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Aerospace Bristol set to open this month

Photo: Concorde at Aerospace Bristol. The attraction will open to visitors on October 17.

 

Aerospace Bristol, the new home of the last Concorde ever to fly, will open its doors to visitors from 17th
October 2017, with “speedy boarding” tickets available to book in advance at aerospacebristol.org.
Located to the north of Bristol, on the historic Filton Airfield, the brand new exhibition brings Bristol’s rich
aerospace heritage to life; telling a fascinating story of ordinary people achieving extraordinary things, featuring amazing
aerospace exhibits – including aeroplanes, helicopters, missiles, satellites and more – and entertaining visitors with a variety of
fun science interactives.
The star attraction will be Concorde ‘Alpha Foxtrot’, the last Concorde to be built and the last to fly. Visitors will explore the
history of Concorde, step aboard the iconic aircraft, and enjoy a stunning audio-visual show projected on to the supersonic jet.
Lloyd Burnell, Executive Director of Aerospace Bristol, said “The team at Aerospace Bristol couldn’t be more excited that
tickets are now on sale. The new museum will offer something for everyone: Concorde, as always, has the power to amaze and
looks just stunning in her new home; we have created a first-class exhibition to tell the story of Bristol’s aerospace achievements
from 1910 to the modern day, and there are great fun interactives to keep all members of the family interested and entertained.
We hope that all those who saw Concorde on her final flight into Filton that historic day will want to be one of the first to come
and pay tribute to this very special design and engineering icon and learn about the Bristol people who worked here over the
years.”
With fundraising not yet complete, visitors who wish to support the Bristol Aero Collection Trust, the registered charity
behind Aerospace Bristol, are asked to share their memories of Concorde via the museum’s ‘Concorde Memory Map’
(www.aerospacebristol.org/concorde-stories) and give a kind donation. Shared memories will be added to the new museum’s
digital archive.

All images courtesy Aerospace Bristol

2 year old Luke Ede looks around Concorde at Aerospace Bristol with his grandfather Richard James.

Harry Bertuca (front) and Jacob Foot look around the Concorde simulator at Aerospace Bristol.

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