Last Concorde on show at new Bristol museum

Aerospace Bristol, the new home of the last Concorde ever to fly, has opened at Filton Airfield, north of Bristol.

The family attraction explores more than a century of aviation history including Bristol’s rich aerospace heritage.

The star attraction is Concorde Alpha Foxtrot, the last Concorde to be built and the last to fly.

Visitors can explore the history of Concorde, step aboard the aircraft, and watch an audio-visual show projected on to the supersonic jet.

Lloyd Burnell, executive director of Aerospace Bristol, said: “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.”

Aerospace Bristol is working with industry partners, and has developed a learning programme for school groups.

Other exhibits include aeroplanes, helicopters, missiles and satellites.

There are several hands-on activities, such as a real Airbus A319 wing, offering visitors the chance to move flaps and slats to explore the physics and engineering of flight.

Picture credit: Aerospace Bristol.

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