In the second phase of her working life, the SS Great Britain carried thousands of passengers across the world to Australia. Often these were ordinary people, leaving home in the hope of a better life.

The iconic poster which inspires our Melbourne range is a real Victorian advert, demonstrating the record breaking speeds at which Brunel's ship could reach Australia. An advert like this would have been the main source of information for many people about such a ship, and the opportunities she could offer.