Farnborough Air Sciences Museum

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The Museum holds an extensive collection of model aircraft depicting the history of aviation from before WW1 through to the Cold War and beyond.

The models are in general of 1/72 scale and of both production aircraft and the wide range of experimental flight aeroplanes. Whilst the majority of the collection depicts the rise of British Aviation, there are a number of foreign aircraft and a good quality depiction of WW2 German machines.

A small collection of larger scale models is dedicated to the aircraft flown from Farnborough and Bedford for experimental purposes. Included in this model collection are a number of scale aircraft which were used for radar signature research.

To supplement this collection, FAST also holds over 500 boxes of individual model aeroplane plans, pictures and colour schemes.  These were donated by the Guild of Aviation Artists whose artists used them to define the historical detail in their paintings.

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.

MUSEUM OPENING HOURS

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

LATEST NEWS

The FAST Museum RE-OPENED on Saturday 31 July 2021.

The Wind Tunnels remain CLOSED, but we expect an update on this very soon.

Covid Secure Guided tours of the Man-Carrying Centrifuge are running.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

FAST

Trenchard House
85 Farnborough Road
Farnborough
Hampshire GU14 6TF

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

Arts Council Accredited Museum