New home for historic aircraft
When the de Havilland Aircraft Museum re-opens its doors on Sunday 16th February visitors will see for the first time many of its historic aircraft on display in the large new climate-controlled hangar - now their permanent undercover home.
It is the centerpiece of the Museum for the 21st Century Project, initiated some five years ago, and now nearing completion.
The Museum provides a totally undercover and fully accessible experience where visitors can see restoration work being carried out by teams of volunteers as well as sit in the cockpits of jet fighters and passenger cabins of airliners.
In the new hangar you can walk inside the main cabin of the sole surviving DH106 Comet 1a, the first jet airliner still with its original “square” windows, and there is lots more to see at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum.