The first aircraft designed and built by de Havilland Canada, the Chipmunk tandem two-seat trainer first flew at Downsview, Toronto, in 1946. It was the cantilever monoplane successor to the Tiger Moth biplane.Read More...
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award
The de Havilland Aircraft Museum has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for 2016 from travellers worldwide on TripAdvisor who have recognised the de Havilland Aircraft Museum for Excellence in Hospitality.
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The recognition distinguishes us from other attractions and gives visitors more reason to choose the de Havilland Aircraft Museum.
You can see the aircraft being restored and interesting exhibits.
I loved being able to get really close to the exhibits.
I especially liked the planes you could go into which showed how people used to travel by air!! There are lots of curators around who are only too pleased to give information on the history of the various exhibits. Well worth the entrance fee!
Ease of access to exhibits, so many aircraft open. Very relaxed atmosphere and great quality of information.
As a Hertfordshire lad by birth, I should have known about this place years ago. But glad I’ve found it now. Many have described it as a ‘Gem’ and it really is. It’s so important that the memory and history of the great De Havilland organisation is remembered and passed on to future generations.
It was a very good opportunity to learn about British aviation history and very enjoyable for kids too. I will definitely recommend this museum. True that it could be better kept, but definitely worth it for the aviation enthusiast.
We had a lovely day out. We really enjoyed all of the brilliant exhibits!
Amazing seeing all the history and the workmanship that goes into the restoration of all the planes. It really is a hands on experience and the volunteers really make this place special. Definitely will return when the new hangar is finished.
My son enjoyed himself particularly sitting in the planes and the guide in Hangar E was very informative and helpful.
It’s great to have largely unrestricted access throughout the museum and exhibits.
de Havilland Aircraft Museum, Salisbury Hall, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL2 1BU
Registered Under Charities Act 1960. No. 286794