Terrifying Turnip Trail

October 22 2022 - 6 November 2022

Free with admission

This activity has now finished. Thank you to all who took part. 

This half term, take a trip into the mystifying world of 19th century Halloween.

Follow our Terrifying Turnip Trail at Brunel’s SS Great Britain to experience frolic and fright the Victorian way.

Back in the 19th century, turnips were traditionally used as jack o’ lanternsghoulish faces were carved into them to ward off ghostly spectres from the family home. This year, Brunel’s SS Great Britain will be illuminated with a Terrifying Turnip Trail guiding visitors around the ship.

Each turnip along the trail will reveal truths about ‘All hallows eve’ customs.

The trail is included with admission to Brunel’s SS Great Britain over October half term.

Book online in advance to avoid disappointment. 

More things to do

From climbing inside a shaking broad gauge carriage in Being Brunel to diving into the dry dock to discover the ship’s original hull, there’s so much to do on your day out. Best of all, if you run out of time you can return as many times as you like to explore. Your ticket lasts a year!
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