My First Voyage

This children’s pop-up book was written by Huimyeong Lee, based on her research of the SS Great Britain Trust’s archive. It is told from the perspective of John, who was a Cabin Boy. Most of John’s adventures are based on actual stories that occurred on board the ship.

Huimyeong’s work is part of the AHRC-funded Exchange project supporting community-led research with museum collections.

Watch the story

Read My First Voyage

Read Huimyeong’s original story in this beautiful digital version of the book.

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Additional content

나의 첫 항해 by Huimyeong Lee | 한국어(영어 자막)

My First Voyage | Extended version (English)