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de Havilland Aircraft Museum

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great little museum includes the prototype Mosquito.

Stunning little museum dedicated to de Havilland the only place to see the prototype Mosquito and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ian S
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Luton, United Kingdom
Excellent visit to a fantastic museum

We visited the museum today with our 14 year old son. What a fantastic museum. Lots of dehavilland... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
stampeeus
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Hatfield
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The UK’s oldest aviation museum dedicated to the preservation of the de Havilland aviation heritage.
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Salisbury Hall, London Colney, St. Albans AL2 1BU, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Stunning little museum dedicated to de Havilland the only place to see the prototype Mosquito and other Dh aircraft .

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ian S
Michael N, Public Relations Manager at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for the positive review,Ian.We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the museum today with our 14 year old son. What a fantastic museum. Lots of dehavilland aircraft to see and explore. There were lots of volunteers around to answer our questions. They were happy to show us around the aircrafts. We look forward...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank stampeeus
Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our museum.Our volunteers and staff much appreciate your comments.We look forward to welcoming you and your grandparents soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot going on here wth a new hangar being built, and lots of maintenance of aircraft going on. Volunteeers very friendly and helpful, with lots of useful informaton. Well worth a visit, and will go again.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks John,for writing a review of our museum.indeed the new hangar and other works will create a different and exciting museum for the 21st century. We look forward to your return visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my 85 year old, ex-RAF father. Found it easy to get around and dad insisted on climbing steps into various aircraft! Really interesting exhibits, excellent stewards and helpful information ‘boards’. Catering was limited but not a problem. Very enjoyable couple of hours. Well...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you,David,for taking the time to write a review on your visit to the de Havilland Aircraft Museum.Your comments are greatly appreciated and our volunteers and staff are working hard to improve the visitor experience.With your support and many others our museum will continue to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very warm welcome to this museum, my husband and his friend spent a happy hour looking at the many various exhibits and planes, everyone you spoke to very friendly and knowledgeable, including the lady doing the gardening ( all volunteers) A special mention for the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our museum.All our volunteers will ap-preciate your views and we pride ourselves on being one of the few aviation museums where we encourage our volunteers and staff to engage with our visitors. I hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was one of my husbands dreams to go to the de HAVILLAND aircraft museum. We have made it and he was not disappointed. The museum was full of history all about the aircraft and the people that flyer in them. The volunteers were nice...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Daisy for taking the time to write about our Museum-it's much appreciated and we look forward to your next visit when the New Hangar is open early in 2020-you will not be dissapointed .

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

as soon as you walk in you get a warm greeting welcome, and a small talk about the museum, not many exhibits but what is there is simply AMAZING!! they helped tick off another aircraft cockpit off my bucket list as I was able to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting our museum and your support.we are indeed fortunate to have three de Havilland Mosquitos including the iconic prototype.Its the only WWII aircraft protototype on display in the UK where it was designed and built at Salisbury Hall.We have several de Havilland...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful afternoon out we had at this museum! It was my husband's dream to see a DH Mosquito ... and there were 3 ... including the No. 1 prototype. It's also possible to go inside a Comet airliner, which is a real time...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Vanessa Thanks for your review and support.Our volunteers and staff are passionate in preserving the de Havilland heritage for all present and future generations. As you may have seen we are developing the Museum to improve the visitor experience so please come back next...More

Reviewed March 3, 2019

It is a fairly limited museum with a number of aircraft or segments of aircraft in varying states of repair and restoration. Without a doubt the volunteers do a fantastic job in renovation and presenting what they have got. It is fairly limited in interest...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Thank you for your review of our museum-its much appreciated by all our volunteers and staff.I'm not sure when you visited but we have been granted a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to develop the museum. The first phase is complete with new drainage and a...More

Reviewed February 12, 2019

Disneyworld, this ain't.....BUT if you're looking for a completely interactive (i.e. you can actually get on most of the aircraft) museum run by passionate volunteers then this is spot on. Myself and my two kids didn't know much about de Havilland aircraft but we had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2019

Hi Simon Thank you for taking the time to write a few words about our Museum.It's really appreciated by all our volunteers and staff. The museum opens this month and we look forward to seeing you again.

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MichaelJohnMichael
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Response from derekmcl2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I am afraid so,
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Response from Richarddays | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can sit in most of the air crafts. But I did not record the number. Sorry for late response just opened my Trip Advisor account.
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Hoffy880
January 23, 2018|
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Response from jedplan | Reviewed this property |
Yes - it is possible to sit in the cockpit of some of the aircraft and go into the cabins of some of the commercial jets. The whole site is very user- and child-friendly. There is a good café.
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