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.
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.
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.
24 july - 1 september
Join Aerospace Bristol this summer for a packed programme of events, including story time sessions, make-and-take activities, and discover how Bristol changed the world with fascinating new aerospace history tours. There’s fun for all the family this summer.
Take off on a journey from the earliest pioneers of aviation, through two World Wars, the space race, and on to the iconic Concorde, before you step aboard the supersonic jet. Tours are available to book on arrival for £5pp + museum admission, but kids can join the tour for free (also with a valid museum ticket)! Spaces limited and are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
30 july - 27 august, 11.00 & 15.00
story time for the under 5s
Join us every Tuesday throughout the summer holidays for special story time sessions. We’ll have a different book each week & Story Time is FREE with a valid museum ticket. It's the perfect activity for under-5s to enjoy this summer.
Visit Aerospace Bristol this Bank Holiday weekend for an exciting programme of events and activities, including Fly Through History tours, Spotlight Talks, and a special Concorde Nose Droop.
28 august, 11.00 & 14.00
sweetheart memento making
Join Aerospace Bristol on Wednesday 28th August for our special Sweetheart Memento Making session. For just £1 (along with a valid museum ticket) make your own badge or keyring similar to those in our exhibition (pictured) to take home and keep.
Celebrate Concorde50 with a display of material in the Archive Reading Room looking at some of the interesting items from the archive uncovered by our project archivist. Entry to the Archive Reading Room is free with your standard admission ticket. (Credit: BAE Systems).
Join Lawrence Azerrad, Grammy Award-winning author of Supersonic, and Sebastian Conran principal of Sebastian Conran Associates, for an evening of conversation on the ingenuity and enduring creative legacy of Concorde. Step aboard Concorde Alpha Foxtrot before you enjoy this fascinating talk and then have the chance to meet the designers for a special book signing.
It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas! This year's Christmas party at Aerospace Bristol takes place on Saturday 7th or 14th December, so plan ahead and book now to celebrate the festive season under the wings of Concorde.