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Exhibitions & Workshops

In this section are details of Brunel-related workshops and places to visit that are suitable for schools.


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ss Great Britain
ss great Britain Logo Location: ss Great Britain, Great Western Dockyard, Bristol

A visit to the ss Great Britain is a voyage of discovery for children and adults of all ages. Transport your students back in time to Victorian Britain, and the launch of Brunel's ss Great Britain. Experience what life was like for people travelling on the world's biggest steam ship in the nineteenth century, from first class passengers to those travelling in cramped and dirty steerage.

The new Dockyard Museum helps to explain the fascinating stories behind the ship. Huge interactive exhibits challenge your pupils to steer the ship on a westerly course and operate machinery to lift the giant propeller. Look out for Sinbad the ship's cat and his fascinating fact panels for children. The new Medlock Education Centre located alongside the ship, with direct access into the Dockyard Museum, provides purpose built facilities for workshops.

See the Education section of the ss Great Britain website for details.

Clifton Suspension Bridge
Clifton Suspension Bridge Location: Clifton Suspension Bridge, Clifton Downs, Bristol.

Visit Brunel's masterpiece to learn about the story of its construction and its incredible engineering. Bookable by telephoning on 0117 974 4664.


word logoDownload "Clifton Suspension Bridge Guided Tour" information document www.clifton-suspension-bridge.org.uk

Explore-At-Bristol
@t Bristol LogoLocation: Explore-At-Bristol, Harbourside, Bristol

Discover the science behind Brunel's greatest engineering feats in the South West's leading science and discovery centre.



word logoDownload "The Forces that made IK Brunel" information document www.at-bristol.org.uk/Education/default.htm

Museum of Empire and Commonwealth
Bristol Temple Meads old Location: Museum of Empire and Commonwealth, Temple Meads, Bristol

An education programme that brings learning about Brunel and the Victorians to life including a close up experience of the extraordinary Brunel Old Station.

word logoDownload Museum of Empire and Commonwealth information document [Updated: 21/08/2006] www.empiremuseum.co.uk

Porthcurno Museum
Workshops for primary schools built around Brunel's Great Eastern, the cables it laid and its place in Victorian life and the expansion of the Empire are available at Porthcurno Museum in Cornwall all the year round. Email or telephone 01736 810592 for details.

Meet Mr Brunel!
Brunel impersonator Martin Williamson has been a big hit visiting schools in and around Bristol as part of Brunel 200. If you are interested in inviting him to your own school to meet pupils and to talk about Brunel's extraordinary life and work, telephone him direct on 0777 159 5848.

Brunel Puppet Show
The touring Brunel puppet show 'The Stovepipe Spectacular Vernacular or The Truth Beneath the Hat' won rave reviews from teachers and pupils alike around Bristol during 2006. The show is aimed at pre-school and KS1.

"Great fun, really brings history alive!" - Hillcrest Primary, Bristol

To book direct contact Anthony Churchill, CW Productions on 0791 418 7737 ().

Brilliant Mr Brunel!
Brilliant Mr Brunel! is an interactive touring science show for KS2 and 3 that has been running in Bristol as part of Brunel 200.

How did Mr Brunel's knowledge of friction help him to make the Great Western Railway the fastest in the world? Why do things float? How do engineers solve problems? This show reveals the simple science behind Brunel's great feats of engineering.

Book direct with Richard Ellam at LM Interactive on 01761 412797
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