The first aircraft designed and built by de Havilland Canada, the Chipmunk tandem two-seat trainer first flew at Downsview, Toronto, in 1946. It was the cantilever monoplane successor to the Tiger Moth biplane.Read More...
You can see the aircraft being restored and interesting exhibits.
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!
As a Hertfordshire lad by birth, I should have known about this place years ago. But glad I’ve found it now. Many have described it as a ‘Gem’ and it really is. It’s so important that the memory and history of the great De Havilland organisation is remembered and passed on to future generations.
It’s great to have largely unrestricted access throughout the museum and exhibits.
I liked the Horsa Glider.
We had a lovely day out. We really enjoyed all of the brilliant exhibits!
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.
We had a great visit and the kids really loved all of it!
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.
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