Concorde Aero Collection


The History of Concorde Exhibition 2010


The World's Most Famous Passenger Aircraft

Held at Thornbury & District Museum

October to December 2010


This is the second exhibition and was held during the winter season, from 12th October to 23rd December 2010. It was held as an event during the BAC 100 year to celebrate 100 years of aircraft manufacture in the West of England.


Thornbury & District Heritage Trust kindly provided two rooms at the Thornbury & District Museum for the staging of this exhibition. During the staging of the exhibition the museum attracted approximately 1,300 visitors.


The exhibition describe the development, ups and downs, and success of Concorde through a unique collection of aircraft and engine components, documents and flown commemorative covers.

The exhibition once again included the last in-service passenger seat disply and many additional items including:-

> Production Upper Rudder Section (approximate size 2m x 1m) in early British Airways livery

> Instrument test sets used in support of Concorde G-BBDG 202 on development test flights to Singapore

> ‘Marilake’ Cabin Mach Speed Display Unit

> Rolls Royce Olympus 593 Engine Re-heat Fuel Control Unit

> Items of Royal Doulton china from all the four designs used by British Airways

> Special display of flown first flight covers to chart the history of aircraft G-BBDG 202 and G-BOAF 216

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Link to Exhibition 2010

Room 2

Room 2 2010

Link to Exhibition 2010

Room 1

Room 1 2010