Aerospace Bristol is a new industrial heritage museum and learning centre being developed at Filton, to the north of Bristol. Due to open in Summer 2017, the museum will tell the story of Bristol's world-class aerospace industry - past, present and future.
Aerospace Bristol's show-stopping centrepiece will be Concorde 216. Designed, built and tested in Bristol, she was the last Concorde to be built and the last to fly.
Aerospace Bristol has celebrated another major milestone with a topping out ceremony for the new Concorde hangar attended by HRH The Princess Royal. Her Royal Highness also toured the site and met with Aerospace Bristol volunteers, who are hard at work preparing the exhibits for display in the new museum.
This £19m museum project has already secured significant funding from corporate partners, including a second round pass for a £4.9m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. We seek interest from others who share our vision to help bridge the £2.5m shortfall.
Concorde 216, the finest of the British fleet, will be Aerospace Bristol's show-stopping centre-piece. Concorde will be conserved and displayed to celebrate the technical innovation, international collaboration and the people who made it possible. It will inspire today’s and future generations in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).