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The Flight Deck

The Flight Deck tells the story of the technology giant Rolls-Royce, linking to incredible objects around the Museum of Making.
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The Flight Deck tells the story of the technology giant Rolls-Royce and their relationship with the city of Derby. Here you can explore key events across the company’s history, from the first flight across the Atlantic in 1919, powered by a Rolls-Royce Eagle aero engine to their continuing work as a pioneer of new technologies.

What can I see?

Take a close look at a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 aero engine, suspended in our Civic Hall.

What can I do?

Use the interactive panel to explore how a jet engine is made and find out about Rolls-Royce as a modern day company.

What can I learn?

Explore the history of Rolls-Royce, from the early days making ‘the best car in the world’ to the organisation today, providing propulsion and power around the world.