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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.

What's On

Discover what's going on at Aerospace Bristol with our calendar of events.

 

discover what's going on at aerospace bristol... INCLUDING SPECIAL CONCORDE50 EvENTS

This year marks 50 years since Concorde’s maiden flight - from Toulouse on 2nd March 1969, with the first British flight taking place from Filton on 9th April 1969 - and we will celebrating this incredible milestone with special activities throughout the year.

You’ll find a selection of our Concorde50 activities below, but please check back regularly, as we’ll be revealing more exciting Concorde50 news and events throughout 2019.

So, don’t miss your chance to join the celebrations and step aboard the last Concorde ever to fly in Concorde’s fiftieth anniversary year.

 
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daily
Aerospace bristol is open 7 days a week*

Visit Aerospace Bristol and journey through more than a century of flight. Step aboard the last Concorde ever to fly and enjoy free return visits for a whole year! (T&Cs apply.) *Please check our Opening Hours when planning your visit.

weekends
spotlight talks

Discover fascinating stories with 'Spotlight' talks, including the history of Concorde, every weekend when you visit Aerospace Bristol. Talks are free to join with your admission ticket (no reservation required), and timings can be located at the Gallery entrance.

weekdays - DAYS & TIMES VARY
bristol bolingbroke restoration

Watch important restoration work on the Bristol Bolingbroke and speak to our knowledgeable volunteers. The workshop is open for public viewing whenever work is taking place, and free to visit as part of your admission ticket.


20 july
50th anniversary of the moon landing

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with special Spotlight Talks and discover more about the space race, before stepping aboard Concorde in its 50th anniversary year. Talks are free to join with your admission ticket (no reservation required). Credit: BAE Systems.

25 july, 13.30-15.30
delve into the archives

Celebrate Concorde50 with a display of material in the Archive Reading Room looking at documents from the initial agreement between France and the UK, up to Concorde’s entry into passenger service. Entry to the Archive Reading Room is free with your standard admission ticket. Credit: BAE Systems.

24 july - 1 september
summer holidays

Join Aerospace Bristol this summer for a packed programme of events, including story time sessions, hands on activities, and specialist tours as you fly through Bristol's exciting aerospace history. There’s fun for all the family this summer.


ThuRS & Sat: 25 july - 31 august, 11.00 & 14.00
FLY THROUGH HISTORY tours

Take off on a journey from the earliest pioneers of aviation, through two World Wars, the space race, and on to the iconic Concorde. Step aboard the supersonic jet and discover how Bristol changed the world. Tours are available to book on arrival for £5pp + museum admission. Spaces limited and are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

6 august, 14.00-15.00
the history of ballooning

Enjoy a special talk from Don Cameron, founder of the world's largest hot air balloon manufacturer, Cameron Balloons. Discover how Cameron developed the first modern hot air balloon, embarked upon extraordinary balloon journeys, built the first balloon to fly non-stop around the world, and much more. Tickets are only £5pp plus your standard museum entry ticket.

8-11 august
bristol international balloon fiesta

We're delighted to be joining forces with the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta this year. Visit the Fiesta this summer and join us in celebrating 50 years since Concorde’s maiden flight.


1 october
supersonic dinner

Join Aerospace Bristol for a special evening of celebration under the wings of Concorde. Hosted by BBC Radio Bristol presenter Emma Britton, this exclusive occasion celebrates 50 years since Concorde’s first supersonic flight. Book your table now.

 

14 december
christmas sharer party

It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas! This year's Christmas party at Aerospace Bristol takes place on Saturday 14th December, so plan ahead and book now to celebrate the festive season under the wings of Concorde.