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Arts Award Explore

A group looking at items in the Brunel Institute

The arts are everywhere at Brunel’s ss Great Britain!

Brunel’s ss Great Britain can help you achieve your Arts Award Explore through your local Arts Award Centre.

Part A – inspire

There’s plenty to inspire you at Brunel’s ss Great Britain.

o    Schools can take part in arts activities by doing interactive workshops, tours and trails.

o    Families can take part in craft workshops, storytelling sessions and special events! These happen regularly throughout the year and in the school holidays. Find out more HERE.

Part B – explore the work of artists & organisations

At Brunel’s ss Great Britain, you can:

o   Find out about the creative people who created the ship and the amazing collections looked after in the Brunel Institute and on display in the Dockyard Museum.

o   Find out more about original artefacts and their makers, and have your questions answered by experts at Archive in Five.

Before or after your visit, you can:

o   Learn about Brunel the artist and designer behind the ss Great Britain.

o   Find out about the creative people who created the ss Great Britain Trust’s amazing collections.

Did you know that Brunel’s ss Great Britain is an arts organisation?

Find out more about what we do by visiting Brunel’s ss Great Britain. There are lots of talks, performances, storytelling sessions and special events that happen regularly throughout the year. Find out more HERE.

Visit the Brunel Institute to find out more from experts about the arts-related work that we do, our inspiring collections and how we look after them. You can:

  • Come to a free Archive in Five session, get up close and personal with the collections and meet experts.
  • Come to a free Conservation in Action session and discover the secrets of how we care for precious collections.
  • Explore the Brunel Institute with one of our friendly volunteers. Ask the Visitor Centre for a free tour when the Brunel Institute is open or book ahead.

Part C – create an art work

Come and create something at Brunel’s ss Great Britain. You can come to a family craft workshop, a performance, a storytelling session or a special event – there’s plenty happening regularly throughout the year.  Find out more HERE.

Part D – present your exploration

Why not present your work to us? #artsaward 

You can share pictures, your thoughts or a link to your log…