EVENT: LUNCHTIME TALK - I Alone am Hung in Chains: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1806-1859

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

This online talk by SS Great Britain guide and volunteer, John Cooper, reveals the personality, character, and main achievements of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, prefaced by a discussion of the origins and significance of the famous ‘Chain’ photograph by Robert Howlett. This also includes a section briefly describing his London house and the Shakespeare dining room as an expression of his social and cultural status.  

Virtual Zoom meeting: suggested donation £5
Friday 28th May 2021 12pm - 1pm: 

Book a ticket

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


Whilst these talks are free, we're asking for a suggested donation of £5.  The current situation has drastically reduced their 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 £1600/day.

This world-wide crisis has affected us all, however, if you find yourself in the position to give at this time, please help them continue to protect an important part of our Nation's history and continue their education programme by making a donation.


Make a donation. Your support allows us them 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).


Buy a ticket now, visit later. Your ticket will be valid for a year from the first time you use it to visit, so you can look forward to future adventures with them!

Gift tickets are available to buy here.


Our online shop has plenty of exclusive collections and unique gift ideas, every pound you spend helps support us as a charity and independent museum. 


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