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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.



The Aerospace Bristol collection embraces objects and archives relating to the Bristol Aeroplane Company, its predecessor and successor companies (the ‘Bristol family’ of companies) and its workforce.

A major part of the collection is the substantial company archive which dates from 1910.  The archive includes glass plate negatives, photographs, minute books, sales ledgers and account books, design drawings and film.   There are also books and magazines supporting the collection.  The collection is not yet catalogued, but work has commenced on this and is being supported by a team of dedicated volunteers.

The archive will form part of Aerospace Bristol, and plans include the provision of an archive repository to PD5454 standards, a reading room and office space on the ground floor of the Concorde building.

The archive will be open for members of the public to use for research purposes in Spring 2018, more details will be posted here in due course.   

If you would like any further information about the archives please contact