EVENTS

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2021 Inflation Day

COLLECTIONS

Envelopes, Baskets and Burners

In these pages, you can see a small selection of some of the items we have in store, including Envelopes, Baskets, Burners and Gondolas. Explore the Envelopes gallery, which has a detailed history of each item in the collection.

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Our photo collection

A selection of images from our extensive photographic collection. The Museum has an amazing collections of black and white photographs dating back to the 1800s and early 1900s.

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Books, magazines and memorabilia

A selection of the books and magazines contained in our collection. The BBM&L is pleased to accept donations of balloon literature of any kind.

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NEWS

This Day In History

1871 The 60th balloon to escape from the Siege of Paris. Balloon ‘Le Vaucanson'. Pilot Clariot and 2 passengers. Landed Armenthieres, flight 240kms in 7Hrs 15mins. It was still dark when they landed.
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