We can offer an educational experience, where your students can learn about the history of Salisbury Hall and the contribution that de Havilland made to British Aviation for over 80 years. They can get up and close to our aircraft. Students can learn how aircraft fly and how they are constructed.
We have several exhibitions dedicated to historic events in which de Havilland were involved including WW1 and De Havilland Mosquito operations of WW2.
We have two huge hangars (the Walter Goldsmith Hangar and the Geoffrey de Havilland Hangar) with most of our collection undercover protecting you and our artefacts from the weather. There is a third hangar (the Amy Johnson Hangar) where you can view our volunteer restoration teams at work.
There is an outdoor grass aircraft park with eight other aircraft.
HOW TO FIND US
The museum is located next to Salisbury Hall just off Junction 22, M25 on the B556.
The Museum is Signposted-de Havilland Aircraft Museum from the London Colney roundabout and is on the B556 to South Mimms.
If you are using SAT NAV, the post code is AL2 1BU.
The museum car park is free. Coach parking is available in the car park. Use Coach entrance.
We have wheelchair access to all the main display buildings in the Museum and disabled toilet facilities. Open aircraft are accessible only via stairs. Assess policy.
We can take students in groups of thirty, up to three groups during a full day visit. The group size can be discussed with the Learning Coordinator when booking.
Groups arrive at 10.30. The workshops run for approximately 40 minutes each, dependent on the number of students and length of the visit. A programme for the day will be emailed prior to your visit.
Students: £7 (including a small gift bag, containing a toy plane, pencil, and a rubber)
Free entry for teachers and supervisors.
Our school visits team has devised different workshop activities based on the National Curriculum. These include:
- the history of flight
- the science of flight
- materials technology
- the pioneering role of Geoffrey de Havilland
- women in aviation
For the more information see our Workshop Booklet
We have Topic Loan Boxes which can be borrowed by schools to bring topics alive in the classroom and are closely related to the National curriculum. For more information see our Topic Loan Booklet. Boxes can be booked by completing the booking form and email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Use this link to open our booking form
For further information on booking and paying for your visit. Please see the Booking, Payment and Cancellation Policy.