Bring your family to Aerospace Bristol and step aboard the last Concorde ever to fly, in Concorde’s 50th anniversary year.
With aeroplanes, helicopters, rockets, satellites and hands-on activities, spend several hours with us and keep the whole family entertained.
Fly Through History
11.00am & 2.00pm, Thursday & Saturdays from 25 July - 31 August
Take off on a journey through Bristol's illustrious aerospace history. From the earliest pioneers of aviation, through two World Wars, the space race, and on to the iconic Concorde. Step aboard the supersonic jet and discover how Bristol changed the world.
Tours are available to book on arrival for £5pp + museum admission. Capacity is limited and places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
Daily Spotlight Talks
Don’t miss your chance to get up close to this world famous aircraft and discover more with special daily Spotlight Talks (excluding Thursday and Saturdays).
Story Time and Special Activities
Story time, 11.00am & 3.00pm every Tuesday from 30 July - 27 August
Join Aerospace Bristol every Tuesday for special story time sessions - free to join with a valid admission ticket. It's the perfect activity for visitors under 5 to enjoy this summer.
Activity sessions, 11am & 2pm every Wednesday from 31 July until 28 August
Get hands-on every Wednesday with fun and engaging make-and-take activities for budding pilots and engineers to enjoy:
Play and Build
Design the next supersonic aircraft using Engino
Make your own Concorde
Build your own model Concorde to take home and keep
Play and Programme
Learn to programme and help our Sphero robots find their way through the maze
Design your own Livery
If you could paint an aeroplane what design would your choose? Design your own special livery for Concorde
Sweetheart Memento Making*
Make your own badge or keyring to take home and keep (£1 Ticket)
Activity sessions have limited capacity so please ask at admissions for a token and arrive early to take part. Activity sessions are free to join (*except Sweetheart Memento Making which cost £1) along with a valid admission ticket.
The History of Ballooning
2.00pm - 3.00pm, 6 August
Enjoy a special talk from Don Cameron, founder of the world's largest hot air balloon manufacturer, Cameron Balloons. Discover how Cameron developed the first modern hot air balloon, embarked upon extraordinary balloon journeys, built the first balloon to fly non-stop around the world, and much more.
Tickets are only £5pp plus your standard museum entry ticket.
Let the kids run around whilst you relax with a coffee in the outdoor play and seating area. Brand new springers have been recently addded - perfect for the smaller visitors.
Aerospace Bristol bring Concorde exhibition to Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
8 - 11 August
The museum will be bringing a brand new exhibition of Concorde images and objects to this year's Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. The 2019 Fiesta is themed around ‘Bristol Icons’ and Aerospace Bristol has partnered with the Fiesta to celebrate Concorde50 - fifty years since Concorde’s maiden flight in 1969.
Entitled ‘Concorde: The World Shrinker’, the exhibition will explore the original aspirations for the world’s fastest passenger jet, the global routes it would hopefully fly and the idea of changing passenger travel forever. Objects on display will include a Concorde pilot’s uniform, a Concorde model, and an interactive exhibit showing Bristol icons racing across the Atlantic. The exhibition will also feature a series of fun, free five-minute Live Science Shows with Aerospace Bristol’s Learning Team, running across the four days.
And, as if that's not enough, Captain Tim Orchard, former Concorde pilot and balloonist, will be bringing his very special hopper balloon - made using Concorde seats! - to the Fiesta too.
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