Concorde attraction boosts learning programme

Aerospace Bristol – home to Concorde G-BOAF – has marked its fifth birthday by launching an appeal to enhance its learning programme

Aerospace Bristol – which features Concorde G-BOAF among a wealth of other aviation exhibits – has marked its fifth birthday by launching Engineering Futures. The £500,000 fundraising appeal will support the charity’s award-winning learning programme, which has reached over 50,000 school children and young people in the local community since Aerospace Bristol opened in October 2017.

Sally Cordwell, the museum’s CEO, said: “As we celebrate Aerospace Bristol’s fifth birthday and look back upon the achievements of the last five years, it’s crucial that we also look ahead and raise the vital funds needed to sustain and grow the Aerospace Bristol learning programme, which benefits so many young people across the region.

Concorde G-BOAF at Aerospace Bristol was an impressive backdrop for an episode of 'Antiques Roadshow'
Concorde G-BOAF at Aerospace Bristol was an impressive backdrop for an episode of 'Antiques Roadshow' AEROSPACE BRISTOL

“We’re therefore calling on corporate supporters and individuals who care about our engineering industry to support the Engineering Futures appeal and play a part in nurturing the next generation of engineering talent.”

Amy Seadon, Learning & Community Engagement Manager, added: “Through the Engineering Futures appeal, we hope to build upon our existing work and enable even more young people to get to grips with science and engineering while discovering amazing aircraft and the people who built them.”

Children visiting Concorde G-BOAF at Aerospace Bristol
Children visiting Concorde G-BOAF at Aerospace Bristol AEROSPACE BRISTOL

Aerospace Bristol is home to the last Concorde ever to fly, with visitors able to step on board Concorde, explore the passenger cabin, glimpse into the cockpit, and learn about the supersonic passenger jet through a show projected on to the fuselage of the iconic aircraft. As part of the attraction’s fifth birthday celebrations, visitors will be able to enjoy a range of events and activities over the upcoming October half-term, including a demonstration of Concorde’s droop nose on Monday October 24. The museum will also be unveiling a new Bristol Fighter display, with the wooden frame of a genuine Great War machine suspended above the museum’s existing replica.

A-level students visiting Aerospace Bristol
A-level students visiting Aerospace Bristol AEROSPACE BRISTOL