The Gift Shop at Brunel’s SS Great Britain is full of wonderful and unique gifts and is open up until 23 December. This festive season, our Front of House team have put together a selection of their favourite items to make sure you can check off everybody on your Christmas list; whether they’re a Sailor or a First Class Passenger, we have themed and thoughtful gifts for your whole crew. But first…
INTRODUCING: ISAMBEAR KINGDOM BRUNEL
Our most beloved of engineers, now cuddly and ready to be loved by Brunel fans of all ages!
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Inspirational ideas for the next generation of engineering greats!
Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers, £8.99
Embark on an adventure of engineering creativity with this activity book, which includes over 40 things to invent, draw and make.
Engineer’s Chocolate Toolkit, £6.99
Fix loose screws and sweet teeth with this luxury Belgian chocolate toolkit.
Engineers, hardback book, £19.99
Expand your mind with these amazing stories of engineering, from the Great Pyramid of Giza to spacecrafts of the future.
Matchbox Puzzles, £1.99
Test yourself with these pocket-sized teasers – ideal for Christmas stockings!
Box of Nails, £19.99
Take on the Box of Nails puzzle, a collection of twisted bolts and screws which are sure to bend your brain.
Festive treats for salty sea-dogs!
Travellers’ Chests & Trunks, starting from £2.99
Voyage into discovery with a handy chest at your side, ready to pack in all your Christmas goodies.
Brunel Rubber Duck, £4.99
Make bathtime fun with a Brunel duck, fun for adults and children alike!
Travel Journal, £10.99
Intrepid travellers will be able to document all of their voyages in this handy notebook.
Ship’s Cat, starting from £7.99, and Rat, £4.99
Play out scenes at sea with this cuddly pet and pest.
Alpha Bravo Charlie, £12.95
Learn about nautical codes and communication with this bold and beautifully-coloured book, designed for young seafarers.
Buccaneers Blackcurrant Rum Liqueur, £9.99
Ward off scurvy and welcome your guests with this warming liqueur, ideal for dinner parties or a night-time tipple.
FIRST CLASS PASSENGER
Grand gifts for the more discerning traveller.
6 O’clock Gin: Brunel Edition, £43
‘Exquisitely Engineered’, this special, limited edition brings you an even finer taste of Bramley & Gage’s 6 O’clock gin.
Selection of Bristol Blue Glass gifts, starting from £10.99
Handmade in Bristol, each piece of glass is beautiful and unique.
Box Steam Brewery Ales, £3.50/set of 3, £10.50
Treat yourself with these ‘beautifully engineered’ beers from Box Steam Brewery, based in Wiltshire – each beer’s name is inspired by Brunel’s Great Western Railway!
‘Deck Quoits’ Game, £8.99
Try your hand on deck or at home with this game of skill for players aged five and over.
Christmas Liqueur Trio, £35.00
French Brandy, London Dry Gin and Scottish Whisky – a tipple for everyone!
Taste bud ticklers for foodies
Traditional Mulled Wine Travel Sweets, £2.99
These antique-design tins (200g) contain mouth-watering mulled wine flavour glucose drops (no alcohol).
Mrs Beeton’s Guide to Bakery, £9.99
Bake like a real Victorian with these seasonal recipes from Isabella Beeton, dating all the way back to 1861.
Brunel’s SS Great Britain Biscuits, £4.99
Tastier than your average ship’s biscuit, enjoy a nibble with flavours including lemon, orange, fudge and toffee crisp.
SS Great Britain Tea Towel, £6.99
Keep your galley ship-shape with this tea towel, which depicts an original SS Great Britain poster from 1874, when the ship transported passengers from Liverpool to Melbourne.
Brunel Bone China Mug, £8.99
Enjoy your daily brew from this fine bone china mug, featuring the man himself.
CHRISTMAS CARDS OFFER – BUY ONE GET ONE FREE
Pack of 8 greetings cards featuring the following 4 designs:
* Byland Abbey: drawn by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1830 (age 24)
* Let it Snow: Brunel’s ss Great Britain
* Winter at the Great Western Dockyard
* Brunel’s ss Great Britain firing a salute on her maiden voyage, January 1845
£5.99 (PER PACK)
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Why not treat your loved ones to a gift membership? If you have a friend or family member who is interested in maritime heritage, engineering or the great city of Bristol, this is the perfect gift that lasts all year round.
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Brunel’s SS Great Britain gift shop
All gifts from our guide plus plenty more can be purchased from the Gift Shop, which is open 7 days a week, 10am to 4.30pm.