Bristol Aero Collection Trust

Bristol Aero Collection Trust
BS34 7QH




0117 9365350

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The Bristol Aerospace Centre is a new heritage museum and learning centre being planned for Filton, to the north of Bristol. It will tell the story of the region's world-class aerospace industry - past, present and future.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site, Heritage site, Industrial heritage site, Archive

Opening hours

Currently closed to the public until the new Aerospace centre in Filton opens.

Admission charges

Currently closed

Aircraft, guided missiles, spacecraft and aero engines produced by the Bristol Aeroplane Company and its successors centred on the Filton works north of Bristol. Also some products of the related Bristol Tram and Carriage Co. Drawings, archives and artefacts illustrating the background of industrial techniques.

Collection details

Weapons and War, Land Transport, Aviation

Key artists and exhibits

  • Bristol Babe biplane (1919, replica)
  • Bristol Bolingbroke WW2 bomber (1941)
  • Bristol Sycamore helicopter (1947)
  • Bristol 173 twin-rotor helicopter (1952)
  • Bristol Britannia airliner (1952, nose section of prototype)
  • Hawker Harrier PCB ground test rig
  • Beagle 206 (1961, nose section)
  • Concorde cabin mock-up
  • Jindivik pilotless drone
  • Bristol Pegasus radial piston engine
  • Bristol Hercules radial piston engine
  • Bristol Centaurus radial piston engine
  • Bristol Proteus turboprop engine
  • Bristol Olympus 104 turbojet engine
  • Bristol Olympus 593B turbojet engine
  • Rolls Royce Avon turbojet engine
  • Armstrong Siddeley Viper turbojet engine
  • Bristol Bloodhound missile
  • WE177 free-fall nuclear weapon
  • Tracked Rapier mobile air defence system
  • Sea Dart missile
  • Polaris missile
  • Sea Eagle missile
  • Ikara Anti-Submarine missile
  • Giotto space vehicle mock-up
  • Skylark sounding rocket
  • Horse drawn tram
  • Bristol 4-ton lorry
  • Bristol double-decker bus
  • Thornycroft Airfield Crash tender