Key Stage 3, 4, & 5

Take part in an interactive school workshop, guided tour or use our self-guided resources as you and your pupils explore the SS Great Britain and discover more about Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

To book your school visit please complete the enquiry form at the bottom of this page.

“Brilliant sessions – staff were informative and engaging.” – KS3 class teacher

School Workshops and Tours

Our interactive school workshops are led by a member of the Education Team and intended for up to 30 students per session.

Passenger Investigation (Key Stage 3)

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Medlock Education Centre

  1. Discover where the SS Great Britain travelled during its lifetime.
  2. Use objects and documents, including extracts from 19th century texts, to find out more about real passengers who travelled on the SS Great Britain

Guided Tour of The Ship

Location: Onboard the SS Great Britain

Find out about the SS Great Britain’s long and adventurous life, discover passengers and crew stories as you explore the ship with our knowledgeable volunteer tour guides.

Self-guided Resources

These free resources have been designed to enhance your school visit and support students to explore the site. Please print your required resources and bring them with you on your visit.

Chart Your Own Course (For Key Stage 3)

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Ship

Chart Your Own Course is a fun, interactive ‘choose your own adventure’ style activity, that allows students to put themselves in the shoes of Victorian sailor making a 60-day voyage to Australia on the SS Great Britain.

Chart Your Own Course is free but is subject to availability and must be booked in advance.

For more information download the Teacher Guide


Our current UK school visit prices are: 

  • £8 per child for entry 
  • One free adult place for every 6 children, additional adults charged at £8 
  • Free entry for 1:1 carers 
  • £60 per School Workshop – sessions last 1 hour for a maximum of 30 children 
  • £20 per School Guided Tour – tours last 1 hour for a maximum of 30 children 

Learning Resources

Our Key Stage 3 & 4 resources, including transcripts and images of 19th century texts, are designed to support your students’ understanding of life in the Victorian Era.
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Enquiry Form

Please use the enquiry form below to start the process of booking your school visit to the SS Great Britain.

After receiving your form, a member of our Bookings Team will get in touch, as soon as possible, to either confirm your visit, offer alternative dates/times or to ask for any additional information.

Please find our booking terms and conditions here.

School Enquiry

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