Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum (F.A.S.T.) is located at Farnborough in Hampshire, immediately adjacent to Farnborough Airfield, on the A325 Farnborough Road.
F.A.S.T. Museum Map
The museum has a collection of aircraft, satellites, simulators, wind tunnel and Royal Aircraft Establishment-related material.
Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (F.A.S.T.) was founded in 1993 to safeguard Farnborough's priceless aeronautical heritage.
No other single location in the world has contributed so much to the development of aeronautical science over such a long period of time as Farnborough. From the first airborne cameras and flying clothing to high altitude 'space suits', night vision aids, head-up cockpit displays and the first carbon fibre experiments - the list of Farnborough's aerospace contributions is endless.
The Farnborough Museum presents a selection from the FAST collection in the setting of a historic listed building. The Museum building dates from 1908 and was built as the headquarters of the Royal Engineers Balloon School. It is superbly located on a hill overlooking the runway of Fanborough Airfield - so modern planes can be seen in the air as well as historic planes on display in and around the Museum building.
In the Museum you can see photographs and exhibits from the early years of aviation and important pieces of aviation history, like Sir Frank Whittle's earliest jet engines, a full size replica of the Cody Flyer and research models of Concorde.
F.A.S.T. Museum Address & Travel
Farnborough Air Sciences Trust
85 Farnborough Road
Telephone: 01252 375050
Junctions 4 and 4A of the M3 are minutes away and the Museum is just 15 miles from junction 12 of the M25, making Heathrow and Gatwick airports readily accessible.
The Museum is situated on the A325 Farnborough Road, close to the Eastern end of the main runway at Farnborough Airfield, and the satnav postcode is GU14 6TF. There is plenty of free parking.
Farnborough is on the London to Southampton rail line and is just 37 minutes from central London by train. Farnborough Main rail station is just a 5 minute taxi ride or 20 minute walk away.
The main bus route up the A325 through Farnborough, from Camberley to Aldershot, is Stagecoach Route 1. See www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk
for more bus details.
How much does it cost?
Admission is free but donations are welcome. Special events and exhibitions may charge an admission fee.
What are the Opening Hours?
The museum is open from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.
For more information then visit the
• F.A.S.T. Museum official website.
Accommodation: postcode - GU14 6TF