Farnborough Air Sciences Museum


Social History & RAE News
















Not a lot of information on the social aspects of life in the Royal Aircraft Factory and Establishment in the early days remains. There are two short diaries written by women workers around 1916 and some other reminisces in the RAE Chronicles – documents on the pre-WW1 times and during WW1 up to the formation of the RAE in 1918.

However, in 1948 an Establishment monthly magazine was started – the RAE News – and this carries much of the social and technical life of RAE up to 1992 when it closed down. 

The archive includes a complete set of this house magazine published between 1948 and 1991.

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