Talks Programme

If you have a group keen to learn about Brunel and the SS Great Britain, we can help bring the ship to you.

Using many images from the Trust’s collection and the National Brunel Collection, our speakers give a fascinating insight into the life and work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the history of one of his greatest designs.

Their hour-long illustrated talks are designed for organisations, clubs and societies and speakers can bring their own laptop and projector.




SS Great Britain: from launch to ‘re-launch’

Brunel in a changing world

SS Great Britain: “It is not just the ship’s cat that had nine lives”

Isambard Kingdom Brunel and SS Great Britain – a short biography of both

SS Great Britain: The Surgeon’s Tale

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How far do you travel, and how much does a talk cost?


We have speakers based in Bristol and the South West. Some speakers are able to travel to places all around the UK.

The Trust asks groups to cover the volunteer speakers’ expenses as well as a suggested donation of £40 to the ongoing conservation and preservation work on the ship. All expenses would be calculated and agreed prior to confirming the booking.