In March 2018, a new visitor experience will launch to the public. The new national museum’s name? Being Brunel. This new experience will tell the tale of the hero engineer’s story, through exclusive and previously unseen personal possessions. Accompanied by interactive exhibits and audio-visual experiences.
Being Brunel will be a major addition to Brunel’s SS Great Britain, which is Bristol’s number one visitor attraction – as voted by the public on TripAdvisor. Visitors to the next experience will learn of Brunel’s history, discovering not only a talent in engineering but skills as an entrepreneur, a designer, an art lover and a showman as well.
This new experience, recreates the sounds and smells of the interiors of Brunel’s London Office and the Great Western Steamship Company’s Bristol office. Matthew Tanner, Chief Executive of the SS Great Britain Trust, spoke of the new experience.
‘This is a major milestone in the creation of a national centre of Brunel knowledge and expertise, the first of its kind in the UK. Many people know of Brunel as one of the world’s most influential engineers, but this new museum is about more than his professional achievements. His thoughts, aspirations and frustrations will be revealed as visitors are encouraged to learn about his mistakes and celebrate his successes. By preserving Brunel’s legacy in this way, we hope to also inspire the innovators of the future.’
Being Brunel will feature of 14,000 items of interest from the University of Bristol Brunel Collection, the Clive Richards Brunel Collection, and the SS Great Britain Trust Collection. Made possible thanks to the significant support from a range of charitable trusts, foundations, individuals and companies.
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