“Heathrow: The Journey”, a new free exhibition focusing on the history of the airport, has opened at the University of West London’s campus in St Mary’s Road, Ealing. It features a wealth of never-before-seen items from the airport’s archive.
“Artefacts dating back to the 1940s tell the story of Heathrow via an exciting mix of media including motion-detection audio, memorable photos of Beatlemania, Princess Diana and other famous passengers including movie star and glamour queen Sophia Loren. Enticing travel brochures from the golden age of air travel, a selection of airline pennants and postcards, historic images and videos of the first concorde, maps and technical drawings all feature.”
University of West London Vice Chancellor Professor Peter John said:
“People can discover and appreciate an extremely rich heritage at ‘Heathrow: The Journey’ and we are delighted to host this exhibition which charts its development into one of the world’s leading airports. Heathrow is located inside the University’s catchment area and we enjoy a close business partnership which delivers excellent opportunities for our students – the next generation of talent. Thanks to this relationship, many of our graduates go on to enjoy successful careers connected to Heathrow Airport and we look forward to this continuing long into the future.”
Housed at the university, the exhibition is open daily to the public and is free. It is at the ‘Heartspace’ in the University of West London, St Mary’s Road, London W5 5RF. The archive is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm.
You can find out more here on the University of West London website.