Design & Make
Try a science experiment or find something to design and make with these downloadable resources.
Brunel & Shakespeare
Brunel was a big fan of Shakespeare. Create your own masterpiece like one of Brunel’s Shakespeare inspired paintings.
Create a Portrait
Sophia Hawes, Brunel’s sister, was a talented portrait painter. Why not try drawing your own portrait?
Create a Work of Art
Brunel drew this horse when he was only 6! Now it’s your turn to create a work of art.
Decorate a Shell
Engraved seashells were popular in Victorian times. What would you draw on a shell?
Design & Make A Bridge
Become an engineer like Brunel and design your own Bridge to cross the Avon Gorge.
Thousands of people visited the Great Exhibition in 1851. What would you put in a Great Exhibition for the 21st century?
Make A Paper Peepshow
Get creative and make your own pocket size world to peer into using this paper peepshow.
Make a Sextant
Make and use a sextant so you can find out your latitude, perfect for a starry night.
Make a paper sailing ship and see how quickly you can get it to sail along a table.
Trap A Rat
Rats were a huge problem on board the ship, can you help by designing a rat trap?
What’s for Dinner?
Use a menu from a Victorian voyage to plan a meal to eat onboard the SS Great Britain
Why does the SS Great Britain have holes in it?
Become a scientist and discover what happens to metal in water.