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de Havilland Aircraft Museum


The de Havilland Aircraft Museum is the oldest aviation museum in the UK dedicated to the preservation and display of de Havilland Aircraft. The de Havilland Aircraft Company played an important role in the history of aircraft development in 20th century Britain, creating world beating aeronautical innovations including many iconic aircraft such as the de Havilland Mosquito – “The Wooden Wonder”, the Comet – the world’s first jet airliner, the Tiger Moth – the “backbone “of the RAF’s training aircraft in WWII and the Airspeed Horsa Glider – used extensively by our airborne troops in 1944 during D-Day, Arnhem and the Rhine crossing.

The de Havilland Museum is a “working museum” where de Havilland Aircraft are restored and preserved so it is likely to see volunteers at work, who are always willing to answer questions.

The museum has recently built a new hangar and other improvements that has resulted in most of the museum’s collection can now be viewed undercover.

The de Havilland Aircraft Museum is mostly staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers who perform a wide range of tasks according to their skills.


de Havilland Aircraft Museum

Salisbury Hall,

London Colney,

Hertfordshire, AL2 1BU

Tel: 01727 826400



(click map for directions)

Opening times:


Open ALL Year until 20th December

10.30am - 5pm (last entry at 4pm)

Open Tues - Sunday & Bank Holidays (Closed on Mondays)

Admission Prices:


Adult - £12 *£14

Concessions - £10.90 *£12.90

Children (5-16) - £6.50 *£8

Family - £31.50 *£35

(*Gift Aid prices)

Concessions = Seniors, armed forces/emergency services/disabled visitors
Carers for disabled visitors – Free Entry
No dogs other than guide dogs are permitted

Groups are very welcome and guided tours are available by prior arrangement Please contact grouptours@dehavillandmuseum.co.uk

Group visits are specialized 2 hour guided tours of the Museum by our Curator, who provides a personal insight into the work of the Museum and its Collection. The tour includes hot or cold drinks and light refreshments.

Group Day Visits - £18 per person
Group Evening Visits - £25 person
Monday Group Visits - £30 per person
School/Youth* Visits - £7 per person

*Free entry for Teachers and Supervisors



Free Parking

Disabled Access & Toilets

(open aircraft only accessible via stairs)

Aeroshop Gift Shop


Aircraft exhibits:


G-EBQP, DH53 Humming Bird
G-ABLM, Cierva C.24
G-ACSS, DH88 Comet Racer-replica
G-ADOT, DH87 Hornet Moth
G-AKDW, DH89 Dragon Rapide
G-ANRX, DH82 Tiger Moth
G-AOTI, DH114 Heron 2D Rolls Royce colours
G-AREA, DH104 Dove 8 — Executive layout
G-ARYA, DH125, Original prototype
G-ARYC, DH.125 Srs 1 — 1st production aircraft
G-AVFH, HS121 Trident 2E
F-BGNX, DH106 Comet 1A Complete fuselage
W4050, DH98 Mosquito I prototype
LF789, DH82 Queen Bee
TA122, DH98 Mosquito FB.VI
TA634, DH98 Mosquito TT(B)35
TJ118, DH98 Mosquito TT35
VV217, DH100 Vampire FB5
WM729, Vampire NF10
WP790, DHC1 Chipmunk T.10
WR539, Venom FB4
WX853, DH112 Venom NF.3
XG730, DH112 Sea Venom FAW.22
XJ565, DH110 Sea Vixen FAW.2
XJ772, DH115 Vampire T.11
XK695, DH106 Comet C.2(R)
DH106, Comet 2 SIM
J-1008, Vampire FB.6
J-1632, Venom FB.50
J-1790, Venom FB.54
G-JEAO, Bae 146, srs 100, ex Filton, fuselage
BAPC.232, Airspeed Horsa I/II


Engines on display:


A number of historic de Havilland engine types are also on display.

Piston engines:
de Havilland Gipsy
de Havilland Gipsy Major
de Havilland Gipsy Minor
de Havilland Gipsy Queen
de Havilland Gipsy Twelve
Rolls-Royce Merlin

One of two Gyron Juniors on display
Gas turbine engines:
de Havilland Goblin
de Havilland Gyron
de Havilland Gyron Junior
Rolls-Royce Gnome
Rocket engines
de Havilland Super Sprite
de Havilland Spectre
Comet 1a Simulator
Link Trainer

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