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de Havilland Aircraft Museum

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Why didn't I visit this museum earlier?

I have passed this museum hundreds of times, using the M25, but I was always going somewhere else... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
vicg2491
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Visited with my Dad

Had a very quick visit earlier this month with my Dad. It's a hidden gem, and say it is very much... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Sally B
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Berlin, Germany
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The UK’s oldest aviation museum dedicated to the preservation of the de Havilland aviation heritage.
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have passed this museum hundreds of times, using the M25, but I was always going somewhere else. I treated myself on my birthday and had a most enjoyable time. I should have allowed more time. There's so much there to look at and read....More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review of our Museum.It would be great to welcome you back next year-we're developing a Comet 1 simulator that should be operational soon-take off from a virtual Heathrow and fly away.In November we start building...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Had a very quick visit earlier this month with my Dad. It's a hidden gem, and say it is very much worth a visit. The exhibits are well displayed. As this was a flying stop on I didn't get to go into the comet simulator,...More

Thank Sally B
Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to pen a positive review of our Museum as it is much appreciate by all th3 volunteers and staff. I hope that you can make it back as we are soon to start building a new Hangar and learning...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Visited with my 2.5 yr old son and although he is very young still he loved going in and out of the planes and looking around them all. The staff/volunteers are a real asset to the museum and are very informative and knowledgeable. Although I’m...More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thanks Sherree for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor.Your comments are much appreciated. You can keep upto date with the museum news from our web site- www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk or subscribe to our Facebook page. We are an independent Museum and not funded by...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

This museum is just off the M25, but approached via a narrow country lane and some tight turns through a small hamlet. Once there the car parking is free. There are a couple of hangers containing historic aircraft and an outside area displaying more. The...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Great day out with car club friends. We arranged a group booking, with a guided tour followed by sandwich lunch. Alistaire, the museum curator, was our guide. Over 2 hours of nonstop info. Amazing. Fascinating insight into our aviation history with particular emphasis on the...More

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

Thank you Andy for your positive review of our Museum. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your car club friends-the cars looked spectacular parked in front of the de Havilland Trident. Thank you for your support and hope that you'll visit us again.

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Well what a treat, only found this morning this place exists but what a great please. Interesting exhibits, friendly and very knowledgeable staff, plenty to see and do and with this place you actually get to go in the aircraft. Don’t delay visit today

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

Thank you for your support and happy that you had an enjoyable visit-our volunteers really appreciate your review. We hope that you'll visit us again.

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Been saying for about 14 years that we should visit - and finally have. Very nice visit - lots of things to look at and the volunteers friendly and knowledgeable. Well worth the trip.

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Can’t here on Tuesday with adults and 3 children... Bern past loads of times and always wanted to visit! We all loved it! Loved being able to go inside some of the planes and there are stewards in some to give you feed back on...More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you Toyah for taking the time to write this review and thanks for your support by visiting the Museum. Please come back next year when we’ll have built our new Hangar and learning centre.You and your children will have more fun.

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Great family day out with plenty to see and do. Lots of hands on exhibits and a nice little quiz sheet for the little one.

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Still a small museum. Please use a navigation system otherwise will have trouble to find the right entrance. After paying the entrance fee there is a guided path for walking around. it is worth to follow this path. There is a small Cinema with some...More

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Michael N, Trustee at de Havilland Aircraft Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you Friedrich for your review of the de Havlilland Aircraft Museum which is much appreciated by all our volunteers.The Museum is indeed a special place to visit as it was once the secret design and prototype centre for de Havilland during WW2.Its where the...More

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MichaelJohnMichael
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Response from derekmcl2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I am afraid so,
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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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