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Lunchtime Talk - SS Great Britain: The Incredible Journey

Virtual Zoom meeting - Suggested donation £5

Image credit: Walter Butler

Friday 30 April

12pm - 1pm 

Free via Zoom - Book Tickets

Suggested donation £5

Join us by attending one of our new virtual Lunchtime Talks. Each talk will be hosted by one of our volunteer guides, covering topics such as the history of the SS Great Britain and Brunel’s incredible life.

Once you have booked your ticket, you will be emailed the Zoom link to attend this talk on the day.

Upcoming dates and topics:

30 April: SS Great Britain: The Incredible Journey

28 May: I Alone am Hung in Chains: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1806-1859

About this talk:

SS Great Britain: The Incredible Journey

Speaker: Philip Unwin

Philip Unwin’s talk ‘The Incredible Journey’ is a more detailed, but no more technical, account of the ship’s salvage and recovery from the Falkland Islands, for which there is insufficient time for that to be included in more general talks about the ship and her history. He covers the challenges of sealing and raising the ship and conveying her home, and also the politics which were prevalent at the time in the South Atlantic.

Once you have booked your ticket, you will be emailed the Zoom link to attend this talk.

How you can support us:

Whilst these talks are free, we're asking for a suggested donation of £5. The current situation has drastically reduced our main source of income for the charity. Despite having to close our doors for many months, our duty of care remains. Care for the ship and the collection comes at a significant and on-going cost, around 1,600 pounds a day.
This world-wide crisis has affected us all, however, if you find yourself in the position to give at this time, please help us continue to protect an important part of our Nation's history and continue our education programme by making a donation.

Make a donation. Your support allows us to stay open and continue to conserve the ship. You can even make a donation via text - just text BRUNEL to 70450 for a one-off donation of £5 (plus standard rate message charge).

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