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    Where exactly are Farnborough Wind Tunnels?

    Please can anyone tell me whether it is sensible to travel there by train, or do you need a car?

    My google/google maps mojo isn't working and I'm going there next week.

    Ta!


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    The FAST web page is useless. it tells you where the museum is and that the tunnels aren't at the museum, but doesn't tell you where the tunnels are.
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    I got those pages which give directions to the museum and tell you the wind tunnels are not at the museum... but don't tell you where the tunnels are

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    Is farnborough main station to the museum, 1.1miles apparently.

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    Ah ok

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    They're on Farnborough Business Park apparently?

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    In the middle of the Farnborough's historic aviation site, now Farnborough Business Park, there are three listed buildings which are historically important in themselves but equally importantly, they contain five windtunnels, all of which played a central role in the development of aviation in Britain.
    The page does say where they are.

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    I still can't get a close enough fix to be certain the train's a sensible idea. It's a big area. I'll keep scouring the maps.

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    It's next to the airport:

    Farnborough, Hampshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Now called IQ Farnborough and not Farnborough Business Park

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    It's next to the airport:

    Farnborough, Hampshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Now called IQ Farnborough and not Farnborough Business Park

    Ben
    You're a star. I've been hunting for about an hour and a half and didn't spot that

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    No worries glad my google fu helped

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