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Penguin Trail

Brunel's SS Great Britain

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Help Stanley and his friends find their eggs!

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Waddle on over to Brunel’s SS Great Britain and meet a group of penguins visiting from the Falkland Islands, where the ship lay abandoned until 1970. Stanley and his friends have come to find out more about the ship’s awe-inspiring homecoming to Bristol 50 years ago, but they’ve been enjoying their visit so much that they’ve lost their eggs! Set off on the Penguin Trail and search the ship and dockyard to help reunite the penguins with their precious chicks.

The Penguin Trail is part of our activities this year celebrating the SS Great Britain’s 50 years back home in Bristol. Don't miss our outdoor photography exhibition which is also on along the harbour.

Thank you to the Falkland Islands Association and businesses in the Falkland Islands for kindly sponsoring the penguins for this programming.

All five species found in the Falkland Islands have been expertly modelled and are part of the family trail. These are the sponsors:

Stanley Services (Gentoo penguin); Unicorn Adventure (King penguin); Anonymous sponsor (Macaroni penguin); Beauchene Fishing Company (Rockhopper penguin); Standard Chartered Bank (Magellanic penguin); Consolidated Fisheries (second Magellanic penguin); Fortuna Fishing Group (general support for the penguins).

The albatross has been kindly donated to the SS Great Britain Trust as a permanent exhibit by the Falkland Islands Museum and the Falkland Islands Association. With support from Sullivan Shipping Transport, Richard James International and the RAF.

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