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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.

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Things to see & do

 

TAKE OFF ON A SUPERSONIC FAMILY DAY OUT…

Step aboard Concorde and embark upon an exciting flight through history. From the earliest aeroplanes to space technology and the supersonic Concorde, Aerospace Bristol will take you on a fun hands-on journey through more than a century of incredible aviation achievements.

Your journey will take you through two world wars - exploring the vital role of aircraft in these global conflicts - through the drama and technological advances of the space race and on to the modern day, where you will discover the latest technologies of today’s aerospace industry. 

The highlight of your day will surely be the iconic Concorde. You’ll have the chance to step aboard the world’s fastest passenger jet - glimpsing into the cockpit and discovering how Concorde passengers would travel in style – plus enjoy an amazing show projected on to the aeroplane.

Aerospace Bristol offers a fun family day out for all ages, with interactive exhibits, an outdoor play area, and children’s trails for budding engineers and pilots to enjoy.

Did you know? Your ticket entitles you to free return visits for 12 months! (T&Cs apply). Book online and select Print at Home or e-Ticket to enjoy Speedy Boarding. With your ticket already printed, or on your mobile phone, you can skip the queue at Admissions and head straight to the start of your journey.

 
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Test your skills with our interactive games

Test your skills with our interactive games

Journey through a century of aviation history

Journey through a century of aviation history

Discover more with our interactive touch screens

Discover more with our interactive touch screens

Step aboard the last Concorde

The stunning centrepiece of your visit will be Concorde Alpha Foxtrot: the last of the iconic supersonic passenger jets to be built and the last to fly.

Capable of crossing the Atlantic in under three hours, Concorde cruised at over twice the speed of sound and reached an altitude of 60,000ft. Her passengers would marvel at the curvature of the Earth and look up at a blue-black sky, as they travelled at 1320mph and sipped Champagne on the edge of space.

Concorde Alpha Foxtrot in Aerospace Bristol's purpose-built Concorde Hangar.

Concorde Alpha Foxtrot in Aerospace Bristol's purpose-built Concorde Hangar.

How did the engineers of the 1960s create an aircraft capable of supersonic speed but also able to carry over 100 passengers in comfort and style? What was it like to work on Concorde and how did Concorde engineers overcome the massive technical challenges involved? What was it like to fly Concorde alongside royalty and film stars? Or to take control of this incredible aircraft as a member of the flight crew? You will discover the answers to all of these questions and more.

Enjoy a spectacular projection show telling the history of the supersonic aircraft before going on board Alpha Foxtrot, the last Concorde ever to fly, Concorde’s fiftieth anniversary year.

Aerospace Bristol is committed to providing an exceptional experience for all visitors, and we recommend you allow at least three hours to enjoy your visit. If you have any queries about what to expect for family visits or any special access requirements, please visit Accessibility for more information.


The perfect day out for all the family

Bring your family to Aerospace Bristol and step aboard the last Concorde ever to fly.

With aeroplanes, helicopters, rockets, satellites and hands-on activities, spend several hours with us and keep the whole family entertained.

  • Test your reaction skills with our hands-on riveting game & get to grips with the physics of flight with our fun interactive exhibits

  • Help Alfie Fox on his fact-finding trail

  • Find the seven 'clocking-in' stations hidden throughout the museum

  • Let the kids run around whilst you relax with a coffee in our outdoor play and seating area, all thanks to Enovert Community Trust.

Book your tickets now and get ready to blast off on a journey through the history of flight with Aerospace Bristol.

 
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Let the kids run around in our outdoor play and seating area

Let the kids run around in our outdoor play and seating area

Get to grips with the physics of flight with our fun interactive exhibits

Get to grips with the physics of flight with our fun interactive exhibits

Help Alfie Fox on his fact-finding trail

Help Alfie Fox on his fact-finding trail


Speedy boarding
 

Book your ‘Speedy boarding’ passes now

Looking for a great day out for all the family? Book online now and enjoy free return visits for one year from the date that your ticket is first used, giving you lots of opportunities to return time and again. Plus, choose Print at Home or e-Ticket to enjoy Speedy Boarding - avoid queues at the admissions desk, and fast track straight through to start your journey.

 

 
 

a supersonic day out

Find out everything you need to know before your visit with our handy guide for you to download, as well as opening times and directions.

 
 

Get ready for take-off

Download our Visitor Map ahead of your visit and get set for your journey through more than a century of aviation.


On display

While there are many smaller items in the exhibition, and interactive exhibits to enjoy, the following list details the large objects on display at Aerospace Bristol.

  • Landing gear A340-600

  • Bolingbroke pilots seat and landing gear*

  • Bristol Tram

  • Bristol Boxkite (flying model)

  • Bristol Scout (replica)

  • Bristol F2.B Fighter (replica)

  • Bristol Babe (replica)

  • Bristol lorry

  • Jupiter VI engine

  • Hercules engine

  • Centaurus engine

  • Beaufighter forward fuselage (sectioned)

  • Bulldog wing

  • Pegasus engine wreck

  • Bristol Plastics Division ‘Alpha’ glass fibre sailing dinghy

  • AIROH roof truss

  • Bristol Type 171 Sycamore helicopter

  • Bristol Type 173 twin rotor helicopter

  • Bristol 403 car (cutaway)

  • Brabazon tyre

  • Bristol Britannia G-ALRX forward fuselage

  • Proteus engine

  • Orpheus engine

  • Bloodhound Surface to Air Missile

  • Thor ramjet engine

  • Towed Rapier

  • Sea Skua

  • Sea Wolf

  • Bristol Type 188 wind tunnel model

  • Bristol Type 221 wind tunnel model

  • Olympus 593 (sectioned)

  • Skylark sounding rocket

  • Intelsat IV (model)

  • Ariel IV (model)

  • GEOS (model)

  • Giotto (model)

  • Hubble Space Telescope (model)

  • Envisat (model)

  • BAC Consub

  • Sea Harrier

  • Pegasus engine

  • 146 fuselage barrels furnished and unfurnished

  • Airbus A319 wing

  • Airbus A320 cockpit simulation

  • Rolls-Royce Trent fan set

  • Concorde Alpha Foxtrot

  • Olympus 593

  • Concorde wind tunnel models

  • Concorde crew training panels

  • Concorde flight deck, early version

*The Bolingbroke pilots seat and landing gear are on display in the entrance to the restoration workshop. The workshop is open for public viewing whenever work is taking place, and free to visit as part of your admission ticket.

There's lots to see and do at Aerospace Bristol
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Things to do at Aerospace Bristol