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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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Fantasttic Aircraft Museum

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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South Mimms, United Kingdom
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South Mimms, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I've been putting off going here for a while as it's a long drive for me and I was worried that there might not be enough to see. How wrong was I; spent 3 hours here and absolutely loved it. Full of interesting exhibits and lots of aircraft to see. Some are parked outside and they're trying to raise money... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

A laidback sort of museum with a good range of aircraft in various states of preservation. Also a great deal of aviation memorabilia. Access to several of the aircraft is allowed and encouraged by the very knowledgable and friendly mainly volunteers who work at the museum.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Oh wow - three Mossies in one hangar!!!! Thanks to the skills and dedication of the volunteer force this time locked museum is bringing back to life some rare examples of aviation history. The volunteer stewards are only to keen to impart their knowledge to bring the exhibits to life. The atmosphere is of fifty years ago and time spent... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

A small museum but it's a little gem. There is a good selection of aircraft here to be seen with plenty of volunteers about to explain things. The star of the show has to be the Mosquito, they have three here on display showing the various canon and bombs it carried. There are quite a few other airliner bodies about... More 

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