The Museum is now closed for the winter – reopening on 11th February 2018
Donations by Text – Text DHAM15 £10 to 70070


Exhibitions

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 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.

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Comet 1a

By the end of August it is expected that visitors will be able to go inside the Comet 1a. The restoration team are completing work on reactivating the door, which will admit visitors to the galley area and flight deck controls and instrumentation. Visitors will also be able to see the First Class compartment, which has eight seats all refurbished and recovered, and view the work being done on relining the main passenger cabin.

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Great Minds Think Alike

Having learned that the team now working on the restoration to taxiable condition of the DH88 Comet Racer G-ACSR has decided to paint it green, DHAM Times has been made aware that the one and only Airfix has just launched a new plastic aircraft kit. Guess what? It is of the Comet Racer, and its colour is green! While the red Grosvenor House and black Black Magic are the well-known two survivors of the three built in the 1930s, the third was not given a name but still managed to set up two world records. It was sadly destroyed in
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Hangar Appeal

The official launch of the DHAM £1million hangar appeal has drawn good local newspaper coverage, and we are hoping that it will also feature in both FlyPast and Aeroplane magazines. The newspapers have published new artist impressions of what the new hangar will look like, which persuaded the St Albans Review to give it a full page coverage. We are hoping that after showing interest, BBC-TV will be sending a film crew to the museum in the first week or so of August to do a to-camera piece on the appeal and the museum. You can read more on the
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