Wroughton Parish Council has shared some images of the Science Museum Visitor's Centre after a recent guided tour of the facility. 

The pictures show how much the area has changed after construction began in October 2019. 

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Work is currently underway to transform the National Collections Centre into an attraction where it will be opened to the public for the first time in many years.

It is hoped to be finished in 2024 with visitors being able to look at more than 300,000 of SMG’s historic objects and many more extraordinary items in the Library and Archive.

The total cost to revamp the Wroughton former RAF airfield is believed to be in the region of £2million. 

The Science Museum took ownership of the 545-acre (2.21 km2) former RAF Wroughton airfield in 1979, to be used as a storage facility for the largest objects of the Science Museum.

A collection of approximately 20,000 objects were kept in six of the hangers, from the first hovercraft to MRI scanners, and computers to (de-activated) nuclear missiles.

The Science Museum at Wroughton is currently a museum store serving the conservation, object storage, and transportation needs of the Science Museum, and is not open to the public except during occasional Open Days or on monthly pre-booked group guided tours during the summer.