Dubbed as ‘The World’s Smelliest Museum,’ visitors can ‘brave’ a five-course banquet of full-on pongs, whiffs and stinks for an immersive gastronomic experience opening at Brunel’s SS Great Britain.

And later this month will open the new ‘smellscape,’ to be experienced after the event – chosen by the visitors themselves to rank the menu as they ‘dine’, with the museum planning to perfume its tables with the odour that scores highest.

ss Great Britain smelly museum campaign.

The world’s first Victorian meal experienced entirely through nostrils. Although not every flavour in this unique dining simulation experience is to modern tastes. The theatre of smells perhaps.

According to the museum: “The attraction is an elaborately themed passenger steamship, redressed to look, sound and smell exactly like the mid-1800s. Its immersive cabins don’t shirk from the likes of vomit, manure and urine to tell stories from yesteryear.

“For a Scent-sational Voyage event, we invite visitors into the stunning First-class Dining Saloon to enjoy a meal the ship’s wealthy passengers would once have been served. The big twist is that the courses, ranging from putrid fish to boiled cabbage, are all served in special silverware for sniffing.”

Liam R. Findlay, AromaPrime’s Themed Scent Consultant, says: “It was brilliant to see how completely transforming the way visitors perceive historical food, by removing the physical and visual elements, and focussing entirely on the flavours, sparked lively discussion. Families were trying to guess what they could smell, debating about the qualities of different Victorian recipes. It shows how approaching history in a new way can unlock completely new perspectives!”