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.
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We had a lovely day out. We really enjoyed all of the brilliant 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.
Touching the last remaining part of a Sea Hornet was very special
I loved being able to get really close to the 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!
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.
You can see the aircraft being restored and interesting exhibits.
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.
Ease of access to exhibits, so many aircraft open. Very relaxed atmosphere and great quality of information.
de Havilland Aircraft Museum, Salisbury Hall, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL2 1BU
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