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de Havilland Aircraft Museum

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Address: Salisbury Hall, London Colney, St. Albans AL2 1BU, England
Phone Number:
+44 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 - Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A jumble of excellent hands on aviation history

Only live a mile away and had never been thereat was really interesting with an abundance of enthusiastic voulanteer guides to show you round and explain the relevance of every... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
batchwood
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only live a mile away and had never been thereat was really interesting with an abundance of enthusiastic voulanteer guides to show you round and explain the relevance of every artical. There are lots of hands on and planes to explore sit in cockpits and sit in fuselages ,its quite good for children that could be left unattended as there... More 

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the aircraft museum and wasn't expecting much but was a great visit. Being a small museum you can get really close to the aircraft. Friendly staff on hand to talk you through and answer any questions you might have. Really recommended!

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Monterey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an unusual but lovely way to spend a saturday morning with your kids or grandchildren. Quite informative and takes you out of the house to see something different. We had a nice lunch in a nearby pub, Black Horse which was a perfect way to end saturday morning trip.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very nice visit here looking at all the aircraft especially the Mosquito's. I was very impressed with how helpful the volunteers were in giving out out information especially the information about the shaping of the windows causing fatigue failure in Comet which is something I've never come across before.

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South Mimms, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Started life as the Mosquito Museum and they have the original prototype 'Mossie' there. Also other Mossies and various other De Haviland aircraft. A very interesting museum

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

I took my grandson, he was enthralled, he got to sit in a fighter plane cockpit, the museum is much improved since my last visit, the restored Mosquito is a sight to see, a great way to spend a few hours

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Thank Albansman
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Museum is run by a host of really super friendly volunteers who are all exceptionally knowledgable. The planes themselves are well kept, although one or two could do with a bit of an airing (the furnishings are a bit damp and musty). Lots to do and see, would recommend 2-3 hours minimum to get around the place properly.

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Thank Tweazle
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We fell upon this gem of an air museum from a road sign. We thought it would be a tiny museum but were so wrong. Full of information, great stewards, very hands on & bums in the cockpit stuff. We stayed for over 2 hours and very well spent it was too

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Thank NavinJohnsonsDog
St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Was very interesting aircraft history with lots of old planes on display along with there history. Many of which you can enter and sit in the cockpit. Also a good display of engines and parts. They have a great selection of books available in the main building. A must see for any aircraft enthusiast and military historian.

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Thank Peter L
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

A lovely place to visit, very interesting and a good range of exhibits with three mosquito's. It was great to be able to climb aboard some of the exhibits

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