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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 loved being able to get really close to the exhibits.
Ease of access to exhibits, so many aircraft open. Very relaxed atmosphere and great quality of information.
We had a lovely day out. We really enjoyed all of the brilliant exhibits!
A truly great collection and friendly, enthusiastic volunteers.
It’s great to have largely unrestricted access throughout the museum and exhibits.
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.
We had a great visit and the kids really loved getting in the planes!
You can see the aircraft being restored and interesting 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!
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.
de Havilland Aircraft Museum, Salisbury Hall, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL2 1BU
Registered Under Charities Act 1960. No. 286794