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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.
My son enjoyed himself particularly sitting in the planes and the guide in Hangar E was very informative and helpful.
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.
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.
It’s great to have largely unrestricted access throughout the museum and exhibits.
I liked the Horsa Glider and ability to go into cockpits
Ease of access to exhibits, so many aircraft open. Very relaxed atmosphere and great quality of information.
I loved being able to get really close to the exhibits.
We had a lovely day out. We really enjoyed all of the brilliant exhibits!
You can see the aircraft being restored and interesting exhibits.
A truly great collection and friendly, enthusiastic volunteers.
de Havilland Aircraft Museum, Salisbury Hall, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL2 1BU
Registered Under Charities Act 1960. No. 286794