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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,



Tel: #44 (0)1727 826400


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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: Amenities:

Adult – £12 *£14

Concessions – £10.90 *£12

Child (5-16) – £6.50 *£8

Family – £31.50 *£35


FREE Parking

Disabled Access & Toilets

(open aircraft only accessible via stairs)

Aeroshop Gift Shop


(*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

Aircraft exhibits: Engines on display:

G-EBQP, DH53 Humming Bird - Privately owned, original wings and empennage, fuselage built by DH Technical school.
G-ABLM, Cierva C.24 — Long term loan from the Science Museum collection
G-ACSS, DH88 Comet Racer-replica — Currently under restoration in the Geoffrey de Havilland Hangar
G-ADOT, DH87 Hornet Moth
G-AKDW, DH89 Dragon Rapide — Currently under restoration in the workshop
G-ANRX, DH82 Tiger Moth — Crop spraying configuration
G-AOTI, DH114 Heron 2D Rolls Royce colours
G-AREA, DH104 Dove 8 — Executive layout
G-ARYA, DH125, Original prototype - Cockpit section only (stored offsite)
G-ARYC, DH.125 Srs 1 — 1st production aircraft
G-AVFH, HS121 Trident 2E — Cockpit open to visitors when staff are available. BEA markings.
F-BGNX, DH106 Comet 1A — (G-AOJT) Complete fuselage, used for tests at Farnborough after withdrawal from service (restoration - open to visitors when staff are available)
W4050, DH98 Mosquito I prototype -External Restoration complete-on view in Walter Goldsmith Hangar
LF789, DH82 Queen Bee - Fuselage only
TA122, DH98 Mosquito FB.VI — Currently under rebuild in the main hangar 605 Squadron markings 'UP-G'
TA634, DH98 Mosquito TT(B)35 — The film star, flown in Mosquito Squadron 571 Squadron markings
TJ118, DH98 Mosquito TT35 - Fuselage, with nose section removed, and stored.
VV217, DH100 Vampire FB5 - dismantled, awaiting restoration (stored offsite)
WM729, Vampire NF10 — fuselage pod only; stored offsite
WP790, DHC1 Chipmunk T.10 — Restored in Birmingham UAS Markings
WR539, Venom FB4 — Complete aircraft, Stored offsite
WX853, DH112 Venom NF.3, Stored offsite
XG730, DH112 Sea Venom FAW.22 — 894 Sqd markings, under restoration - on view
XJ565, DH110 Sea Vixen FAW.2 — 899 Sqd markings
XJ772, DH115 Vampire T.11 - CATCS markings
XK695, DH106 Comet C.2(R) — Cockpit section, Amateur Radio Station
DH106, Comet 2 SIM — Nose section
J-1008, Vampire FB.6 — Ex Swiss Air Force
J-1632, Venom FB.50 — Ex G-VNOM - ex Swiss AF. Stored offsite.
J-1790, Venom FB.54 - ex G-BLKA/WR410, ex Swiss AF. Store offsite.
G-JEAO, Bae 146, srs 100, ex Filton, fuselage only - open to visitors when staff are available
BAPC.232, Airspeed Horsa I/II — Composite fuselage Walter Goldsmith Hangar

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

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