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“Great Aviation Museum”

Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Farnborough
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Please note that the Museum is open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays only. Please call ahead to avoid disappointment. Group visits can be booked on Tuesdays or Thursdays for a small charge. Farnborough Air Sciences Museum is located on Farnborough's historic aviation site in North Hampshire and right next to Farnborough Airport. The museum is dedicated to Farnborough's proud aviation heritage and significant contribution to air science and research, and offers an important educational resource as well as an entertaining and stimulating day out for anyone interested in aviation history and scientific progress.
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Great little aviation museum with wonderful volunteers telling an important story about the history of flight and how Farnborough was involved. Great selection of plans / helicopters outside, and a really wonderful replica of age Cody Flyer inside. There is also a Flight Simulator, but sadly did not have time to try it out. Free entry (donations welcomed) and drinks / cafe and really good little shop, plus selling a very wide range of second hand books. Will be back when have more time.

Thank nickpayne82
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SecretaryCLP, Secretary at Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a positive review. As volunteers it is the best reward that we can get when our efforts & enthusiasm are appreciated.
We aim to keep entry free for as long as possible & rely on donations. The shop & vintage books are also a valuable source of income. Reviews such as yours really help promote us.
I do hope that you have the chance to visit us again soon.

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"wind tunnel"
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

A treasure trove of knowledge. Historical and modern technologies are all represented in a small but perfectly formed celebration of British ingenuity. The staff are all brilliant. Knowledgeable and accessible.
It's free, but dig deep, it's worth it.

Thank Phil S
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SecretaryCLP, Secretary at Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. As volunteers it is the best reward that we can get when our efforts are appreciated.
We aim to keep entry free for as long as possible & rely on donations. Reviews such as yours really help promote us.

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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

What am interesting place. We were staying at the Aviator Hotel down the road and saw this was open at the weekends. The volunteers are so knowledgeable and really bring the exhibits to life. There is a cafe on site, good parking, loos and a small shop. They rely entirely on donations as there is no entry charge .

Thank HoneyD337
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SecretaryCLP, Secretary at Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a positive & detailed review. As volunteers it is the best reward that we can get when our efforts are appreciated.
We aim to keep entry free for as long as possible & reviews such as yours really help promote us.

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

We were intrigued to see a statue of Samuel Cody, born in the USA and died in Farnborough - until we realised that he was not only a wild west showman but also a pioneer in airflight, and a replica of his craft, in 1908 the first to fly in Great Britain, is well presented in this museum, along with some of his kites used in the first world war.
The remainder of the museum was not of interest to us, I'm afraid, but each to his own. Air research is what it is about,I guess. Worth a visit. Free.

Thank giglens
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SecretaryCLP, Secretary at Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a positive review. As volunteers it is the best reward that we can get when our efforts are appreciated.
We aim to keep entry free for as long as possible & rely on donations. Reviews such as yours really help promote us.
The aim of the Museum is to protect & promote the history of aviation & aerospace development at Farnborough. We do have an emphasis on the work of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, but are always striving to make the entire Museum of interest to as many of our visitors as possible. I'm sorry that we didn't succeed in this for you, but am extremely pleased that you enjoyed our Samuel Cody exhibits.

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Interesting if your interested in aviation. Cody's plane replica is there and in a separate building. Lots of prototype models and exhibits - very helpful and informative staff.
Parking on and off site, one to two hours is sufficient. There is a small tea room should you need some refreshments. Its FREE!!

Thank Tony M
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SecretaryCLP, Secretary at Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. As volunteers it is the best reward that we can get when our efforts are appreciated.
We aim to keep entry free for as long as possible & rely on donations. Reviews such as yours really help promote us.

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