NEW WINTER OPENING HOURS. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER WE ARE OPEN OVER WINTER . . . . FROM 1st NOVEMBER 2021 WE ARE OPEN 5 (FIVE) DAYS A WEEK, WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY . . . CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY.. . . . PLEASE SEE OUR CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES LISTED BELOW


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TICKETS:  THERE IS NO NEED TO BOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE. PLEASE TURN UP AND PAY ON THE DAY.

NEW! WINTER OPENING!! FIRST TIME EVER!!! WE ARE OPEN OVER WINTER!!!!

FROM 1st NOVEMBER 2021 WE ARE OPEN 5 (FIVE) DAYS A WEEK, WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY

WE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY

During the Christmas and New Year period we will be open from the 27th December through to the 4th on January. We will be closed for one week, Monday the 20th December up to and including Sunday 26th December 2021.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE. PLEASE TURN UP AND PAY ON THE DAY.  We will be asking you to pay by Credit/Debit card

The Museum at Salisbury Hall is in the Hertfordshire countryside near to the M25 with lovely wide open spaces, FREE parking, picnic tables, two huge hangars with most of our collection undercover protecting you and our artefacts from the weather and we have a third hangar, the Amy Johnson Hangar where you can view our volunteer restoration teams at work.


ONE WAY SYSTEM 

Our one-way visitor flow allows you to explore all areas of the museum so we are confident that there will be no need to reduce visitor numbers at peak times.

DH MOSQUITO COCKPIT EXPERIENCE -BOOK NOW

The de Havilland Aircraft Museum is the only Museum in the world to have 3 de Havilland Mosquitos on display where the prototype was originally designed and built. We are pleased to announce that we are providing two unique opportunities for visitors.

1) to enter our Mosquito B.MK.35 Cockpit and a guide will provide a very special commentary on the aircraft, its controls and history. The Mosquito B35  Cockpit Experience costs £80.00

2) to enter the Prototype W4050 35 Cockpit and a guide will provide a very special commentary on the aircraft, its controls and history. The Mosquito Prototype Cockpit Experience costs £150.00

Generally we can offer these Experiences on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays. Book yours by emailing cockpit@dehavillandmuseum.co.uk


Covid 19 restrictions: good news

With the relaxation of Covid restrictions, we are pleased to confirm

  • Guided group tours are now available
  • Visits by car clubs and special interest groups, such as University of the Third Age and Engineering Societies, can now be accommodated
  • The BAe 146 air liner fuselage is open walk-through tours, every day, weather permitting
  • The Comet 1a air liner fuselage is open for walk-throughs.
  • The Comet 1a air liner £5.00 per person on demand guided tours are also available.
  • The Trident air liner fuselage is open for walk ins – restricted to one group/party a time.

We will do our utmost to keep you all safe, and your support in following our guidelines will go a long way in helping us. 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 encourage all our visitors to wear facemasks or face shields inside museum buildings. Masks can be removed when outside. 

We support the Government Track & Trace scheme, so we will request you to use use your phone and the NHS App to scan our QR code. This is at your discretion.

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.


TripAdvisor Review 20th September 2020

Hidden Gem!

“Really enjoyed my first visit to this museum. Having spent the morning at the RAF museum in Hendon, I noticed that it was only a 15 minute drive to pop over to the De Havilland Aircraft museum so paying a visit was a no brainer. Very interesting exhibits, many of which have cockpit viewings on offer at no extra charge. This particular museum is home to my favourite jetliner, the Comet of which they have 4 on show! 1 being an original mark 1 full length fuselage (minus its wings) 2 are forward fuselage sections which are displayed outside and the final is the empty shell of another forward fuselage section which has been farmed for parts to help with the refurbishment of the Comet 1. Many other interesting aircraft, engines and weapons on display and a very well stocked shop and cafe, ample free parking and accessible toilets. The best part of my visit was meeting some of the lovely stewards who look after the museum. I had several very informative conversations and learnt a few things I didn’t know before. Great bunch a guys and a museum that I will definitely be visiting again and would highly recommend to others.”