The Museum is closed in compliance with the Government’s National Restrictions.We will remain closed from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December.
Put you safety belt on and take an exciting flight around our Museum
DH98 Mosquito Prototype-80th Anniversary of its maiden flight
We are proud to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of W4050’s first flight on 25th November 1940
Mosquito W4050 is the only surviving World War II twin piston engine prototype of a combat aircraft to be preserved in the World, on display on the site where it was designed and built.
The museum is the only aviation museum in the world to have three Mosquitos on display-The unique prototype, a Mosquito FBVI fighter bomber and a Mosquito B.MK.35 Bomber variant.
You can get very close up to all the Mosquitos and have the opportunity to enjoy a very special Mosquito B 35 Cockpit experience*.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org
De Havilland’s “Wooden Wonder” by Philip E. West
Our Aeroshop has several of these exclusive prints,signed by the artist, commissioned by the de Havilland Aircraft Museum to commemorate the first flight of the DH 98 Mosquito Prototype on 25th November 1940.The print depicts the aircraft making a low pass over the historic Salisbury Hall where De Havilland designed and built the prototype.You can buy this and other prints from our online Aeroshop.
The 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.
The Museum has improved the access (in a Covid-safe manner) to many of the airframes to allow visitors view cockpits. Our LINK flight simulator is available to “fly”, there are guided tours of the Comet 1a and Comet 4 simulator and we’ve opened our Amy Johnson Hangar where you can view our volunteer restoration teams at work.
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.
*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
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 20th September 2020
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!