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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.

Key stage 3

Visit Aerospace Bristol and take your pupils on an exciting journey through time and the sessions we offer for Key Stage 3 students


key stage 3

These interactive workshops are designed specifically for Secondary and A-level students and take place in our fully equipped learning spaces with specialist facilities, led by a member of the Learning Team.

key stage 3: a long way down

Learn about how aircraft changed and developed during WW1 and the key role that Bristol played in this, and design and test your own parachute prototype for WW1 pilots to use during the war.

key stage 3: Blast off rockets

Uncover the physics of flight and how a rocket is designed to overcome a range of different forces to be the ideal design for space travel. Use this learning to develop your own rockets, testing and improving it throughout the session.

key stage 3: The Price is Right

Put your maths to the test and learn about how economics played a part in the grounding of Concorde and what you could do to fix this. Become budding businessmen and investigate the impact of different ticket classes and if you can make more money than British Airways did from Concorde tickets.

key stage 3: layer it up

Explore the different materials used to make aircrafts through history, then make your own composite by layering different materials and testing its strength, and learn how scientists today are continuing to develop these materials.

Key Stage 3: Mission to Mars: Winning Prototypes

Look to the future of aerospace engineering by developing a prototype of a new Mars rover. Take on the role of an engineer in a design team to make a winning rover that can complete a discovery mission, while meeting budget and dimension criteria set by real aerospace experts.

Planning your school visit?

Everything you need to know for a smooth-running day, from the moment you arrive to to completing a risk assessment.


WW1 day

With the centenary of World War One just around the corner, we are offering a special activity day for students in Key Stage 2, 3 or 4 to come a join us at the museum to learn about the impact Bristol had during the War. They will get to participate in a hands on workshop, creating prototypes for equipment to help save WW1 pilots’ lives. They will also get to listen to a special spotlight talk in the WW1 era of the exhibition and make a poppy that will be included in our remembrance display. For more information about this day or to book a visit email

We realise what can be achieved through maths now.
— Year 7 pupil (linked to key stage 3 workshops)

Book now

Interested in bringing your school to visit Aerospace Bristol? Be one of the first to bring your school aboard Concorde, and contact us at for more information, or to book.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Students were encouraged and praised throughout the sessions and this ensured they all had a positive and successful experience. The workshops offered opportunities that are hard to accomplish in a school setting, thus the day was a whole is a completely different learning experience.
— Youth Leader