Farnborough Air Sciences Museum


Technical, Architectural & Scale Drawings





















Our Archives are the repository for a large number of drawings, on paper, on glass plate negatives and on microfilm.

The paper drawings, back to the Balloon School days of 1907, include drawings of the RAE site through the years – including buildings, major facilities like the Seaplane Tank, low and high speed wind-tunnels, aircraft GAs and components, Air Ministry drawings of equipment from WW2, and much more.

The glass plate drawings are generally GAs of WW1 aircraft, production and experimental, and construction methods.

The NGTE Pyestock drawing archive was filtered by FAST before closure and a large number of paper drawings of the engine research and test facilities were catalogued and stored. In addition a very large number of Pyestock drawings stored on microfiches were rescued. Details of the later Noise Test Facility models and facilities were also catalogued and archived.

Many site plans are from RAE outstations – Lasham, Larkhill, Aberporth, Llanbedr etc . In addition, a very large number of Pyestock drawings stored on microfiches were rescued.

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 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.


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