Visiting Southern Barbados, guests can explore the parish of Christ Church where the famous Grantley Adams International Airport is located. Within the confines of this airport is the Concorde Visitor Centre in Filton – Barbados.
The Concorde Visitor Centre in Filton – Barbados is located in the parish of Christ Church, south of Barbados. It is approximately thirteen kilometers off the eastern section of Bridgetown, the capital city of Barbados.
You can fly in directly to the Grantley Adams International Airport which caters to foreign travelers coming in from different parts of the globe. Before you leave the airport to get to your hotel, you can check out the Concorde Visitor Centre in Filton – Barbados.
On the other hand, you can also reach the museum by bus or taxi coming from different cities in Barbados.
The most convenient way however, to reach the Grantley Adams International Airport and see the museum is via a taxi. Barbados has an excellent taxi system so you can easily take one to reach your destination.
What to See
Visiting the Concorde Visitor Centre in Filton – Barbados, you will get a first-hand feel of what is commonly known as the “Concorde Experience.”
This airport has on exhibit a Concorde G-BOAE from the British Airways. You can “fly” the aircraft via simulation. Although only a simulation of an actual flight, you will get the feel of how it is to fly this baby; from guiding it through the runway to pulling the throttle to allow the aircraft to take off.
You will “fly” the aircraft up in the skies, traveling throughout the country and then fly it back down to the runway again.
This is an experience not to be missed especially by those who have taken a fancy to aircrafts and aviation.
The Concorde Visitor Centre in Filton – Barbados was established to provide both locals and tourists a first-hand experience and information about the famed Concorde aircraft whose initial supersonic commercial plane took off in the year 1976.
It was completed through the support of the Barbados Hotel Association, the Barbados Museum as well as Goddards Shipping and Tours.
Owing to the fact that the country was among the first flight destinations of the famous Concorde, British Airways lent the aircraft to Barbados after it officially retired from the skies in the year 2003.
The museum was officially opened four years later, in the year 2007.
The cost to visit the Concorde Visitor Centre in Filton – Barbados is $40 per person.
Once you enter the premises of the museum, there is no time limit to your visit so you can take as much time as you want learning more about the country’s aviation history and lounging in the VIP lounge designed after the one in London’s Heathrow Airport.