Concorde move FAQ
We’re delighted to confirm that, earlier this morning Concorde 216 started to make her final journey across Filton Airfield to her new purpose-built home at Aerospace Bristol.
Safely moving Concorde is a complex and delicate process that is being managed with the greatest care by British Airways and Airbus. The exact timings of the move were dependent on a number of factors, not least the vagaries of the weather, but this morning the Airbus and British Airways engineers managing every facet of Concorde's move felt the window was right for her arrival.
Where is Concorde moving to?
Concorde will soon take her place as the stunning centrepiece of Aerospace Bristol, a new £19m museum where she will help to inspire the next generation of engineers as part of a fascinating story spanning more than a century of aviation innovation and achievement. With just a matter of months to go until Aerospace Bristol takes-off this summer, the Bristol Aero Collection Trust is eagerly awaiting the arrival of Concorde 216 into her new purpose-built home.
Can I film/photograph the move?
The move of Concorde to her new hangar at Aerospace Bristol has been planned over a number of months and involves experts from a number of different organisations, led by Airbus and British Airways. The priority is health and safety and Airbus and British Airways have not provided any facilities for the public to capture the move because the exact timing and duration of the move depended on a number of factors – including the weather.
We are pleased to say that you will be able to see photographs and footage on our website and social media, and on your local news once the move has been completed.
When can the public come and see Concorde?
Aerospace Bristol will be taking off this summer. The museum will take visitors on a journey through more than a century of aviation history with Concorde 216 as its stunning centrepiece.
How can I support Concorde in her new home?
We are very grateful for donations of whatever amount that you can give to help support Concorde in her new home. Donations over £10 will receive a small thank you gift as a token of our appreciation. Donate now >
Want to know more about Aerospace Bristol?
Starting in the earliest days of flight, when Bristol Boxkite biplanes flew over Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge, Aerospace Bristol will transport visitors through more than one hundred years of fascinating aviation history. Visitors will travel through two world wars, exploring the vital role of aircraft in these conflicts, through the drama and technological advances of the space race and on to the modern day, where they will discover the latest technologies of today’s aerospace industry. As a first-class museum with learning at its heart, Aerospace Bristol aims to inspire the next generation of engineers with remarkable stories of ingenious design and engineering innovation.