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Sounds of the 1800s!

Sounds of the 1800s

Daily

Included in the price of admission

Enjoy our new Victorian sound-scape and allow us to transport you back almost 160 years as the First Class Dining Saloon comes to life.


The Victorian Dining experience will be vividly recreated for you to wander around and discover what life would have been like aboard Brunel’s ss Great Britain travelling across the high seas.

You can meander through the stages of dinner starting with guests sitting down to eat, through to tables waiting to be cleared and guests partaking in a spot of gambling, which was generally forbidden.

The clinking of cutlery and fine china mingles with the hum of voices as you walk through the Saloon eavesdropping on conversations from another era. 

Set in 1853, all the scenes are inspired by true stories taken from passengers’ accounts, and show how First Class passengers used the saloon for dining and entertainment. It also highlights the role of the stewards, who worked hard to satisfy passengers’ every whim.