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Aerospace Bristol is a new industrial heritage museum and learning centre being developed at Filton, to the north of Bristol. It will tell the story of the region's world-class aerospace industry - past, present and future. The Aerospace Bristol project is being run by the Bristol Aero Collection Trust.

Archive blog

Bristol Aero Collection Trust’s collection embraces objects and archives relating to the Bristol Aeroplane Company, its predecessor and successor companies (the ‘Bristol family’ of companies) and its workforce. Hear all about our news and discoveries. 

Introducing ‘Out of the Aircraft Hold’: The History of Aerospace Companies Archive Project

Martha Lewington

This exciting one-year project has been generously funded by Archives Revealed.

A hugely significant part of the archive which comprises hundreds of technical records, historic advertising brochures and fascinating correspondence and notes, will be catalogued by the Project Archivist and made available for use for the first time.

 A letter praising the Bristol Fighter aircraft 1917.

A letter praising the Bristol Fighter aircraft 1917.

The Project Archivist will also run discovery sessions for visitors and researchers to uncover the wealth of material within the archive as part of Aerospace Bristol’s learning programme. The first event will be a talk by local historians John Penny and Clive Burlton on 2 Nov, more details will follow nearer the time.

 Bristol Pegasus engine brochure

Bristol Pegasus engine brochure

Please check back regularly for updates from the new Project Archivist and follow their exciting discoveries in the archives over the next year.