The Museum is open 6 days a week (including Bank Holidays)-Closed Mondays
Donations by Text – Text DHAM15 £10 to 70070

  • de Havilland DH 106 Comet 4 Simulator

    de Havilland DH 106 Comet 4 Simulator

  • de Havilland DH 112 Sea Venom FAW.22

    de Havilland DH 112 Sea Venom FAW.22

  • de Havilland DH100 Vampire FB 6

    de Havilland DH100 Vampire FB 6

  • de Havilland DH 98 Mosquito B. MK. 35

    de Havilland DH 98 Mosquito B. MK. 35

  • de Havilland Cierva  C.24 Autogyro

    de Havilland Cierva C.24 Autogyro

  • British Aerospace BAe146-100

    British Aerospace BAe146-100

  • de Havilland DHC1 Chipmunk T.MK.10

    de Havilland DHC1 Chipmunk T.MK.10

  • de Havilland DH 114 Heron MK.2D

    de Havilland DH 114 Heron MK.2D

  • de Havilland DH 115 Vampire T.11

    de Havilland DH 115 Vampire T.11

  • de Havilland DH146 Comet 1a

    de Havilland DH106 Comet 1a

  • de Havilland DH98 Mosquito Prototype W4050

    de Havilland DH98 Mosquito Prototype W4050

Museum open 6 days a week (closed Mondays) and open Bank Holiday Mondays


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

STOP PRESS…………………………………….

Meet the MEN of ARNHEM  Living History Group at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum

On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden

Plus……get up close to our Horsa Glider, designed by Airspeed (a de Havilland Company) at Salisbury Hall. During WW2 the Horsa was built in large numbers to air-land troops with their heavier weapons  behind enemy lines.The gliders were used during the opening stages of D Day-the  Battle of Normandy, and during Operation Dragoon, Operation Market GardenOperation Varsity and other operations.

Plus………on Thursday evening,  3rd October don’t miss our Aero-Dynamics Show: a fun, fact-packed Mad Science family show for mini-engineers exploring the science behind flight. Scientific mayhem guaranteed! Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational. With over 25 years of continuing research and development in science programming, the Mad Science approach to teaching invites children to pursue STEM careers.
Suitable for ages 4+; £5 per child with accompanying adult. Book tickets at

Plus………if you dare come to our Halloween Spooky Spectacular during 26th  October to 3rd November…lots of half term fun for all the family



Image credit Garry Lakin

THANKS to money raised by National Lottery players and the National Heritage Lottery Fund who awarded a grant of nearly £2 million plus the  donations from our many supporters,  the “de Havilland Aircraft Museum in the 21st Century Projecthas reached a significant milestone. Our new hangar ,which will provide shelter for most of our collection and the construction of a large mezzanine floor is almost complete. . It is a significant investment in Hertfordshire’s aviation heritage and Community facilities

The Museum remains fully open to our visitors from Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays) until 10th November 2019 when we close for the winter. During the winter our Volunteers and staff will move many of our exhibits from the temporary hangar into the new building. The new hangar will be fully accessible to our visitors when the museum reopens in February 2020.

The building of the new hangar will provide an undercover experience for visitors to see a range of historic aircraft designed by the de Havilland Aircraft Company. The New Hangar also provides a range of syndicate rooms and event space on the mezzanine floor which will offer the local community an exciting venue for meetings, conferences, parties, learning and other social events. The artists impression of this space below shows the event space as a “dining “ area although it can be configured to meet our client’s needs. This area and the meeting rooms will be available for hire during October this year and fully open from February 2020. Please contact our Events Manager for further details at

The de Havilland Aircraft Museum is an independent museum that is not funded by either National or local government.

We depend on the generosity of its friends and supporters to help us complete the “Museum of the 21st Century  project and to continue our work in preserving the de Havilland Heritage, we hope you will consider making a donation..You can support the Hangar fund by clicking here.

Thank you

Sir Geoffrey de Havilland Hangar virtual tour

Museum Walk through…
The Museum’s Cinema Commercial