Top 10 Victorian Christmas Experiences
06 November 2023
06 November 2023
Our Victorian Christmas Weekends (2-3 and 9-10 December) promise magical experiences for the whole family.
Gather your friends and family for a voyage back in time to the heart of a Victorian Christmas at Brunel’s SS Great Britain. Read on for the top 10 magical experiences for our Victorian Christmas Weekends 2023.
- Play in the falling snow
While we might not have any of the real stuff in Bristol this Christmas, our dockyard will be transformed into a winter wonderland with falling snow and festive greenery.
- Meet Old Father Christmas
In his traditional green robes. If you are on the Good List, he may even give you a chocolate coin. Find out why he’s green.
- Watch a performance from Spicebox (9-10 December)
Discover mysterious objects hidden within Spicebox. Brought to the dockyard by Bristol-based Puppet Place, expect songs, interactive games and puppets!
- Enjoy a festive treat
Feast on delicious mince pies, mulled wine and warming beverages from our Victorian street vendor.
- Explore sights, sounds and smells
As you wander the ship, notice the scent of Christmas pudding and admire the traditional handmade decorations adorning the cabins and First Class Dining Saloon.
- Find the perfect Christmas gift
From a Mr Brunel decoration to an exclusive SS Great Britain Christmas jumper, there’s something for everyone in our shop.
- Sing along to carols
Listen to local community choirs singing traditional carols and spreading Christmas cheer throughout the dockyard.
- Encounter Ragged Victorians (2-3 December)
Meet characters from the past and hear their tales about living on the edge of Victorian society as we see the return of award-winning living history group, The Ragged Victorians.
- Indulge in an Afternoon Tea
Make your day out extra special with a delicious Afternoon Tea, served in the First Class Dining Saloon. Book online here.
- See new costumed performers (9-10 December)
Be the first to see our costumed performers dressed in new, bespoke Victorian outfits from Bristol Costume Services. Offering a sneak peek into the future as we prepare to be “fully dressed” with more live costumed interpretation coming in 2024 – in partnership with Bristol Improv Theatre and BIPA.
Our Victorian Christmas Weekends will take place on 2-3 and 9-10 December. Book ahead online to avoid disappointment. Those with annual tickets already can attend for free!