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 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>>


FAST Talks have now resumed, please see FAST Events for details.


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