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


De Havilland 101 – celebrating 101 years of the de Havilland Aircraft Company

Welcome to the first aviation museum in the UK. Dedicated to the preservation of the de Havilland Aircraft heritage. We couldn’t celebrate the centenary of de Havilland last year . . . . so we are celebrating 101 years of the de Havilland Aircraft Company in 2021instead! Look out for features, news and social media posts over the coming weeks and months.

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DHAM New Hangar Appeal May 2018

DH98 Mosquito Prototype 75th Anniversary

DH106 Comet Mk1A Move

New Hangar Appeal

GYPSY MAJOR ENGINE REFURBISHMENT

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE DE HAVILLAND AIRCRAFT MUSEUM, HOME OF THE MOSQUITO AIRCRAFT MUSEUM Date: July 6th, 2016 REFURBISHMENT of this sectioned de Havilland Gipsy Major 1 petrol engine is nearing completion at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum at Salisbury Hall, London Colney, Herts. Volunteers Peter Coard (left) and Roderick Coleman are pictured here checking torque settings of the bearings of the crankshaft, which had been removed when the entire engine was dismantled for checking. The unit, which does not have a serial number, is believed to have been built by de Havilland at its Hatfield factory
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FRENCH INTERNS

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE DE HAVILLAND AIRCRAFT MUSEUM, HOME OF THE MOSQUITO AIRCRAFT MUSEUM Date: June 21st, 2016 TWO FRENCH aeronautical engineering undergraduates have become the first ever Interns at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum at Salisbury Hall, London Colney. They joined the museum, the country’s oldest and only one dedicated to a single aircraft manufacturer, last week. (WEEK BEGINNING JUNE 20TH) With three years of their five-year degree course behind them, the Laval University, Paris, pair Quentin Andres and Gregory Nicol, both 20, are enthusiastic about working with the volunteers restoring and preserving some of Britain’s
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Comet G-ANAV for mags

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE DE HAVILLAND AIRCRAFT MUSEUM, HOME OF THE MOSQUITO AIRCRAFT MUSEUM Date: May 6th, 2016 WITH the arrival of another of the historic Comet of the 1950s the de Havilland Aircraft Museum now has four examples of the Hatfield-designed and built world’s first commercial jet passenger aircraft. The nose section of the Comet, registered to British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) as G-ANAV, has been donated to the museum by the Science Museum, and it is planned to make it a major “hands-on” attraction at the popular family day-out venue at Salisbury Hall, London Colney.
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IT’S HARD LABOUR FOR MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE DE HAVILLAND AIRCRAFT MUSEUM, HOME OF THE MOSQUITO AIRCRAFT MUSEUM Date: March 11th, 2016 AIRCRAFT restoration volunteers have been putting in Herculean efforts to ensure that their museum was not only ready to open to the public on Sunday 6th March but was also totally reorganised for construction work to start on the foundations of a big new hangar. In the space of just two months the de Havilland Aircraft Museum at Salisbury Hall, London Colney, has had a large temporary hangar erected on a new extension to the site and many of
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CIVIC LEADERS START MUSEUM PROJECT

TWO civic leaders officially started a major development project at the country’s oldest aircraft museum on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016.. And after they had dug special spades into the ground to ceremonially start work on the newdisplay hangar at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum at London Colney, the Deputy Mayor of Hertsmere, Cllr Peter Rutledge, and Deputy Mayor Cllr Jane West announced that the Heritage Lottery Fund had just given the museum permission to start developing its detailed proposals as part of its application for £1.5million funding for the project. “This museum is a very special place, and is crucial
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