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de Havilland Aircraft Museum

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Address: Salisbury Hall, London Colney, St. Albans AL2 1BU, England
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+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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Interesting Museum

Went as a family with 9y/o son. Easy to find straight off the motorway although entrance is very close to some houses. Most exhibits are outdoors. Not a huge museum but well run... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elaine W
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Rainham, null, United Kingdom
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Rainham, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went as a family with 9y/o son. Easy to find straight off the motorway although entrance is very close to some houses. Most exhibits are outdoors. Not a huge museum but well run and good exhibits which you can climb into. Son sat in the cockpit of a Sea Vixen and was told what all the dials and levers did.... More 

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Thank Elaine W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating local museum dedicated to the planes made by De Havilland. Not hi-tech like a lot of new museums, but the numerous volunteers available were all more than happy to help and very knowledgeable about the myriad of planes on show and being renovated. Went with our 6 & 3 year old grand children who had a really enjoyable... More 

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Thank Harris G
Braintree, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the biggest museum however very well run nicely laid out well kept, all of coarse dedicated to De Havilland.Many of the exhibits have been and still are well restored. Nice shop with facilities to have a sit down with a drink. With friendly staff a particular Highlight was being able to get very close to the aircraft.

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Thank 900markrabbit
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been meaning to visit the de Havilland Aircraft Museum for years mainly to see the birthplace of the legendary DH98 Mosquito and I was not disappointed! This was like walking on the deck of HMS Victory or over the battlefield at Waterloo: it is a poignant and important place with huge historic significance as both the physical and spiritual... More 

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Thank MacTheNav
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my 90 year old dad and 10 year old son (I am in the middle!) and we all had a thoroughly enjoyable visit, in this gem of museum just off the M25. This is a 'unsanitised' working museum, not your pristine beautifully showcased Duxford or Henson. There are roped off exhibits, but there are also many opportunities to... More 

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Thank Andrew B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the de Havilland Museum to see the three Mosquitos and ended up spending several hours seeing all of the other exhibitions. The museum is staffed by several volunteers how are all very helpful and friendly and who all had a true passion for their jobs. The shop is excellent and it is a very relax and chilled out... More 

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Thank pauldavey1
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Curator, Alistair Hodgeson, spent time with my Mother on her 92nd birthday outing to this wonderful museum. As a 17 year old during the war she was a mechanic and had worked on the engines of Mosquito's. It was a wonderful trip back to the past for her and she was able to share her stories. A small and... More 

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1 Thank Pinknomad21
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I felt that for the £10.00 it cost to get in it would be better to have a junk yard , that would at least have been free. The main hanger is okay, but it was really over priced for what it offers.

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Thank sirjohn200
London UK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Until I did a search for museums in Hertfordshire, I never knew the de Havilland Aircraft Museum existed, yet it is not many miles from where I live. It was a lovely surprise to find so many fascinating exhibits based around the theme of the de Havilland company and presented and explained so well by the volunteer staff. There seems... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like aircrafts, and are passing St. Albans then it is worth visiting the De Havilland aircraft museum, they have some great restoration projects and the displays are both civilian and military planes spanning from the beginning of the flight era to commercial airlines. Don't miss the jet engine display behind the coffee shop.

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