Become Brunel’s Apprentice

All days;

Free with admission

Become Brunel’s Apprentice, grab your satchel and start your journey!

Ask in the visitor centre for your free satchel and discover what it takes to become an apprentice to Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

There are 4 activities to help you explore and practice your engineering skills, follow the map and use Brunel’s instructions to complete each fun activity. Practice your Observation, Illustration, Problem Solving and Imagination skills and discover if you have what it takes to be a master engineer.

Your apprentice satchel includes:

  • 🔍 A Magnifying Glass 
  • 👀 Binoculars 
  • 🔦 A Torch 
  • 📖 Activity book and more…
ss Great Britain Brunel Apprentice satchel and explorer kit.


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The apprentice satchel activity is included with admission to Brunel’s SS Great Britain.
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