BRISTOL BRANCH

The Bristol branch focuses on the history of the aircraft industry in Bristol. From the ancestor firms of British and Colonial Aeroplane Company to Bristol Siddeley and the merger with Rolls-Royce.

The Sir Roy Fedden Heritage Centre houses the Bristol branch collection.

An unrivalled collection of Bristol-built engines ranging from the Jupiter – the most successful aero engine of the 1920s, through to the wartime Bristol Hercules and Centaurus sleeve-valve radials, to famous gas turbines such as the Harrier’s Pegasus and Concorde’s mighty Olympus. The display includes engines from de Havilland and Blackburn, firms that merged with Bristol Siddeley before the final consolidation with Rolls-Royce in 1966.

The branch works closely with local community and heritage groups, loaning out exhibits and participating in model engineering shows and local festivals, for example.

The Bristol branch has a Workshop Team, which works on restoration tasks and recent projects include the Bristol Mercury engines for the Bristol Aero Collection’s Bolingbroke (Blenheim Mk IV), Gem helicopter engines, a de Havilland Ghost and motorising an EJ 200. Currently the team are working on a Bristol Centaurus sectioned show engine, which has been stripped to component parts, cleaned and repainted or refinished as necessary, and is now beginning the lengthy process of returning it to its former glory.

BRISTOL BRANCH

The Bristol branch focuses on the history of the aircraft industry in Bristol. From the ancestor firms of British and Colonial Aeroplane Company to Bristol Siddeley and the merger with Rolls-Royce.

The Sir Roy Fedden Heritage Centre houses the Bristol branch collection.

An unrivalled collection of Bristol-built engines ranging from the Jupiter – the most successful aero engine of the 1920s, through to the wartime Bristol Hercules and Centaurus sleeve-valve radials, to famous gas turbines such as the Harrier’s Pegasus and Concorde’s mighty Olympus. The display includes engines from de Havilland and Blackburn, firms that merged with Bristol Siddeley before the final consolidation with Rolls-Royce in 1966.

The branch works closely with local community and heritage groups, loaning out exhibits and participating in model engineering shows and local festivals, for example.

The Bristol branch has a Workshop Team, which works on restoration tasks and recent projects include the Bristol Mercury engines for the Bristol Aero Collection’s Bolingbroke (Blenheim Mk IV), Gem helicopter engines, a de Havilland Ghost and motorising an EJ 200. Currently the team are working on a Bristol Centaurus sectioned show engine, which has been stripped to component parts, cleaned and repainted or refinished as necessary, and is now beginning the lengthy process of returning it to its former glory.

BRISTOL BRANCH

The Bristol branch focuses on the history of the aircraft industry in Bristol. From the ancestor firms of British and Colonial Aeroplane Company to Bristol Siddeley and the merger with Rolls-Royce.

The Sir Roy Fedden Heritage Centre houses the Bristol branch collection.

An unrivalled collection of Bristol-built engines ranging from the Jupiter – the most successful aero engine of the 1920s, through to the wartime Bristol Hercules and Centaurus sleeve-valve radials, to famous gas turbines such as the Harrier’s Pegasus and Concorde’s mighty Olympus. The display includes engines from de Havilland and Blackburn, firms that merged with Bristol Siddeley before the final consolidation with Rolls-Royce in 1966.

The branch works closely with local community and heritage groups, loaning out exhibits and participating in model engineering shows and local festivals, for example.

The Bristol branch has a Workshop Team, which works on restoration tasks and recent projects include the Bristol Mercury engines for the Bristol Aero Collection’s Bolingbroke (Blenheim Mk IV), Gem helicopter engines, a de Havilland Ghost and motorising an EJ 200. Currently the team are working on a Bristol Centaurus sectioned show engine, which has been stripped to component parts, cleaned and repainted or refinished as necessary, and is now beginning the lengthy process of returning it to its former glory.

Rolls Royce EJ 200Jet Hanging in Hangar BWRolls Royce EJ 200Jet Hanging in Hangar

A large archive collection of books, brochures, manuals and other material relating to Bristol and de Havilland engines from 1915 onwards is maintained at the branch by dedicated volunteer archivists. This can be viewed by prior appointment.

Rolls Royce EJ 200 Jet Engine OVERLAYRolls Royce EJ 200 Jet Engine

A large archive collection of books, brochures, manuals and other material relating to Bristol and de Havilland engines from 1915 onwards is maintained at the branch by dedicated volunteer archivists. This can be viewed by prior appointment.

A large archive collection of books, brochures, manuals and other material relating to Bristol and de Havilland engines from 1915 onwards is maintained at the branch by dedicated volunteer archivists. This can be viewed by prior appointment.

Rolls Royce EJ 200 Jet Engine OVERLAYRolls Royce EJ 200 Jet Engine
Lockheed Martin F35 OVERLAYLockheed Martin F35
RB199 Jet Engine being restored by 2 engineers OVERLAYRB199 Jet Engine being restored by 2 engineers at the Rolls Royce Heritage centre in Bristol
EJ200 Jet Engine for Bloodhound SSC OVERLAYEJ200 Jet Engine for Bloodhound SSC

CONTACTS

President
Paul Craig

Vice President
Jock Heron

Chairman
Dave Gordon

Secretary
Pete Pavey

Treasurer
Ray Hart

Contact:
Tuesday and Thursdays
Telephone: +44 (0) 117 97 96546
E-mail: heritage.trust@Rolls-Royce.com Attention: Bristol Branch

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Derby Centre - Arial View of Derby City - Bridge and Cathedral
Bristol Centre - Arial View of Bristol River and Bridge
Coventry Centre - Arial View of Coventry City - Cityscape
Indianapolis Centre - View of City - Cityscape
East Kirkbride Centre - Bridge and Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

CONTACTS

President
Paul Craig

Vice President
Jock Heron

Chairman
Dave Gordon

Secretary
Pete Pavey

Treasurer
Ray Hart

Contact:
Tuesday and Thursdays
Telephone: +44 (0) 117 97 96546
E-mail: heritage.trust@Rolls-Royce.com Attention: Bristol Branch

Join Now
Volunteer
Derby Centre - Arial View of Derby City - Bridge and Cathedral
Bristol Centre - Arial View of Bristol River and Bridge
Coventry Centre - Arial View of Coventry City - Cityscape
Indianapolis Centre - View of City - Cityscape
East Kirkbride Centre - Bridge and Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

CONTACTS

President
Paul Craig

Vice President
Jock Heron

Chairman
Dave Gordon

Secretary
Pete Pavey

Treasurer
Ray Hart

Derby Centre - Arial View of Derby City - Bridge and Cathedral
Bristol Centre - Arial View of Bristol River and Bridge
Coventry Centre - Arial View of Coventry City - Cityscape
Indianapolis Centre - View of City - Cityscape
East Kirkbride Centre - Bridge and Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
Join Now
Volunteer