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Aerospace Bristol to ‘return to flight’ on 1st August

The family visitor attraction, which offers the chance to step aboard the last Concorde ever to fly, is certified as ‘Good to go’ by Visit Britain, with new Covid-19 safety measures in place

Aerospace Bristol has announced that it will reopen its doors to visitors from Saturday 1st August, with tickets available to book now at aerospacebristol.org.

The museum will open from 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday. Tickets must be booked in advance and numbers are strictly limited to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Rachel Chivers, Visitor Services Manager, said: “We can’t wait to welcome visitors back to Aerospace Bristol from the start of August. The museum is always so popular in the summer, with children enjoying our time-travel trail, the outdoor play area, the interactive exhibits and, of course, all the amazing aeroplanes, helicopters and space technology on display.”

Aerospace Bristol is set to open its doors having received ‘Good to go’ certification from Visit Britain. The ‘We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard and consumer mark confirms that the attraction adheres to Government and public health guidance.

New safety measures include a one-way route around the museum, with visitors encouraged to stick to the ‘flight path’ as they follow the story of Bristol’s aerospace achievements. The story begins with the formation of the Bristol Aeroplane Company and some of the earliest powered flights, before exploring Bristol’s contribution to two World Wars, the space race, the supersonic Concorde, and the cutting-edge technology of today’s aerospace industry.

“We’re fortunate that the museum is situated in large, spacious aircraft hangars”, Chivers adds. “There’s lots of space between the exhibits and an easy-to-follow one-way route, which will allow people to enjoy a family day out while maintaining safe social distancing. We also have a large outdoor space, where the kids can enjoy the Little Pilots play area, while the grown-ups grab a coffee and bite to eat from the cafe.”

The museum’s star attraction – the last Concorde ever to fly – will be open, with visitors able to step on-board the supersonic jet and glimpse into the cockpit.

Due to the confined nature of the aircraft, visitors will be asked to take extra precautions if they wish to go on board Concorde as part of their visit. These include wearing a face covering while on-board and using hand sanitiser both prior to boarding and upon exiting Concorde.

The museum exhibition includes a stunning show projected on to the side of Concorde, giving visitors the chance to learn all about a remarkable aircraft that cruised at 1,350mph – twice the speed of sound – and reached altitudes of 60,000 feet, where passengers could see the curvature of the Earth from their windows.

Tickets to Aerospace Bristol are available to book now at aerospacebristol.org. Discounted family tickets are available, as well as reduced price tickets for seniors and students. Aerospace Bristol tickets include free return visits for 12 months from the date they are first used.


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