The Museum at Kemble
Through its collection of artifacts, ranging from
aircraft, aero engines, missiles, spacecraft, and transport vehicles,
through to model aircraft, the museum allows visitors to appreciate
how the Bristol Aeroplane Company developed through pioneering
work in new designs, processes and products.
The time-line route around the edge shows how aeroplane
design and production changed, and includes a section on how World
War II affected life on the home front, then moves on to post-war
aircraft including Concorde and helicopters, and past the Cold
War weapons and nuclear armaments, to space exploration and satellites.
Large models of Airbus passenger aircraft brings us up to the
present day. The central areas have collections of aero engines
and wind-tunnel development models, together with a horse-drawn
tram under restoration, a Bristol double-decker bus and a 1920s
Bristol Lorry representing the part played in road vehicle manufacture.
School and Youth Group Visits
We welcome pre-arranged visits from all ages of
children, up to a group size of about 30, and find that a visit
of around 2 hours is sufficient, which can include a short practical
session on rockets, weather permitting. For smaller numbers we
can include some practical work in our Activity Zone. For large
numbers we can provide activity packs for use in school or youth
There are MP3 audio-guides available if required,
and quiz sheets at a number of levels.
Please print off and complete the
school/youth group booking form, and return it by email or post.
Contact details are at the bottom of the page.
Resources for Schools
We have a range of loan resources for schools,
including support materials for studying World War II, large Airbus
models, activity packs for Science and Technology, MP3 recorders
for living history projects, and some other items.
If a talk and/or activity session at school would
be of interest, we have a number of aviation-related talks and
design/technology activities which we can offer.
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Other Aviation Resources
Further resources on aviation matters, meteorology,
navigation, pilot scholarships and building and flying light aircraft
is available on the LAA Youth & Education Support site at
To find out about youngsters building real light
aircraft in school go to Build-a-Plane
The Education Officer is Dave Hall.
Mobile: 07890-652911 email email@example.com
The Aero Museum at Kemble is 01285-771204 (message
facility outside normal opening times).