Aerospace industry highlighted in Thornbury museum exhibition

March 28 2017

AN exhibition running in Thornbury is giving a taster for the opening of the new Aerospace Bristol museum this summer.

AN exhibition running in Thornbury is giving a taster for the opening of the new Aerospace Bristol museum this summer.

The museum at Filton will tell the story of the area’s world class aerospace industry, with Concorde 216 as its centrepiece.

The supersonic aircraft was designed, built and tested in Bristol, with Concorde 216 the last of the fleet to be built and the last to fly.

Thornbury’s exhibition is in the town’s own museum in Chapel Street and features artefacts, pictures and documents about the aerospace industry in Filton, which dates back to 1910 and developed over the years to include the design of aircraft engines, satellites and guided weapons.

Some of the material on show comes from the museum’s own collection, with other items loaned by local residents and organisations.

Visitors can also put on a pair of headphones and listen to the voices of people who worked at what used to be the Bristol Aeroplane Company (BAC).

The exhibition runs until Saturday, April 22, with the museum open between 1pm and 4pm from Tuesdays to Fridays and from 10am-4pm on Saturdays.