WE’RE NOW OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK!
The Museum is now OPEN
We reopened on 11th of July and welcomed visitors to the Museum to explore the de Havilland Aircraft Museum, the home of a unique collection of de Havilland Aircraft and artefacts. It’s the only Museum in the world where you can get close up to three of the iconic DH Mosquitos including the unique prototype, on display where it was designed and built.
Places cost £5. Limited places available, register using the tickets booking link.
The de Havilland Aircraft Museum is registered under Charities Act 1960 no.286794.
For best participation experience please download the Zoom app: https://zoom.us/download
We’re NOW open Tuesday to Sunday each week and we’ll be open August Bank Holiday Monday.
Our Museum at Salisbury Hall is in the Hertfordshire country side near to the M25 with lovely wide open spaces, FREE parking, picnic tables, huge hangars with most of our collection under cover protecting you and our artefacts from the weather.
We are able to welcome our visitors while adhering to the Governments current social distancing guidelines. This means that, for the moment, our aircraft and cockpits cannot be entered but you can get close up to all the exhibits.
Remember from Saturday 8th August its mandatory to wear Face coverings when you visit any museum.
Together with our E Admission Ticketing system and a new one way flow to explore the all areas of the museum, we are confident that we will not need to restrict visitor numbers. Your E Ticket enables you to choose your date and makes entrance to the museum contactless and easy.
*Members and Season Ticket holders are not required to book an E-Admission Ticket
Your WEB receipt is your E Admission Ticket so please either print or show the receipt from your Mobile phone to the Admissions Staff.
If you prefer to pay for admission when you arrive at the Museum we will ask you to complete a short contact details form to comply with the Government’s Track & Trace scheme which needs to capture the information for ALL visitors. This information will be retained for 21 days and we will adhere to current GDPR practices.
The Museum has followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place (Click Here) and a process to maintain cleanliness. You’ll find hand sanitising stations throughout the museum, feel free to use them. There are actually very few surfaces that you need to touch, principally around the toilet areas and the occasional doorway.
The Museum Shop
Our shop is open as normal where refreshments and product can be purchased safely, with staff on hand to help– you may be asked to wait a short while before entering the shop.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Museum and your support in these challenging times. Like many other independent small charities we depend on the generosity of its friends and supporters to help us to continue our work in preserving the de Havilland Heritage. As we are now closed we hope you will consider making a donation. You can make a donation by clicking here.
WANTED MORE VOLUNTEER STEWARDS-APPLY NOW!
We are preparing to re-open the Museum next week and we need more Volunteer Stewards to help, especially at weekends.
If you could help us by giving a little of your time we would like to hear from you. The de Havilland Aircraft Museum is mostly staffed by unpaid volunteers of all ages and sexes who perform a wide range of tasks according to their skills.
Like many other independent small charities we depend on the generosity of its friends and supporters to help us to continue our work in preserving the de Havilland Heritage. As we are now closed we hope you will consider making a donation. You can make a donation by clicking here.
TripAdvisor Review 22th July 2020
Probably my 5th visit over 20+ yrs. Went specifically to see the recently completed new hanger. Great new facility and I was impressed that, as a part of the redevelopment, they’ve made the journey from the entrance/cafe a continuous one into the original hanger and from there into the new one. No going outside, all under one roof now. Very customer friendly. Very impressed by the new uniform information displays on the walls and in front of the displays. Everything looks REALLY professional! It must have been a massive job, given that there are, apparently, only 4 full time, paid staff. Incredible work and planning. There seemed to be a lot of new artifacts on display now too, e.g. the ‘Upkeep’ bouncing bomb in its cradle and the wonderful model Hornet. Or is it that they are laid out and displayed more accessibly using the space afforded by the new hanger? Therefore I’m seeing it better? manpower and money?
This is a fantastic upgrade to this museum. Do try to visit and in doing so, help them to enhance their telling of the story of one of the aviation industry’s most innovative manufacturers! Highly recommended
Virtual Museum Guides
Upon closure of the Museum due to the corona-virus pandemic, the Curator, and the Events Manager, began filming video shorts around the Museum. The message of the videos is “If you can’t come to the Museum then we’ll come to you”.
The videos were rough & ready, being filmed at short notice on the only technology we have to hand: a mobile phone, and we make no apology for the amateur production values.
We have created an ongoing programme of content to release daily across all our social media channels: YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and on our web site.
Our Museum Guide Book is now available to purchase on our website-https://www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk/product/museum-guidebook/
We are addressing the following topics:
- a series of virtual mini tours around the exhibits
- exploring the history of de Havilland and the Museum
- opening up the archives for an opportunity to see what’s not normally on show
- STEM experiments and “Try This at Home” activities to showcase our STEM offering and provide material for home-schoolers
- Arts & crafts to aid home-schoolers and occupy time during the social isolation measures
- Fundraising – ‘Donate’ buttons and website are attached to each post, as & when we can put the infrastructure in place and donations can be made via this web site-Your support is very much appreciated.