Site visit to British Airways Heritage Museum

12 January 2017

British Airways Heritage Museum


The Royal Aeronautical Society Heathrow Branch has organsied a site visit to the British Airways Heritage Museum on the 12 January 2017 16.30 - 18.00.

Attendees to the January lecture of the RAeS Heathrow Branch later that evening are encourage to come and enjoy exclusive access to the British Airways Heritage Collection.

The lecture that evening has a theme aimed at inspiring the younger generations and is entitled RAeS Schools Build a Plane Project.


16:30-18:00 | Registration & BA Heritage Museum Visit
17:15-18:00 | Sponsored Networking Reception
18:15-19:30 | Lecture "RAeS School Build-A-Plane Project"
19:30-20:00 | Q&A Section

British Airways Heritage Collection

Currently located at the heart of British Airways Waterside HQ, the British Airways Heritage Collection has existed since the formation of British Airways. It was formed to preserve the records and artefacts of British Airways predecessor companies BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation), BEA (British European Airways), BSAA (British South American Airways) and the pre-war Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd. The collection comprises an extensive document archive recording the formation, development and operations of British Airways and its predecessor companies as well as memorabilia and artefacts.

In the BA Heritage Museum, over 400 uniforms from the 1930s to the present day are preserved, as well as a large collection of aircraft models. A historically important library of thousands of photographs is also available as well as probably the most complete set of aviation posters in the UK. More impressively, the Museum hosts complete sets of current British Airways on-board seating products - First (flagship first class product), Club World (the world's first flatbed business class seat), World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy Class) and World Traveller (Economy Class) seats.

The Heritage Museum will be opened for visitors before the lecture and the Branch look forward to welcoming you to see this spectacular collection.

We welcome both members and non-members but for security reason, registration of attendance is required for all RAeS Heathrow Branch events.


British Airways Heritage Museum

British Airways Waterside HQ
Speedbird Way
Harmondsworth UB7 0GA