Lunchtime Talk - SS Great Britain: The Incredible Journey
Event Date: 30 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021
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Join us by attending one of our new virtual Lunchtime Talks. Each talk will be hosted by one of our guides and volunteers, 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.


30 April: SS Great Britain: The Incredible Journey
28 May: I Alone am Hung in Chains: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1806-1859


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.
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Address: Brunels SS Great Britain, Great Western Dockyard, Bristol Harbourside, Bristol BS1 6TY