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Hayes Way
Patchway, BS34

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.

Bank Holiday Weekend

join us this bank holiday weekend
24-26th august 2019

Visit Aerospace Bristol this Bank Holiday weekend for an exciting programme of events, including Fly Through History tours, Spotlight Talks, and a special Concorde nose droop.

fun daily activities under Concorde

Design the next supersonic aircraft using Engino or create your own phonetic alphabet and then test it on your friends and family, all free to join with your admission ticket.


plan your visit now

Let the kids run around whilst you relax with a coffee in our aerospace themed outdoor play and seating area.

Come rain or shine, there's plenty to keep the whole family entertained over the Bank Holiday weekend. Book tickets now or take advantage of your free annual returns and get ready for a fun family adventure.

Heritage Tours

Saturday 24th August

11.00 & 14.00

Visit on Saturday 24th August and take off on a journey through Bristol's illustrious aerospace history. From the earliest pioneers of aviation, through two World Wars, the space race, and on to the iconic Concorde, before you step aboard the supersonic jet.

Kids go free! Tours last approximately one hour and are available to purchase on the day for only £5 per person, but kids can join the tour for free*! Spaces are limited so arrive early, together with a valid museum ticket, to secure your place.

*All adults and children must have a valid museum ticket - and all adults require a Fly Through History tour ticket - in order to attend this event.


Sunday 25th August

Storytime & Spotlight talks

Uncover fascinating stories behind a selection of our exhibits with special Spotlight Talks this Bank Holiday Sunday. Discover more about the Bristol Brabazon, the ingenuity behind Concorde’s Nose and the important role of Filton in the history of aviation. Talks are free to join as part of your admissions ticket.

  • 11.00: Bristol Brabazon

  • 12.00: Concorde’s Nose

  • 13.00: History of Filton

  • 14.00: Chevaline Nuclear Warhead

And for our younger visitors we will have a special story time session at 13.15, free to join with a valid admission ticket. It's the perfect activity for under-5s to enjoy this Bank Holiday Sunday.

Droop nose

monday 26th august


Join us this Bank Holiday Monday for a very special operation of the Concorde droop nose at 1pm. Concorde's droop nose was designed to give pilots better visibility during takeoff and landing, and you could be here to see it, free for you to watch as part of your museum admission. Watch this special event and then enjoy a Spotlight Talk and learn all about this incredible piece of engineering.

We will also feature a number of Spotlight Talks throughout the day - all free to join with a valid museum ticket:

  • 11.00: Jupiter Engine

  • 12.00: Bristol Bloodhound Missile

  • 13:15: Concorde’s Nose

  • 14.00: Bristol Beaufighter