The de Havilland Aircraft Museum is NOW OPEN Tuesday – Sunday including Bank Holidays
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  • de Havilland DH 106 Comet 4 Simulator

    de Havilland DH 106 Comet 1a cockpit

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    DH 112 Sea Venom FAW 22 XG730

  • 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

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    DH 110 Sea Vixen XJ565

  • Cierva

    Cierva C.24 Autogyro G-ALBM

  • British Aerospace BAe146-100

    British Aerospace BAe146-100

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    DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 WP790

  • de Havilland DH 114 Heron MK.2D

    de Havilland DH 114 Heron MK.2D

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    DH 115 Vampire T.11 XJ772

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    DH 106 Comet 1A F-BGNX

  • de Havilland DH98 Mosquito Prototype W4050

    de Havilland DH98 Mosquito Prototype W4050

The Museum is now open Tuesday - Sunday including Bank Holidays

Welcome

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.


Our Museum at Salisbury Hall is in the Hertfordshire countryside near to the M25 with lovely wide open spaces, FREE parking, picnic tables, huge hangars with most of our collection undercover protecting you and our artefacts from the weather.

We’re celebrating the DE HAVILLAND Company CENTENARY

The formation 100 years ago on the 25th September 1920 of a small aircraft company that was to become world leader in aircraft innovation is being celebrated this month with activities and exhibitions to mark its centenary.
The de Havilland Aircraft Museum at London Colney celebrates the de Havilland Company and the immense contribution it made during its near 50-year existence to both aviation and the local community, employing thousands of local people on designing and building world-leading aircraft ,engines and missiles.

On Friday September 25th the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Henry Holland-Hibbert and his wife, Kate will be welcomed to the Museum to view the Sir Geoffrey de Havilland story and the collection of iconic de Havilland artefacts.

From Saturday 26th September the Museum plans to improve the access (in a Covid-safe manner )to many of the airframes to allow visitors view the cockpits and will launch an exclusive Mosquito cockpit experience. Its LINK flight simulator is available to “fly”, there will be guided tours of the Comet 1a and Comet 4 simulator and we’re opening our Amy Johnson Hangar where you can view our volunteer restoration teams at work.

DH 98 MosquitoB.MK.35 Cockpit Experience

The de Havilland Aircraft Museum is the only Museum in the world to have three DH Mosquitos on display where the prototype was designed and built. We are pleased to announce that we are providing a unique opportunity for visitor’s to enter our Mosquito B.MK.35 Cockpit and our Curator will provide a very special commentary on the aircraft, its controls and history.

The Mosquito Cockpit Experience requires a £50 donation or more to our New Hangar Fund and as we will be abiding by the Governments COVID 19 Social Distancing regulations only one visitor can enter the cockpit wearing face covering/disposable gloves and the cockpit will be sanitised after each “experience”

Book your Mosquito Cockpit experience by e mailing our Curator curator@dehavillandmuseum.co.uk

The LINK Flight simulator Experience

LINK Simulator experiences are now available and COVID safe-Book your seat NOW
The trainer has a full set of working instruments and controls similar to a North American Harvard Trainer. Now it’s your opportunity get into the LINK cockpit and fly this historic simulator!

Our experienced instructor will brief and guide you through the trainee pilot test-From just £15 donation to our New Hangar Fund ,take your flight in our vintage LINK Pilot Training Simulator

Book your LINK flight experience at the Museum’s Aeroshop –Tel. 01727 826400 or e-mail Aeroshop@dehavillandmuseum.co.uk

Exclusive Comet Jet airliner Group Tours


The tours are an opportunity to discover why the Comet was such an innovative aircraft, the challenges of early jet air travel and how the Comet was developed to become a very successful airliner.

Our expert Museum staff will be hosting exclusive group tours of the interior of the Comet 1a and Comet 4 simulator for up to 5* visitors every Saturday.

The tours cost just £5* per person in addition to your admission ticket cost and are bookable by emailing our Curator – curator@dehavillandmuseum.co.uk

*To ensure COVID safety compliance the tours are limited to 5 people over the age of 16 plus one member of our Museum staff.

Cockpit Views

 

We’ve replaced steps so that visitors can have a very close and COVID safe view of most of our collection’s cockpits –so you can get really close up to these aircraft-The Vampire, Sea Venom, Sea Vixen,Chipmunk,DH88 Racer and many more iconic aircraft.

The Amy Johnson Hangar is Open

This hangar is where we conserve and restore our collection. It’s now open to allow you to see some of our restoration work in progress including the building of a DH71 replica and the DH Dragon Rapide which is being rebuilt to fly again.

Our E Admission Ticketing system and  one way visitor flow allows you to explore all areas of the museum so 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.

Your WEB receipt is your E Admission Ticket so please either print or show the receipt from your Mobile phone to the Admissions Staff.

Click here to book your tickets or Click on the E Admission Ticket Icon above*

*Members and Season Ticket holders are not required to book an E-Admission Ticket

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.

We are able to welcome our visitors while adhering to the Governments current social distancing guidelines including compliance to the new Rule of 6. 

Its mandatory to wear Face coverings when you visit any museum. 

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.

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.

A good first step is to complete the Volunteer Application Form which can be downloaded here or by e-mailing Mike Nevin -Trustee on volunteers@dehavillandmuseum.co.uk

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.

Thank you


TripAdvisor Review 20th September 2020

A Friendly, well run museum

Very well run museum staffed by friendly, helpful and knowledgeable volunteers. The aircraft are well spaced in the hangars and outside so we were able to get close up to them, some also having steps at the side so we could see into the cockpits. The displays are clear and informative. Measures put in place to deal with the COVID-19 restrictions are excellent from our details being taken for track and trace to the one way route and regular cleaning of hard surfaces being touched by visitors. The measures didn’t get in the way of our enjoyment of the museum. Light refreshments were available and the shop has a good range of items. A very enjoyable couple of hours!

 

 

Curator’s Message
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Mini Tour: DH The Beginning
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