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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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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 gem by the M25

What an amazing museum! I wasn't looking forward to it, but my father in law and husband wanted to visit it, so I went along and I was thoroughly surprised at how good it was. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
artpeach
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing museum! I wasn't looking forward to it, but my father in law and husband wanted to visit it, so I went along and I was thoroughly surprised at how good it was. You can get right in most of the exhibits and get a real feel of how flying should be again. The volunteer stewards are all... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have a 4 year old son - Alexander & I think he is facinated by engineering. It started off with trains & miniature railways, I then took him to the Transport Museum at Covent Garden & he loved it and later we discovered the RAF Museum at Hendon. With each new discovery he gets more enthusiastic and last week... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find. Went with teenage daughter (17) and 10year old son. Staff were absolutely brilliant, really knowledgeable and friendly-and all volunteers. So much to see and with the added bonus of being able to go into a lot of the aircraft on show. Being able sit in, touch the controls and push buttons on most of the displays... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The De Havilland Aircraft Museum was on our 'sight-seeing' list and we were so glad we went although the weather not so good. We spent a few hours looking at the aircraft, climbing in to cockpits, reading the history and learning a lot more from the very helpful and knowledgeable volunteers. If you have an interest in original flying machines... More 

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Thank Jasione301
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One for the boys, you can get inside some of the planes, lots of history about british made aircrafts. Volunteers are busy at work restoring old planes.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is on my dorrstep but as always I have never been there until today. I thought it would be a short visit but how wrong I was, I spent hours there, but I am an anorak when it comes to anything to do with aircraft. It is a small museum tucked away down a small access road just off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've driven past this museum many times on the M25 yet this was my 1st visit. Should have done it earlier. Very interesting. Very well laid out with some very impressive exhibits, the guides were all very friendly and extremely informative. Children visiting at the same time as myself seemed to be having s great time too. I would definitely... More 

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Thank Richard L
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The aircraft in the hangars are in superb condition, particularly the prototype Mosquito; the shop is well stocked with any number of aircraft related books and scale model aircraft. The volunteers are knowledgeable and the site is just a spit off of the M25. Well worth the visit and a return in the future.

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Thank Robert D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting place to visit. Loads of information. You get to sit in the early air liners. Well worth a visit

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Thank Rachel K
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have even a slight interest in planes you will love this museum. It's got a good selection of both military and civilian planes, some of which you can sit inside / walk around. Easy to find just off the m25. Well worth a visit

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