SS Great Britain, a revolutionary ship designed by the great engineer I.K. Brunel and launched in 1843, now lies in the dry dock in which she was built. After sailing the world’s oceans, she was abandoned and only saved from dereliction in 1970. She has now been brilliantly restored in every detail. Beside her is the brand-new museum, Being Brunel, which is the first national museum devoted to Brunel.
• Trip leader: John Dixon. Tel: 01684 574144
• Cost: £25 (To include tour of ship and museum entry). Maximum number 49
• Lunch: Bring your own or get a light lunch at the Harbourside Kitchen
• Start: Willow Stores, Avenue Road at 9am. Return at about 6pm.