de Havilland Aircraft Museum | Aircraft museum in London Colney

Amazing history

The de Havilland Aircraft Museum’s mission is to preserve and communicate the de Havilland Heritage to ensure that current and future generations of all ages will understand de Havilland’s contribution to innovative British Aviation technology. That they have done and are doing to an outstanding level. At the de Havilland Aircraft Museum, volunteers are dedicated to restoring de Havilland aircraft and artefacts. The New Hangar will provide additional facilities that will enable more aircraft to be under cover and ensure that the restoration process can continue in all weathers as well as providing visitors with the opportunity to enjoy practical and informative learning opportunities. This is an amazing aircraft museum with many aircraft on show and a wealth of knowledge the museum wishes to share.

The de Havilland Aircraft Company

Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, founder of the de Havilland World Enterprise, one of the first global manufacturing companies, was one of Britain’s aviation pioneers. Geoffrey and his colleague, Frank Hearle had designed and built their first aircraft, powered by an engine designed by Geoffrey, and neither of them had even seen an aircraft before. The first example crashed on the initial attempt at flight in December 1909, due to instability and lack of experience by the novice pilot. The engine was salvaged and the wreck taken back to the workshop in Fulham where a more successful aircraft was constructed and flown by Geoffrey on 10 September 1910 at the remote site of Seven Barrows near Newbury. With funds nearly depleted, Geoffrey was able to sell the aeroplane to the Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough for £400, at the same time gaining work for himself and Frank.

Museum Admission Prices

Standard Prices
Adult - £12
Child - £6.50
Family - £31.50

Prices include a 10% donation which enables us to reclaim tax on the whole ticket price under the Government’s Gift Aid scheme.
Adult - £14
Child (5-16) - £8
Family - £35

Concessions for Seniors over 65, armed forces/emergency services/disabled visitors.
Free Entry for Carers of disabled visitors.

Group Visits

Group visits are specialised 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

Aircraft museum in London Colney
Aircraft museum in London Colney

Opening Times

  • Tue 10.30am - 5pm
  • Wed 10.30am - 5pm
  • Thur 10.30am - 5pm
  • Fri 10.30am - 5pm
  • Sat 10.30am - 5pm
  • Sun 10.30am - 5pm

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Aircraft museum in London Colney

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Food and Drink
  • Guided Tour
  • Disabled Access
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Group Bookings
  • Entrance Fee