Returning to flight: Aerospace Bristol to reopen

Returning to flight: Aerospace Bristol to reopen

Posted on: 21 Jul 2020

Concorde will be open, but visitors will have to follow a few additional safety measures.


One of Bristol’s top family attractions is ready to welcome back visitors: Aerospace Bristol is reopening on Saturday 1 August.


The aerospace museum in Filton is home to Concorde Alpha Foxtrot: the last of the iconic supersonic passenger jets to be built - and the last to fly.


Like other top attractions, visits must be booked in advance, and the venue will operate with limited capacity due to COVID-19.


Here’s what you need to know.



Aerospace Bristol will reopen from 10:00 on Saturday 1 August. For now, the museum will be open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 16:00.


All visitors must book in advance, and booking is open now via the website. Upon booking, visitors will be asked to select an arrival time slot.


Ahead of 1 August, Aerospace Bristol has released information about the guidelines it will implement to keep staff and visitors safe.


Measure include hand sanitizing stations throughout the museum, a one-way system (follow the flight path!), and extra cleaning.

Inside Aerospace Bristol

Excitingly, Concorde will be open for visitors to go onboard when the muesum reopens. 


But visitors who wish to go onboard will have to follow a few additional measures, due to the confined nature of the aircraft.


Visitors on board Concorde will be asked to bring and wear a suitable face covering, to sanitize their hands upon entry and exit of the aircraft, and to avoid touching surfaces.


Aerospace Bristol is a fun day out for all the family: inside, delve into the incredible story of Bristol’s aviation achievements, and learn about the history of powered flight.


Packed with interactive exhibitions, visitors get to see helicopters, missiles, satellites, engines and more.


The museum, which is located off the M5 near Cribbs Causeway, also has a large outdoor play area for kids, a gift shop and cafe. 


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