New Hangar Project
We need your support in our quest to build a new hangar.
Many of our aircraft are on display outside and exposed to the weather including the last example of the Comet 1A-the world’s first Jet Airliner. To ensure their survival we need to protect these aircraft and the construction of a new large hangar is essential if we are to continue the restoration process.
The Museum has been granted planning permission to build a large Hangar that will replace a smaller building and it will enable us to protect more of our aircraft that are currently displayed outside. We have applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant of £1.5Million-the hangar will cost over £2.2million.
The Museum has been awarded a Round 1 development grant of £30,000 to prepare for a Round 2 submission later this year and we expect to receive an decision from the HLF next year. We have already used our own funds to prepare the foundations.
However we need your help to raise a further £700,000 that will enable the museum to secure funding which will enable complete the hangar.
You can make a donation to the Hangar fund by clicking here
you can make a ‘Buy a Plaque’ donation – a special and lasting way to make a donation by buying an engraved brass plaque that will be permanently displayed in our new hangar.
The plaques are available to purchase through the Aero Shop by clicking here.
Please read this PDF for more information – DeHavilland Plaque Information
Or you can consider leaving the Museum a legacy in your will-please click here for further information
Please consider making a contribution to the de Havilland Aircraft Museum Hangar Appeal. It is a worthy cause and with your help will protect our historic aviation heritage for future generations to experience and enjoy.
The de Havilland Aircraft Museum receives no on-going financial support from the government, lottery grants, or any external corporate sources.
The Museum funding comes entirely from ticket sales, ‘Friends of the Museum’ memberships, merchandise sold in the Museum shop and bequests and donations made to the museum by those who believe in what we are trying to do.