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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.

Plan your school visit

Everything you need to know for a smooth-running day, from where to go for lunch to completing a risk assessment.

planning your educational visit to aerospace bristol

Take your school group on an exciting journey through time and discover the fascinating role that Bristol played in the history of aviation, and stories of the remarkable people who made this possible.

We hope that you will find everything you need here to plan a fun, educational and safe visit to Aerospace Bristol.

Preparing your visit

Enjoy a free preliminary visit to plan what you'll see and do on the day and to familiarise yourself with the site.

Browse our exciting and engaging workshops and select which you would like to do, and please contact us at to check availability, confirm your place, and reserve a space for lunch.

We advise that you book your education sessions well in advance, and we recommend at least four hours for your visit, as this will allow you plenty of time to explore the museum. If you are bringing a group of 100 or more, then please contact us as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment. Our sessions are available between 10.15am and 4pm on weekdays throughout the year.

Risk assessment

Activities for schools are designed with full consideration of the risks involved. We recommend a member of school staff visit the museum to complete a risk assessment based on the needs and requirements of the school and within the appropriate local authority’s guidelines. We welcome schools to send one member of staff from the school to visit beforehand to do this with no charge.


  • Reception to Year 5: 1 adult to every 6 children 

  • Year 6 to Year 8: 1 adult to every 8 children

  • Year 9 to Year 13: 1 adult to every 10 children

Before you visit, please ensure all adult helpers are familiar with the schedule and activities for the day.

If you have booked a workshop, please be aware that your workshop leader will ask for the class teacher’s help to divide the class into smaller groups. Teachers and supervising adults will need to stay with their children throughout the visit, including the workshops. 

Getting here

Located just off the M5 with free onsite parking, visiting Aerospace Bristol is easy. Find out more >

On arrival

On arrival, please come to our reception desk where our friendly Visitor Services Team will check you in.

You are welcome to take photographs, and we'd love you to share pictures of your school trip with us on social media but please avoid using flash photography within the galleries.


We want all our visitors to enjoy Aerospace Bristol, and we are committed to providing the best possible experience for all.

The museum is set over two buildings and the site is fully accessible, and wheelchair accessible lifts are located in both buildings, as well as easy access toilets, and disabled changing facilities. 

Please talk to our Learning Team if any members of your group have special educational needs or disabilities.


If you plan on eating packed lunches during your visit, please don’t forget to let us know when you book. School groups are invited to use the pre-bookable lunch area where students are welcome to enjoy their packed lunches. Alternatively, you are welcome to organise sandwiches, soft drinks, tea and coffee from our café. Please talk to our Booking Team who will be happy to discuss options.

Payment and Cancellations

School trips can be paid by invoice, BACs, cheque, credit or debit card. Once your booking has been confirmed, our Finance team will email you a pro-forma invoice with full payment details. We can include your school’s finance team in this email if you provide the appropriate email address.

We require full payment to be made before the day of your visit or on your arrival. We ask that schools provide a single payment for their booking.

Should you need to alter or cancel your school booking, please tell us as soon as possible. If your booking is cancelled the full amount will be refunded, unless you give us less than 2 weeks’ notice. In this case, you will be refunded the full amount of your admission, but will be charged 50% of any booked workshops.

Book today

Interested in bringing your school to visit Aerospace Bristol? We'd love to hear from you, so please get in touch and contact us at for more information, or to book.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!


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!

Very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable staff, lovely environment and buildings. Loads to see, great teaching space, clean toilets with plenty in each block for large groups.
— Year 2 Teacher
Fully equipped learning spaces
Overall is was an excellent visit, students were engaged throughout. Thanks for an excellent day
— Year 6 Teacher
Planning your school visit
Lots of staff in the Concorde exhibition, the children loved being able to ask questions
— Year 2 Teacher