In World War 2, towed transport gliders were built in large numbers to air-land troops with weapons far behind enemy lines, without needing parachute training, and with far less scattering.Read More...
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.
I liked the Horsa Glider.
It’s great to have largely unrestricted access throughout the museum and exhibits.
We had a great visit and the kids really loved all of it!
A truly great collection and friendly, enthusiastic volunteers.
The guide in Hangar E was very informative and helpful.
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.
I think this was the big attraction for me.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.
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!
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.
de Havilland Aircraft Museum, Salisbury Hall, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL2 1BU
Registered Under Charities Act 1960. No. 286794