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Cricket World Cup Exhibition

Brunel's SS Great Britain

All-England Eleven

Saturday 25 May - Sunday 29 August 2019

10am - 6pm

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A special exhibition to celebrate the Cricket World Cup


Cricket teams from across the world will be jet-setting to England and Wales for the Cricket World Cup this summer. But 158 years ago, they travelled very differently.

Before any sporting world cup events were established, the All England cricket team travelled from England to Australia aboard the SS Great Britain in 1861 and 1863, paving the way for the international sporting competitions that we recognise today. To celebrate this story, there will be a special exhibition at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

EM Grace, the brother of WG Grace, and one of the cricketers who travelled on the ship in 1863, kept a diary of his two-month voyage. This journal, photographs and other incredible objects, make up a fascinating exhibition detailing the stories of these international cricket team tours.

You can also explore the very decks that those famous cricketers roamed for insights into what life onboard would have been like.

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