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Being Brunel: Bristol’s new museum

Being Brunel, an exciting new museum at Brunel’s ss Great Britain, will be a major addition to Bristol’s top-rated visitor attraction, located prominently on the harbourside next to the ship itself.

With £4.78m awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the project is now 90% funded.

The attraction will feature galleries and interactive experiences set in reconstructed buildings that reflect the original Victorian waterfront panorama. Brunel’s Drawing Office, a Grade II listed building, will be restored to become part of the new museum.

It will celebrate and explore Brunel, one of the world’s greatest engineers and designers. With the addition of the new museum, many of Brunel’s personal possessions and documents will be on display for the first time with even greater visitor experiences, and inspiring future generations of engineers and inventors.