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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.
As a recipient of this award, it means that we have been recognised for delivering consistently great service, as defined by the reviews of travellers and visitors.
The recognition distinguishes us from other attractions and gives visitors more reason to choose the de Havilland Aircraft Museum.
I liked the Horsa Glider and ability to go into cockpits
Touching the last remaining part of a Sea Hornet was very special
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.
If you are interested in the history of aviation in the UK then this is an absolute must visit place. It follows the history of the Dr Havilland family’s passion for flying developing into manufacturing their own airplanes.
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.
I think this was the big attraction for me. To be able to peer inside the prototype Mosquito was a real treat as was being able to get very close to the other 2 Mossies they have. As other people have said there are a number of aircraft outside and exposed to the elements and slowly deteriorating but the Museum know this and are fundraising for another hangar.
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!
I loved being able to get really close to the exhibits.
My son enjoyed himself particularly sitting in the planes and the guide in Hangar E was very informative and helpful.
de Havilland Aircraft Museum, Salisbury Hall, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL2 1BU
Registered Under Charities Act 1960. No. 286794