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de Havilland Aircraft Museum

Salisbury Hall, London Colney, St Albans AL2 1BU, England
+44 1727 826400
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Excellent small aviation museum

My background has been with the Bristol Aeroplane Company, similar organisations in that they both... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
150casey
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Bleadon, United Kingdom
A Gem Of A Museum

Although my father worked at the Hatfield site for de Havilland/Hawker Siddley/BAe from WWII to his... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MichaelJohnMichael
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Harpenden
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“sea vixen” (16 reviews)
“on display” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Salisbury Hall, London Colney, St Albans AL2 1BU, England
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+44 1727 826400
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"sea vixen"
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"well stocked shop"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"volunteer staff"
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"friendly volunteers"
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"world war"
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"under cover"
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"aviation enthusiast"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My background has been with the Bristol Aeroplane Company, similar organisations in that they both produced aeroplanes and aero-engines, so it was very interesting to see some of "our rivals'" products. The exhibits are well displayed with informative signing and the volunteer guides all seemed...More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your positive comments as they much appreciated by all the volunteers and staff at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum.i hope that you’ll visit again as in a couple of years we should have our new Hangar and learning centre built.We have been...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although my father worked at the Hatfield site for de Havilland/Hawker Siddley/BAe from WWII to his death in 1980 I have never visited this museum before. My girlfriend and I found it very interesting as it also revived memories of people I knew from the...More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Michael Thank you for your review of our Museum.Your comments are much appreciated and will be passed onto our volunteers.We have been fortunate to have been awarded a £1.9million grant to build our new hangar and learning centre but have to raise a further...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited the de Havilland Aircraft Museum this bank holiday. I have never been before but loved this place. We are avid Aircraft museum visitors but I have to say that this is now one of my favourites. Most museums are understandably...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small air museum caters for fans of the DeHavilland aircraft, mainly the Mosquito and the Comet, but there are plenty of other attractions too. The reason this review is a five star one is simply because of the kindness, knowledge, and interest shown by...More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Liam for your generous comments-they are much appreciated and will be passed on to our volunteer George.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is small aeroplane museum run by volunteers who friendly a collection. Of the three the famous wooden fast bomber of mosquito and number of other planes of part of them including early executive jets a trident and so on they current working on a...More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Charles for your review.We are a small museum and the only UK museum dedicated to one manufacturer-de Havilland.Our miision is to ensure that the de Havilland legacy is not forgotten and its heritage is conserved for future generations.The Museum is not funded by...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As a person with a lifelong interest in aviation (and a 25-year skydive history) this is my sort of place. Staffed by always-helpful and knowledgeable volunteers, it's a great place to pass a few hours. Fascinating display items, all with informative legends, from jet engines...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Visited with my fiancee & 90 year old, ex RAF friend. This was my fifth visit over many years and this historic museum (the first of its kind in the UK) just gets better and better. where else can you see three Mosquitos under one...More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Robert for reviewing our Museum-Its much appreciated.You can expect more changes at the Museum over the next couple of years so I hope that we'll see you again.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

me my fiance and our friend.went to the museum yesterday.13th April.very good museum lots to look at and plenty to take in.the only thing wrong was a useless woman on the till.cleary didn't know how to work a till.as my fiance guide book wasn't given...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Anybody who wishes to explore the history of the de Havilland Aircraft Company and, in particular, that of the Mosquito should visit . The exhibits are arranged such that one can see the cockpits and experience the passenger cabins of early commercial aircraft. The volunteer...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Although rather wet I visited to find much of the explanatory information has been updated/revised since my last visit some 18 months ago and if anything the stewards more helpful. Another engineering award has just been gained for the rebuild of Mosquito W4050 and this...More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for your views and comments on the de Havilland Aircraft Museum-they are much appreciated by all of the volunteers who make the Museum and continually strive to make it a better experience for visitors of all ages.

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MichaelJohnMichael
12 May 2018|
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Response from CharlesGraham79 | Reviewed this property |
They are perfectly respectable but not huge
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Hoffy880
23 January 2018|
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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
23 January 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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