Bristol Aero Collection Trust

Bristol BS34 7QH

The Bristol Aerospace Centre is a new heritage museum and learning centre being planned for Filton, to the north of Bristol. It tells the story of the region's world-class aerospace industry - past, present and future. Collections: Aircraft, guided missiles, spacecraft and aero engines produced by the Bristol Aeroplane Company and its successors centred on the Filton works north of Bristol. Also some products of the related Bristol Tram and Carriage Co.

Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queen's Road
Bristol BS8 1RL

Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives is the main museum and archives service for the city. It comprises several sites including Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, M Shed, Blaise Castle House Museum, The Red Lodge Museum, The Georgian House Museum, Bristol Records Office and Archives.

Bristol Record Office

'B' Bond Warehouse, Smeaton Road
Bristol BS1 6XN

Our goal is to preserve and make available for research records and photographs relating to the history of Bristol. This Record Office has Designated Collections of national importance.

Brunel's ss Great Britain

Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road
Bristol BS1 6TY

The brainchild of our most famous Bristolian, Isambard Kingdom Brunel; this iconic steam ship is the heart of a multi-award winning visitor attraction. Rescued from rust and wreckage in 1970, and since lovingly restored to her Victorian hey-day, a visit to the ss Great Britain allows you to step back in time and explore true stories from the opulent First-Class to the cramped and quarrelsome Steerage.

Penguin Archive

Special Collections, Arts and Social Sciences Library, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue
Bristol BS8 1TJ

The Penguin Archive contains the archives of Penguin Books Ltd. from its foundation in 1935 to the 1980s.

Recording the Crafts

NEVAC, University of the West of England, Bower Ashton Campus, Kennel Lodge Road, Off Clanage Road
Bristol BS3 2JT

The National Electronic and Video Archive of the Crafts - NEVAC - gathers materials which will act as a resource for those researching the nature of the Crafts. These materials are characteristically in the form of digital video and sound recordings of people who have been intimately associated with the development of the Crafts in Britain. Collections: There are currently 261 hours of interviews with 118 people, (including ceramists, textile artists, wood-workers, print-makers, enamel artists and curators).

Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust

c/o Brian Whatley, Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust (Bristol Branch), EW6-18, PO Box 3, Filton
Bristol BS34 7QE

The Bristol branch owns the heritage of the Bristol Engine Company, its predecessors Brazil Straker and Cosmos Engineering, later the Bristol Siddeley company and, ultimately, the heritage of the site during the Rolls-Royce era. Its display reflects the leadership given to the development of the air-cooled radial piston engine by Sir Roy Fedden, to the development of the gas turbine engine for V/STOL and supersonic flight.

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

University of Bristol Theatre Collection, Department of Drama, Cantocks Close
Bristol BS8 1UP

The Theatre Collection is an accredited museum and one of the world's largest archives of British theatre and Live Art. Founded in 1951 to serve the newly formed Drama Department (the first in any UK university), we are now an internationally renowned research facility open to all. Our collections cover all aspects of theatre history to the present day and our visitors include everyone from international scholars to family historians. Collections: The Theatre Collection covers the period 1572 to the 21st century. The collections encompassa wide range of formats including documents, photographs, artwork, artefacts, costumes, audio-visual and digital media.

University of Bristol, Special Collections

Arts and Social Sciences Library, Tyndall Avenue, University of Bristol
Bristol BS8 1TH

The Special Collections of the University Library comprise a rich and diverse range of printed books and journals, archival resources and artefacts in support of the academic work of the University and the wider scholarly community.