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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.

How to find us

The museum is located off junction 17 of the M5 and is easily accessible by car, coach and bicycle.

 

WHERE IS AEROSPACE BRISTOL?

The museum is located on Hayes Way, adjacent to the historic Filton Airfield, where every British Concorde made her maiden flight.

You can enjoy free parking and will find us at:

Aerospace Bristol
Hayes Way
Patchway
Bristol
BS34 5BZ


Please note that our post code does not take you to the exact location of the museum, so we suggest you check Google Maps before setting out.

There are brown signs along three routes:

  • From M5 junction 16

  • From M5 junction 17

  • Along the A38 from the Filton Roundabout (by the Air Balloon pub)

Our brown signs look like this (see images below), with an “Aerospace Bristol” version at the start of each route, followed by signs either continuing to display our name or showing the museum ‘M’ symbol along the rest of the route.

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An Aerospace Bristol sign is shown at the start of each route. There is one just off M5 junction 16, one just off M5 junction 17, and one at the Filton Roundabout on the A38.

An Aerospace Bristol sign is shown at the start of each route. There is one just off M5 junction 16, one just off M5 junction 17, and one at the Filton Roundabout on the A38.

After the Aerospace Bristol signs, the museum symbol is used for the rest of each route.

After the Aerospace Bristol signs, the museum symbol is used for the rest of each route.

A large blue banner with a picture of Concorde can be seen as you approach the Aerospace Bristol entrance on Hayes Way. There is also a large red sign also with ‘Aerospace Bristol’ on the entrance/exit to the car park.

A large blue banner with a picture of Concorde can be seen as you approach the Aerospace Bristol entrance on Hayes Way. There is also a large red sign also with ‘Aerospace Bristol’ on the entrance/exit to the car park.

As Hayes Way is a dual carriageway, the museum can only be accessed from one side of the road. If approaching from M5 junction 17 (past Cribbs Causeway), you will pass the museum and need to turn around at the roundabout. If approaching from the A38, you will be on the correct side of the road and will only need to turn around if you miss the gate.

If you are unfamiliar with the area then please do take a moment to check Google Maps to ensure your journey goes as smoothly as possible.

Getting to Aerospace Bristol

We encourage visitors to car share or travel using sustainable transport wherever possible. Please see below for bus directions, along with walking route maps from our nearest bus stops. If you’re planning to travel by bicycle, we have plenty of cycle racks available and we recommend finding out more about cycle route planning at BetterbyBike.

BY TRAIN

Our nearest major railway station is Bristol Parkway, just 2.1 miles away and from there you’ll find bus or taxi services to bring you to Aerospace Bristol. For details of train services to Bristol Parkway, please visit the National Rail or GWR.

BY BUS

Our nearest bus stops are Gipsy Patch Lane and High Leaze Road. Both are approximately half a mile from the museum and walking directions from the bus stops can be found below.

If travelling from Bristol Parkway, please take either:

If travelling from Bristol City Centre, please take either:

Walking from Gipsy Patch Lane bus stop (north bound by the Royal Mail building):

  • Follow the footpath northbound towards the Travelodge

  • Continue along the footpath bearing left in the direction of The Mall, M5 South and Charlton Hayes

  • Pass the roundabout and continue along Hayes Way.  After approximately 400 metres Aerospace Bristol is on your left, just after the new Lidl that is under construction

Walking from High Leaze Road bus stop:

  • Walk a short distance back the way the bus just travelled, along Highwood Road, then turn right on to Charlton Blvd

  • Follow Charlton Blvd until you reach the Concorde roundabout. You should see a Travelodge on your left. Aerospace Bristol is in the opposite direction, to your right.

  • Cross the road and turn right. You should see a brown museum symbol road traffic sign at the correct roundabout exit.

  • Continue walking along Hayes Way - heading away from the Travelodge - and Aerospace Bristol is on your left, just after the new Lidl that is under construction.

BY metroBUS

Our nearest bus stop is Fir Tree Close which is about 1 mile from Aerospace Bristol.

Walking from Fir Tree Close (if travelling from the city centre):

  • Walk for 1/3 mile back the way the bus just travelled, along Highwood Road, then turn right on to Charlton Blvd

  • Follow Charlton Blvd until you reach the Concorde roundabout. You should see a Travelodge on your left. Aerospace Bristol is in the opposite direction, to your right.

  • Cross the road and turn right. You should see a brown museum symbol road traffic sign at the correct roundabout exit.

  • Continue walking along Hayes Way - heading away from the Travelodge - and Aerospace Bristol is on your left, just after the new Lidl that is under construction.

Walking from Fir Tree Close (if travelling from Cribs Causeway):

  • Walk for 1/3 mile in the same direction that the bus is travelling along Highwood Road, and then turn right onto Charlton Blvd, and follow the same directions as above.

By car & COACH

Aerospace Bristol is pleased to offer free on-site visitor parking for cars and coaches.  Please use BS34 5BZ or search for Hayes Way for your sat nav, though this post code covers a wide area and therefore won't take you precisely to the museum entrance. We recommend checking Google Maps for our exact location.

Your flight plan from the M5 motorway:

See this Bristol 403 car at Aerospace Bristol - a stunning piece of engineering, inside and out

See this Bristol 403 car at Aerospace Bristol - a stunning piece of engineering, inside and out

From M5 Junction 17:

  • Exit the M5 at junction 17 and follow signs for The Mall

  • Pass The Mall on your left and continue in the direction of Filton

  • At the third roundabout, after passing the entrances to The Mall on your left, take the third exit towards Filton Bristol (A38) along Hayes Way

  • Go straight over the next two roundabouts

  • At the third roundabout, take the third exit so that you are returning in the direction you came - Aerospace Bristol is on your left, just after the new Lidl that is under construction.

From M5 Junction 16:

  • Exit the M5 at junction 16 and follow the A38 (Gloucester Road) in the direction of Filton

  • Go straight across the first roundabout (2nd exit) continuing along the A38 (Gloucester Road)

  • After approximately 1.5 miles, turn right onto Hayes Way by the Travelodge in the direction of Charlton Hayes and The Mall

  • At the roundabout, take the first exit and continue along Hayes Way.  Aerospace Bristol is on your left, just after the new Lidl that is under construction.

Or from Bristol city centre:

  • Continue north along Gloucester Road until you reach the Filton roundabout

  • Go straight across heading along Gloucester Road North, passing Filton Airfield and the Royal Mail on your left

  • After the flyover, take the left junction before the Travelodge in the direction of The Mall, M5 South and Charlton Hayes

  • At the roundabout, take the first exit and continue along Hayes Way.  Aerospace Bristol is on your left, just after the new Lidl that is under construction.

From South Wales:

Travelling to Aerospace Bristol from South Wales couldn’t be easier now that there is no longer a bridge toll.

  • Cross over the River Severn taking either the Prince of Wales Bridge or the Severn Bridge and continue until the M4 and M48 merge into the M4, and then take the lane marked South West M5 towards Bristol

  • Continue along the slip road towards the M5 but remain in the left hand lane

  • Exit the M5 at junction 16 and follow the A38 (Gloucester Road) in the direction of Filton

  • Go straight across the first roundabout (2nd exit) continuing along the A38 (Gloucester Road)

  • After approximately 1.5 miles, turn right onto Hayes Way by the Travelodge in the direction of Charlton Hayes and The Mall

  • At the roundabout, take the first exit and continue along Hayes Way.  Aerospace Bristol is on your left, just after the new Lidl that is under construction.