Farnborough Air Sciences Museum


Cody Artefacts































The Cody Pavilion and the Museum celebrate the life and times of Samuel Franklin Cody who succeeded in attaining the first powered, sustained and controlled flight in Great Britain at Farnborough in October 1908.

A full size replica, constructed in its original form and materials, of this historic and unique aeroplane – Cody Army Aeroplane No1A – is on permanent display.

The Museum also exhibits a number of Cody ephemera, including one of his diaries and drawing notebooks; and the Flying Clothing Collection holds three of his coats and jackets.

Enquiries & Access

If you wish to see any of our archives or artefacts, or to enquire whether we have a particular item, please see Enquiries & Access for details and forms.


Saturdays, Sundays and
Bank Holiday Mondays
10.00am - 4.00pm


The 2023 Wind Tunnel Tour Season is now CLOSED but the waiting list for 2024 is OPEN. The 2024 Wind Tunnel Tour Season runs from 31st March to 27th October 2024. Details at Wind Tunnel Tours>>


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Trenchard House
85 Farnborough Road
Hampshire GU14 6TF

Tel: 01252 375050
Email: secretary@airsciences.org.uk
(Office manned Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays)

Arts Council Accredited Museum