|Filton Airfield, Bristol|
|Guided Tours Only|
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Opened in August 2004, Concorde at Filton was a purpose-built display area for the last Concorde ever to fly, at the home of its birth. Visitors could inspect the aircraft close-up and get inside the aircraft to see the cockpit and the famous ‘Mach 2’ sign. The display area featured a visitors centre with gift shop and display boards portraying the history of Concorde, and a raised path which allows photographers an uninterrupted view of the aircraft.
As Concorde at Filton was located in the middle of an active aircraft factory, visitors were only allowed in via an official coach tour. The coach collected visitors from a pick-up point outside the factory and after a tour of the airfield and factory proceded to the Concorde area. Visits inside the aircraft were accompanied by a volunteer tour guide, and as only six people are allowed on board at any one time, this gave the tour a personal feel. The total tour time was approximately one and a half hours.
Funds raised from admission fees went towards the construction of a permanent Bristol aviation heritage museum near Cribbs Causeway.
From the M4, take Junction 19 for the M32 and at Junction 1 take the A4178 to Filton. From the M5, leave at Junction 16, follow the A38 south to Bristol and turn right into Southmead Road. Concorde at Filton is located inside the Airbus factory in Filton. As the factory is a secure site, visitors must park off-site at either the BAWA Centre car park (weekdays) – third right off Southmead Road – or the Main Reception car park for Airbus (weekends) – first right off Southmead Road on Golf Course Lane.
This attracted closed permanently in October 2010.
Toilets, Parking, Souvenir shop, Access for the disabled.
|Tail fin (photo, Paul Orrells)||Engines & landing gear (photo, Paul Orrells)|
|Curved wing leading edge (photo, Paul Orrells)||Forward fuselage (photo, Paul Orrells)|
List of Aircraft Exhibits
|Displayed I.D.||Aircraft Type||Real Identity||Condition||Fate|
|G-BOAF||Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde 216||G-BOAF||Complete||Stored|
Concorde at Filton, PO Box 77, Bristol BS99 7AR. Concorde at Filton
|The nose section
(photo, Paul Orrells)
|Port side steps are to visit the interior
(photo, Paul Orrells)