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  • Pancakes, the Victorian way

      "Pancakes are never good unless eaten almost immediately" We have decided to delve into the library and find out how...
    Mr. Brunel flipping pancakes in the Dockyard Cafe Bar
  • Biscuit held at the ss Great Britain Trust

    A biscuit that would break your teeth

      Biscuits are a long-established store cupboard staple in the UK. The Victorian steerage passengers of the SS Great...
  • Illustration from Characters Suitable for Fancy Dress Costume Balls, 1881.

    Victorian Fancy Dress

      Illustration from Characters Suitable for Fancy Dress Costume Balls, 1881. The on-trend Christmas party goer in 2016...
  • Brunel's ss Great Britain

    Reasons to visit in 2017

      Brunel’s ss Great Britain has enjoyed over 170 years of adventure, travelled a million miles at sea and has been...
  • Pencil drawing of an Egyptian Temple by I.K.Brunel,1858

    Brunel’s Last Year

      Image: Pencil drawing of an Egyptian Temple by I. K. Brunel, 1858. Clive Richards Brunel Collection – By Courtesy of...
  • Robert Stephenson

    Victorian Séances

      Image: Robert Stephenson by Maull & Polybank, 1856 The 19th century is often regarded as a time of secularisation...