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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award
The de Havilland Aircraft Museum has qualified for Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame from TripAdvisor because the Museum has earned a Certificate of Excellence every year for the past five years.
The Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence was awarded to the de Havilland Aircraft Museum in recognition for Excellence in Hospitality.
As a recipient of this award, it means that our volunteers and staff have been recognized for delivering consistently great service, as defined by the reviews of travelers and visitors.
The recognition distinguishes the Museum from other attractions and gives visitors more reason to choose the de Havilland Aircraft Museum.
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’s great to have largely unrestricted access throughout the museum and exhibits.
I loved being able to get really close to the exhibits.
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.
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.
My son enjoyed himself particularly sitting in the planes and the guide in Hangar E was very informative and helpful.
Ease of access to exhibits, so many aircraft open. Very relaxed atmosphere and great quality of information.
We had a great visit and the kids really loved getting in the planes!
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.
You can see the aircraft being restored and interesting exhibits.
de Havilland Aircraft Museum, Salisbury Hall, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL2 1BU
Registered Under Charities Act 1960. No. 286794