Visited again to show family the Concorde after being very impressed last year. This time it was a bit of a disappointment, we spent an hour in the concorde hall on Easter Monday but the audio visual graphics were not playing on to the side of the plane as before. We asked a couple of the 'Crew' but they were pretty useless and didn't seem to know what had happened. It was a real shame as this is what makes the concorde hanger so alive and interesting, having the visuals alive on the plane and does give a bit of the story. So after this we then went upstairs and queued for 35 minutes to walk through the concorde. Children in the queue were finding it quite hard and it would have been better to keep people moving quickly through the plane without a queue rather than letting everybody take as long as they want and letting a huge queue build up.
The one thing missing from this otherwise excellent museum is a good 30 minute film telling the whole concorde story. They have a wonderful purpose built theatre but it just plays a basic stop motion film with no relation to the concorde story. Come on guys - this is Concorde! It's an icon! Celebrate it with a passionate film that really gets you interested and enthused, some testimony from pilots, travellers, remind us all why it was so cool. A film like this on the hour every hour would massively improve the experience.
So go - it's a great museum, and if Aerospace Bristol read this review, please could you think about a decent film presentation of the Concorde story?
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