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.
One of our Volunteer teams has restored the de Havilland Mosquito Prototype W4050 in preparation for the 75th Commemoration of its first flight, which took place on 25th November 1940.This iconic aircraft is on display at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum and dependant on weather is rolled out of it’s hangar on the first Sunday of every month-please check this web site for confirmation the week before Roll Out Sundays.
The restoration of the Mosquito Prototype aircraft is just one of the inspiring projects underway at the museum.
See the Mosquito Prototype
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