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
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 Garden, Operation 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
LATEST NEWS OF THE DE HAVILLAND AIRCRAFT MUSEUM IN THE 21st CENTURY PROJECT
NEW HANGAR NEARS COMPLETION!
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 Project” has 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 Events@dehavillandmuseum.co.uk
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.
Sir Geoffrey de Havilland Hangar virtual tour