Welcome to 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. The de Havilland company created world beating aeronautical innovations including many iconic aircraft such as the de Havilland Mosquito – “The Wooden Wonder”, the Comet – the world’s first jet airliner, the Tiger Moth – the “backbone “of the RAF’s training aircraft in WWII and the Airspeed Horsa Glider – used extensively by our airborne troops in 1944 during D-Day, Arnhem and the Rhine crossing.
We are a “working museum” where we actively restore de Havilland Aircraft so you are likely to see our volunteers at work, who are always willing to answer your questions.
The de Havilland Aircraft Museum is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers who perform a wide range of tasks according to their skills.
The Volunteer Crew are united in our mission to restore, preserve and display de Havilland Aircraft and artefacts. We are always interested in recruiting New Volunteers who are passionate about Aviation and the de Havilland Heritage. Here are some of the areas in the Museum that where we need people to fill the following positions:
- Shop Staff
- Stewards and Aircraft Guardians
- Artefact research
- General maintenance
- Electrical maintenance
- Grounds maintenance
If you think you could help us by giving a little of your time we would like to hear from you. Please click on the Volunteer advertisement on this page for further details.
We also have several exhibitions that shouldn’t be missed-
de Havilland at Sea explains the role de Havilland had in the development in mid-20th century aircraft carrier operations.
Operation Jericho commemorates the low level Mosquito raid on Amiens Prison in 1944.
Horsa Glider Operations in 1944 which includes the attack on Pegasus Bridge in 1944
WW1 exhibition commemorates the development of de Havilland Aircraft in the Great War.