Museum open Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays) from 10.30 to 17.00 hrs – last entry at 16.00 hrs

New Hangar Project

Our Comet 1a on display inside the New Hangar


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” is now complete.

However, being an independent museum and not supported by government, we need donations to ensure that we can continue our work in preserving the de Havilland Heritage-please consider making a donation you can make a donation by clicking here.

The building of the new hangar provides over 20,000 square feet of undercover experience for visitors to view a range of historic aircraft designed by the de Havilland Aircraft Company. The New Hangar has 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 is available for hire  Please contact our Events Manager for further details at


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.

Thank you