Situated close to the M25 junction 22 The de Havilland Aircraft Museum is located at Salisbury Hall, Shenley, London Colney AL1 2BU. It is the oldest aircraft museum in the United Kingdom first opening its doors to the public on 15th May 1959.
The de Havilland company moved into Salisbury Hall in 1939 to protect the DH Mosquito design team from having their project being cancelled by the then Ministry of Aviation. The de Havilland company finally left Salisbury Hall in 1947.
The museum has a large free carpark for visitors and is open to the public Tuesday to Sundays every week and staffed entirely by volunteers.
Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday) 1030 to 1700 with last entry 1600
Adult – £14
Concessions* – £12
Child 5-16) – £8
Family – £35
*Seniors over 65, armed forces/emergency services/disabled visitors.
Free Entry for Carers of disabled visitors.
Due to current Government restrictions entry to the museum is by pre-booked e-ticket ONLY available on the museum website:
DH Cierva C24 autogyro G-ALBM
DH 82A Tiger Moth G-ANRX
DH 82B Queen Bee LF789
DH 87 Hornet Moth G-ADOT
DH 88 Comet Racer G-ACSR (Replica)
DH 98 Mosquito Prototype W4050
DH 98 Mosquito FB Mk VI TA122
DH 98 Mosquito B Mk 35 TA634
DH103 Sea Hornet NF21 VX250 (Tail section)
DHC 1 Chipmunk T Mk 10 WP790
DH 100 Vampire FB6 008 (Swiss Air Force)
DH 112 Sea Vixen FAW2 XJ565/127
DH 112 Sea Venom FAW22 (Nose Section)
DH 115 Vampire T11 XJ772
DH 89 Dragon Rapide G-AKDW
DH 104 Dove Mk 8 G-AREA (Gate Guard)
DH 106 Comet 1A F-BGNX
DH 106 Comet 1A G-ANAV (Nose Section)
DH 106 Comet 2R XK695 (Nose Section)
DH 106 Comet 4 Simulator
DH 114 Heron Mk2D G-AOTI
DH 121 Trident 2E G-AVFH
DH 125 G-ARYC
BAE 146-100 G-JEAO
DH 53 Hummingbird J7326
DH 100 Vampire FB5 VV217 (Nose Section)
DH 112 Venom NF3 WX853 (Nose Section)
DH 112 Venom FB4 WR539 (Nose Section)
A full set of photos can be found here: de Havilland Museum