de Havilland Aircraft Museum

The de Havilland Aircraft Museum is the oldest aviation museum in the UK dedicated to the preservation and display of de Havilland Aircraft.

The de Havilland Aircraft Company played an important role in the history of aircraft development in 20th century Britain. de Havilland created many iconic aircraft such as the de Havilland Mosquito, otherwise known as “The Wooden Wonder”.

It also designed the world’s first jet airliner, the Comet, and the Tiger Moth which was the backbone of the RAF’s training aircraft in WWII. The de Havilland Aircraft Company also designed the Airspeed Horsa Glider which was used extensively by airborne troops in 1944 during D-Day, Arnhem and the Rhine crossing.

During its long history prior to nationalisation in 1977 (when it became part of British Aerospace), the de Havilland Aircraft Company produced a wide range of aircraft for military and commercial purposes. These include basic training aircraft; jet airliners and supersonic fighters; piston, jet and rocket engines; as well as propellers, missiles and space rockets. This was an achievement unequalled by any other aerospace manufacturer world-wide.

New Hangar Project
The “de Havilland Aircraft Museum in the 21st Century Project” is now underway. The Project includes building a large new hangar at the museum which will provide an all-undercover experience for visitors to see a range of historic aircraft designed by the de Havilland Aircraft Company at its Hatfield factory.

The museum will remain open to visitors seven days a week during 2019. All of the exhibition areas will still be accessible for visitors, including several military aircraft and civil airliners.

As a working museum, the de Havilland Aircraft Museum also restores aircraft in the collection. Visitors can see restoration work being carried out on some of the aircraft, such as the DH98 Mosquito and DH106 Comet.

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Location

de Havilland Aircraft Museum

Salisbury Hall
London Colney
Hertfordshire
AL2 1BU

Tel: 01727 826400

Opening Times

February to November.

Please visit the de Havilland Aircraft Museum website for specific opening dates each year.

Open 6 Days a week (closed Mondays) and open on Bank Holidays.

10:30-17:00. Last entry to Museum at 16:00.

Admission Fees

Adult: £12
Concessions: £10
Child (5-16): £7
Family: £30

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