Aerospace Bristol has been awarded over £8,500 from the UK Space Agency, enabling the museum to expand and improve upon its highly-popular Mission to Mars workshops.

The workshops see pupils take on the role of space explorers, building and coding robots to navigate a representation of the Martian surface. Along the way, pupils of all ages have the chance to discover the important role engineers and designers play in exploring other planets.

Amy Seadon, Learning & Community Engagement Manager at Aerospace Bristol, said, “We’re really excited that Aerospace Bristol’s Mission to Mars workshops are being supported by the UK Space Agency. Together we will encourage more young people to engage with space exploration through fun, hands-on activities. The funding will also support the development and delivery of new activities, where museum visitors of all ages will be able to take on their own mini mission to Mars.“

Mission to Mars workshops are available for Key Stages 1 to 5 and more information can be found at

Aerospace Bristol offers an inspiring and practical learning programme, developed in partnership with industry and delivered in fully-equipped learning spaces. A range of workshops are offered for all Key Stages, allowing school visitors to explore Bristol’s amazing local history, develop STEM skills and discover the possibilities of a career in engineering.