The DH103 Sea Hornet was a two seater Night-Fighter (NF) version of the DH103 Hornet and was produced to specification N.21/45, design modifications being entrusted to Heston Aircraft who had previously designed the Sea Hornet’s folding wing. Flame dampening exhausts were fitted and a second crew member was a radar navigator, situated separately behind the wing facing aft during flight.Read More...
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award
The de Havilland Aircraft Museum has qualified for Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame from TripAdvisor because the Museum has earned a Certificate of Excellence every year for the past five years.
The Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence was awarded to the de Havilland Aircraft Museum in recognition for Excellence in Hospitality.
As a recipient of this award, it means that our volunteers and staff have been recognized for delivering consistently great service, as defined by the reviews of travelers and visitors.
The recognition distinguishes the Museum from other attractions and gives visitors more reason to choose the de Havilland Aircraft Museum.
We had a lovely day out. We really enjoyed all of the brilliant exhibits!
I especially liked the planes you could go into which showed how people used to travel by air!! There are lots of curators around who are only too pleased to give information on the history of the various exhibits. Well worth the entrance fee!
I think this was the big attraction for me. To be able to peer inside the prototype Mosquito was a real treat as was being able to get very close to the other 2 Mossies they have. As other people have said there are a number of aircraft outside and exposed to the elements and slowly deteriorating but the Museum know this and are fundraising for another hangar.
Ease of access to exhibits, so many aircraft open. Very relaxed atmosphere and great quality of information.
If you are interested in the history of aviation in the UK then this is an absolute must visit place. It follows the history of the Dr Havilland family’s passion for flying developing into manufacturing their own airplanes.
We had a great visit and the kids really loved getting in the planes!
Amazing seeing all the history and the workmanship that goes into the restoration of all the planes. It really is a hands on experience and the volunteers really make this place special. Definitely will return when the new hangar is finished.
A truly great collection and friendly, enthusiastic volunteers.
It was a very good opportunity to learn about British aviation history and very enjoyable for kids too. I will definitely recommend this museum. True that it could be better kept, but definitely worth it for the aviation enthusiast.
Touching the last remaining part of a Sea Hornet was very special
de Havilland Aircraft Museum, Salisbury Hall, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL2 1BU
Registered Under Charities Act 1960. No. 286794