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de Havilland Aircraft Museum

Salisbury Hall, London Colney, St. Albans AL2 1BU, England
+44 1727 826400
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Enjoyable few hours

Visiting here was a last minute decision but I was quite pleasantly surprised. Once we managed to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maria C
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Loughton, United Kingdom
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Excellent visit

Good signposted to the museum and 2 disabled spaces and all around the museum was good wheelchair... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jessica O
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The UK’s oldest aviation museum dedicated to the preservation of the de Havilland aviation heritage.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sea vixen” (18 reviews)
“on display” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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"on display"
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"run by volunteers"
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"well worth a visit"
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"well stocked shop"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"friendly volunteers"
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"world war"
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"under cover"
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"early days"
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"volunteer staff"
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"great collection"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting here was a last minute decision but I was quite pleasantly surprised. Once we managed to pay to get in which was probably the longest wait we had as there is only one till for both admissions and food/ drink, we took ourselves around...More

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

Dear Maria Thank you for visiting our Museum and your review.Your comments are much appreciated and noted.We are about to start work on a major new development at the Museum to build a new hangar and learning centre which should be complete next year.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good signposted to the museum and 2 disabled spaces and all around the museum was good wheelchair accessible and a clean disabled toilet and all the other toilets were very clean.Good shop with interesting books and kits and greeting cards all reasonable prices.Lady showed us...More

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

Dear Jessica thank you for your support and kind review of our Museum as it is so appreciated by all our Volunteers and staff. I hope that you’ll visit us again as we are soon to start building a new Hangar and learning centre which...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been a museum of my to-go list for a while and finally managed to go. What a really great place and with excellent exhibits, supported with amazingly great work by enthusiastic and knowledgable volunteers. My main reason for going were the three Mosquito's,...More

Thank nickpayne82
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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Nick for your support and kind review- it’s much appreciated by all the volunteers and staff at the Museum. You must make a return visit as we are about to start building a new Hangar and learning centre funded by public donations and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived 1030 lots of space, only one till but no rush, de Havilland theme obviously but if you like aviation, military history, WW2 or even engineering this is the place for you, children have plenty to see including be able to enter lots of aircraft...More

Thank 187Garry
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gives just a small sample of aircraft from the golden era of de Havilland from Moth to Sea Vixen. Many beautiful aircraft originated from dH including both Comets, the Dove and Heron, and unusual ones like the Vampire, all on display. But possibly the most...More

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

Thank you Geoff for your positive review of the de Havilland Aircraft Museum. We are close to starting work to build our new Hangar and learning centre which should be complete late next year.

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Good exhibits and great work by enthusiastic and knowledgable volunteers. Complete aircraft, engines, armoury etc well laid out on a small site.More

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

Thank you Jack for your positive review-its much appreciated by all our volunteers.Our Museum is small and the only one dedicated to preserving the de Havilland Heritage.Its also the oldest aviation museum in the UK and next year we celebrate our Diamond Anniversar.We're the only...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

A lovely little museum. Very friendly and helpful staff. Having some work done at the moment but will be great when finished.More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you Debra for your positive review-its much appreciated and yes we are about to start work on Building our New Hangar and Learning Centre.We've been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund of nearly £2million and need to raise a further £250k to...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

Visited here with friends who have a similar interest in all things aviation and history and discovered a real gem. There were more aircraft on display than expected plus numerous other related artefacts. The opportunity to climb aboard some of these aircraft and experience the...More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you for visiting the de Havilland Aircraft Museum and your positive review. Our Museum is one of Hertfordshire’s best kept secrets as Salisbury Hall was the “secret” design centre for the de Havilland Aircraft Company during WW2 and we are fortunate to have on...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This little gem of a museum is situated just off the m25, is is passed by thousands of cars a day. How many realise that nestled down a narrow lane only yards away from the motorway junction is a superb collection dedicated to restoring and...More

Thank Ian G
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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thank you Ian for your positive review of our Museum as it means a lot to our dedicated band of volunteers who make the de Havilland Aircraft Museum so special. We have just been awarded over £1.9 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to build...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Superb Museum run buy enthusiasts who are happy to help and share their amazing knowledge. Interesting selection of aircraft, both civilian and military. The cut away engines in the tea shop were very interesting. It is particularly nice to be able to see inside so...More

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

Thank you for supporting our Museum and your positive comments- they are much appreciated and will be communicated to our volunteers who make the de Havilland Aircraft Museum so special.

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MichaelJohnMichael
13 May 2018|
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Response from derekmcl2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I am afraid so,
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Hoffy880
24 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
24 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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