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.
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NEW HANGAR NEARS COMPLETION!
Image: Garry Lakin
The process of moving our collection into our new hangar has begun with the successful installation of our unique Comet 1a now finally protected from our weather. Over the next few weeks we will move most of collection into the building.
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 this significant milestone. Our new hangar ,which will provide shelter for most of our collection and the construction of a large mezzanine floor is ready for use. We continue to seek funds to complete the whole project so please consider making a donation-you can make a donation by clicking here.
This is a significant investment in Hertfordshire’s aviation heritage and Community facilities.
The new hangar will be fully accessible to our visitors when the museum reopens on Sunday 16th 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 from January 2020. Please contact our Events Manager for further details at firstname.lastname@example.org
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