Interesting place many aircraft to climb inside and explore. Could do with a cafe, they do have a drinks machine and selection of sandwiches. Would go back, staff are very knowledgeable and interesting to talk too.

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A nice collection of aircraft, helpful and informative staff. Nice to be able to get 'up close and personal' with some real historical stuff.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Some of the most interesting aviation museums in the UK are not the splendid offerings of Duxford or Hendon, but the 'grass roots' enterprises run by volunteers and enthusiasts like this. It's small, but for goodness sake, it has three Mosquitos in one hanger! At the place where they were created! ...and one is the prototype! Wander around and see... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Been to this museum many times over the years, and whilst having in-laws over from Australia I thought I would take them here. The museum hasn't changed much over the years but is still very interesting for its size. Having been an apprentice at BAe Hatfield and my Father serving 40+ years starting at de Havillands on mosquito's its good... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Interesting place to visit with active preservation of old De Havilland aircraft going on all around the site.....The museum shop is well worth a visit with lots of never seen before articles for sale, mostly at reasonable prices

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