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12 Dec 2017
Image caption: Sir Marc Brunel with his wife Lady Sophia Kingdom
On 12 December 1849 French-born engineer, Sir Marc...
28 Feb 2017
Our Curatorial team have chosen their favourite books from our Collection. Here we showcase our oldest, newest,...
8 Feb 2017
Biscuits are a long-established store cupboard staple in the UK. The Victorian steerage passengers of the SS Great...
15 Dec 2016
Illustration from Characters Suitable for Fancy Dress Costume Balls, 1881.
The on-trend Christmas party goer in 2016...
14 Dec 2016
Brunel’s ss Great Britain has enjoyed over 170 years of adventure, travelled a million miles at sea and has been...
12 Dec 2016
According to Mrs Beeton, ‘In December, the principal household duty lies in preparing for the creature comforts of...