Aerospace Bristol - new Concorde Museum

Aerospace Bristol - new Concorde Museum

Aerospace Bristol will be a major £19m industrial heritage museum and learning centre, home to Concorde 216 and over 8,000 artefacts and scaled models.

Aerospace Bristol - the brand new Concorde Museum

Filton, Bristol

 

Opening 17th October 2017.

 

Aerospace Bristol will be a major £19m industrial heritage museum and learning centre that inspires and entertains today's and future generations, through the presentation of the stories and achievements of Bristol's world-class aerospace industry - past, present and future. Drawing together collections of objects and archives spanning over 100 years of aviation history with the latest in aerospace technology, Aerospace Bristol will be a first-class museum with learning at its heart. 

 

Aerospace Bristol will reunite the heritage from a number of important collections to tell not only the stories of design, engineering innovation and achievement, but also the social history of the people who worked in the aerospace industry and the communities which have grown up around it. The object collection contains over 8,000 artefacts (many ‘at risk’) Bristol-built aircraft including Concorde 216, Bristol Scout, Bristol Fighter and a Blenheim IV (WWII Bristol Bolingbroke bomber, under restoration), as well as many scaled models.

 

The historic site is the starting point for the interpretation. Stepping over the Aerospace Bristol threshold, the visitor will experience a sense of place and history – of ‘being there' at the heart of the Filton story. The narrative has been organised according to 7 ‘eras’ with a separate hangar that celebrates the story of Concorde and its local connection.

 

Aerospace Bristol will inspire future generations, using examples of great innovation, such as Concorde and space flight. Concorde is a symbol of the UK's ambition, innovation, collaboration and technological achievement. Bristol can safely claim to be the true home of Concorde - the airframe and the engines were largely developed here, the UK assembly line was located here, and all UK Concordes made their maiden flight from Filton's runway. The last Concorde built, and the last to fly, is preserved on Filton Airfield, and will form the centre-piece of the Aerospace Bristol exhibition.

 

Education and learning will be at the heart of Aerospace Bristol. In partnership with local schools and businesses, the exhibition and activity spaces will provide formal and informal learning, particularly in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). With the support of several large aerospace and advanced engineering companies, such as Airbus, GKN, Rolls-Royce, and Renishaw, we will be able to provide a unique interface between students and aerospace industry.

 

The aim of the museum is to restore, conserve and preserve artefacts that are significant to Bristol's aerospace heritage. The workshops will enable us to undertake new restoration projects and provide opportunities for local people to become actively involved and learn new skills. The Bristol Aero Collection Trust, the organisation behind Aerospace Bristol, was originally registered as the Bristol Aero Collection in 1992, merging with sister charity The Concorde Trust to form the Bristol Aero Collection Trust in 2012. Trustees and Members have spent nearly three decades collecting artefacts, documents and personal stories and welcoming visitors to see the growing collection at Banwell and then Kemble prior to the establishment of the new museum.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea, Pier Street
Bus Stop The Old Pier Tavern
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Taunton Taunton - Tower Street
Bus/Coach Station
Weston Borough Arms Borough Arms, Bus Shelter
after main entrance to old Clarks Factory
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Worle -Argos/ Bunnings Worle - Argos/Bunnings Stop opposite Bridge Farm
New Bristol Road
Worle-Preanes Green Bus Stop Worle Preanes Green, New Bristol Rd.
Summer Lane Bus Shelter
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