Rapide Will Fly Again
Well into its rebuild-to-fly, the de Havilland Rapide restoration team are doing a terrific job on this historic aircraft which can be seen opposite the museum’s Aeroshop. Such intricate workmanship necessarily takes time, and it is estimated that it could take another 10 years before it is ready to fly.
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award
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You can see the aircraft being restored and interesting exhibits.
A truly great collection and friendly, enthusiastic volunteers.
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.
We had a great visit and the kids really loved getting in the planes!
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.
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.
Ease of access to exhibits, so many aircraft open. Very relaxed atmosphere and great quality of information.
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