Farnborough Air Sciences Museum


Photographic Collection






























































The Photographic Collection overall contains negatives – glass and soft – taken at the Farnborough site from 1912, encompassing both the Royal Aircraft Factory and Royal Aircraft Establishment.

As well as the RAE Photo Registers, those of NGTE Pyestock are also available.  The negative store holds some 50,000 RAE images, and the Pyestock Collection holds another 46000 images. In addition, the Collection holds just under 2000 3×3 glass slides which were selected to be used, in general, for lectures and presentations, and therefore contain an important collation of experimental experience. Typical content is the research that went into the Bloodhound Project (Red Duster).

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 Wind Tunnels will open again on March 24th and the 2022 tour season will run until October 27th. Details at Wind Tunnel Tours>>

Covid Secure Guided tours of the Man-Carrying Centrifuge are running. Details at https://farnboroughcentrifuge.org.uk/


All postponed events are currently being rescheduled and dates will be posted soon>>


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