Brunel’s ss Great Britain, the Science Museum and Aardman Animations have joined forces to make this intriguing ship building puzzle game.

Let Isambard Kingdom Brunel himself be your guide as you construct a ship to face the same challenges which the great engineer faced when designing the ss Great Britain. Your ship should be strong enough to cut through rough seas, carry as much cargo as possible, go the furthest distance and destroy opponents in tug-o-war battles.

Chose your ship’s hull material (wood or iron), engine, fuel and propulsion mechanism to overcome the challenges posed by Brunel. The better you do, the more investor confidence, and so cash, you’ll earn; giving you more funds to design bigger and more complex ships!

Become a great problem solver, just like Brunel, and take inspirations from his determination, resilience to persevere and his ability to learn from his mistakes.

● Eight ship building challenges posed by your guide, Brunel

● Discover the capabilities of iron versus wood in the construction of your ship’s hull

● Explore the difference between paddles and the screw propeller

● Earn investor confidence to get more money for bigger and more complex ships

● Learn about the design and construction of the ss Great Britain

● Find out about the history of the ss Great Britain and the challenges she overcame in her working life

● Can you build a ship to rival the ss Great Britain?

Visit Brunel’s ss Great Britain to get special unlock codes for the game!

Plan your visit here:

Developed by Aardman Animations for Brunel’s ss Great Britain and the Science Museum as part of the Museums and Schools project; supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Find out more about the Museums and Schools project

What's New

Version 2.0

Update to include enhancement and improvements to game play. New features for Tug o' War and Push the Boat Out and new SS. Great Britain facts!

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

I am an idiot....


I figured out how to other materials and for anyone who needs to know, put the settings in "master"so you can create your own hull, and other materials are available to you in 'push the boat out'. I I how this helps with any confusion, and I sincerely apologize to the developers for my previous negative review as i was overreacting. I never did delete the game Because even if I had to choose a pre built, hull it still would be cool.


Static Bird

I love how you get to design your own ship from the hull to the deck. Love the imagination I can put into it. Definitely recommend.



It's ok but can you add building the hull again like the game used to have.


ss Great Britain Trust
51.8 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
ss Great Britain Trust and ss Great Britain Trading Ltd © 2012


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