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'Last Concorde' moved to Bristol Aerospace Museum hangar

Concorde 216
Image caption It will be the main attraction at Aerospace Bristol, a new industrial heritage museum which is due to open this summer

The last Concorde to take to the skies made its first journey in more than ten years - when it was towed into a new hangar.

Concorde 216 has been parked on a runway in Filton, Bristol, since its farewell flight over the city in 2003.

A small crowd gathered to watch the jet make its latest journey - although the sound barrier remained unbroken during its 800m (2,642ft) trip.

It took about 20 minutes to complete the move to its new home.

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The Concorde is to be the centrepiece of the Bristol Aerospace Centre, due to open this summer.

The £16m museum - built around a listed WW1 hangar - will also document the city's central role in the development of the modern aviation industry.

Image caption It was towed early on Tuesday by a "tug" across the disused airfield
Image caption The spectacle attracted a small crowd of onlookers
Image caption It took about 20 minutes to complete the 800m (2,642ft) trip to its new home
Image caption Concorde's new home - to the left of the image - will open later in the year

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