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  • 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...