Visitors to Brunel’s ss Great Britain will arrive at the stunning new visitor centre, before stepping back in time to experience the hustle and bustle of a ship preparing to embark on a two-month voyage to Australia, with model animals in pens and crates, and passengers’ luggage.
Sea Hear – December 6
Join professional storyteller Sarah Mooney for adventures of the high seas. Stories are tailored especially for pre-school children aged 3 to 4 year olds, but younger siblings (and older during school holidays) are welcome too. The sessions take place at 11am on the first Tuesday of each month. Under 5′s are free, event included in admission and tickets give free return visits for a year.
Victorian Christmas storytelling – December 10 & 11
Enter a magical Victorian Christmas with traditional tales from professional storyteller Sarah Mooney
Mr Brunel visits – December 10 & 11
Meet Britain’s greatest engineer, in festive mood, plus readings from ‘A Christmas Carol’
SPECIAL DINING EVENTS
Christmas lunch – December 15 & 16
Enjoy a three-course Christmas lunch in the First-Class Dining Saloon, plus opportunity to explore Brunel’s ss Great Britain. (£34) Pre-book on 0117 926 0680
‘The Incredible Journey’, exhibition – Until December 31.
Turn back the clocks and listen to the memories of those who rescued the ship from the Falkland Islands and witnessed her return, and view the stunning new animated film.
Food glorious food
Trails for children (under 8′s, and 8 to 12 years)
NEW Steamship galley
Explore the ship’s Victorian kitchen and meet the residents
Discover the National Brunel Archive. Check website for opening times and events
*Photograph by Paul Blakemore