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  • ss Great Britain returns in 1970

    No place like home...

    The 19 July marks two very special anniversaries in the history of Brunel’s ss Great Britain. One date separated by 127...
  • Ladies Boudoir

    The Ladies' Boudoir

    If the walls could talk the Ladies’ Boudoir would be the place to catch up on 18th century gossip. The Ladies’ Boudoir...
  • ss Great Britain crew

    A sailor's life for you?

    Our dedicated team of volunteers have been revealing the varying living conditions of those who worked and lived on the...
  • Pissoir in the dockyard

    Whistling in the Victorian pissoir

      Eavesdrop on dockworkers whistling and muttering as they ‘spend a penny’ in this lively addition to the Great Western...
  • Dry dock under the glass sea

    Beetle-mania

    It’s that time of year again – the beetles are back! Every spring the Dry Dock receives a visit from some unwanted...