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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.


Sponsor a Theatre Seat

Sponsor a seat in the John James Theatre and commemorate someone special

sponsor a seat in our lecture theatre

If you love what we are creating at Aerospace Bristol or want to remember someone who did, what better way to show it than by sponsoring a seat in our John James Theatre? Sponsoring a seat is also an ideal way to commemorate a special occasion, a tribute to a person or group...even a surprise gift.


You can name a seat:

  • In your own name, or for members of your family

  • As a gift for a friend or someone special

  • In memory of a loved one

  • By joining together with friends and colleagues

  • By adopting the appeal as your school, group or company charity of the year

With a donation of £1,000 to sponsor a seat you will not only be covering the cost of  'your' seat but also showing your support for Aerospace Bristol and making a vital contribution to the future of the museum. Your donation can be made as a one-off gesture via the website link below or by monthly, quarterly or annual installments over two years, please give us a ring to discuss. 


Enjoy a range of benefits including;

  • A plaque on your sponsored lecture seat for the lifetime of the seat

  • Tickets to an exclusive preview showing of unseen footage – from archive film, to rare early photos taken from our glass negative collection, with a special canapé and drinks reception and a photo opportunity of everyone in their lecture theatre seats!

  • or, tickets to the museum and a voucher for lunch in our café for up to four people


To sponsor a seat

For a donation of £1,000, your chosen name will be engraved on to a plaque and fixed to one of the seats in our auditorium.

The seat plaque will display your chosen name, or the name may be prefixed with one of the following:

Kindly sponsored by…

A gift for…

In memory of…

We will send you a form for you to complete showing a sample layout with the number of characters that can be engraved.




Do you have a specific seat in mind? Click to enlarge the image above, choose your preferred seat, then enter your first and second preference on the next page.


Alternatively, contact or call 01179 315 315 to discuss your preferred seat (especially if you have a lucky number) or for a form.



Terms and Conditions apply

  • Please note that if the seat you have chosen is no longer available, we will contact you to offer an alternative.

  • Date of the special opening event will be advised at a later date. Please be advised that this is will be a one-off date. If you are unavailable, we will send you tickets to the museum and a lunch or cream tea voucher as a thank you alternative.

  • Although you and a guest can attend the special event, you may not necessarily be sat together if other seats nearby have been sponsored. The seat you have kindly sponsored cannot be specially reserved for you at any future events you may attend (as seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis). 

Sponsor a lecture theatre seat
Sponsor a lecture theatre seat