Woeful Wounds

October 21 2023 - 29 October 2023

Free with admission

This October half term, experience the magic of special effect make-up and receive your very own Woeful Wound. Teaming up with Specialist Make-up Design students from SGS College, the make-up artists will create cuts and blisters that the galley crew would have suffered during their time working in the kitchen at sea on visitors aged 4-18. So, step aboard – if you dare!

Illnesses and injuries affected many on board the SS Great Britain and were recorded in the ship’s logbook accompanied by births, deaths, and crew absences. During her time at sea, both passengers and crew generally considered the ship to be a healthy one, with strict and regular reports made by the Captain and Surgeon on sanitation and wellbeing. But accidents did happen, especially in the ship’s Galley…

This activity is included with your admission ticket.


October Half Term also offers visitors a last chance look at our summer/autumn Victorian Cricket Display, before it ends 30 October.

Woeful Wounds

This October half-term activity is free with entry to Brunel’s SS Great Britain.


Walking Brunel’s Bristol

9 September 2023 ; 10.30am


Victorian Christmas Weekends

2 December 2023

Event/Free with admission