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May Half-Term Activities

Brunel's SS Great Britain

coal shoveling challenger May half-term

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Saturday 27 May - Sunday 4 June 2017

Included in the price of admission


Head to Brunel’s SS Great Britain this May half-term and enjoy plenty of family-fun activities.

Become a ship's stoker (every day):

A good night’s sleep follows a day’s hard graft. Kids can dress up and take on the coal shovelling challenge on the dockside to see if they have what it takes to be a stoker on the SS Great Britain.

Explore the engine with Mr. Brunel (every day at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm):

Get fired up and explore the beating heart of Brunel’s iconic ship with fascinating new talks from the engineer himself. Discover how Brunel’s innovative engine powered the biggest and fastest ship of her day. 

Spot 'smoke' from the ship's funnel (every day): 

For the first time in 140 years, witness the spectacle of “smoke” billowing from the ship’s funnel. 

Special extended Archive in Five (Tuesday-Saturday, 11.30am-1.30pm)

Join curators and get up close to rare, engine-themed artefacts from the vault. 

More to see on the harbour:

From Saturday 27 - Monday 29 May, take a steam train ride on the Bristol Harbour Railway from MShed and arrive at Brunel’s SS Great Britain in style (£3 return per person).

From Tuesday 30 May - Friday 2 June, step aboard the world’s oldest steam tug, Mayflower, while she is moored beside Brunel Square. Meet MShed volunteers and see the steam engine in action between 11am and 3pm each day. 

 

All special events are in addition to exploring the ship, Dry Dock and Dockyard Museum, and are included in the usual admission price (unless otherwise stated).