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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.


Restoration projects

Be part of history and help bring the Bristol Type 170 Freighter home

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Rescued from the US, the Bristol Bolingbroke bomber is a Canadian-built version of the Bristol Blenheim, and flew with the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1946 until withdrawn from service.

It is being lovingly restored by a team of volunteers and once complete will go on display in her RCAF colours from 1942.

Progress updates

Follow our exciting updates as we restore the Bristol Bolingbroke. Find out more >

Historic wartime photograph of Bolingbroke 9048 flying over Alaska in 1942.

Historic wartime photograph of Bolingbroke 9048 flying over Alaska in 1942.


The Bristol Fighter - or "Brisfit" - was a World War One two-seat biplane fighter and reconnaissance aircraft, and a formidable opponent for German fighters. Over 5,000 Bristol Fighters were produced at Filton, and work is underway to restore the aircraft, including a new set of wings, readying the Fighter for its return to Bristol from North America.

Progress updates

Follow our exciting updates as the Bristol F2b Fighter is restored. Find out more >



BRISTOL type 170 Freighter

Designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company, a total of 214 Freighters, and its passenger variant the Wayfarer, were built and used by airlines and air forces across the world. Find out ways you can support the Freighter project >



support our restoration projects

We are keen to complete the restoration of these and other projects.  If you would like to play your part in bringing these fascinating pieces of Bristol's great heritage back to their former glory, you can make a difference by making a donation.  No matter how small, we appreciate your contribution.  Thank you.

Bristol Freighter