The world at the time of steam power
The Age of Steam exhibit incorporates many features of the Ferryboat Berkeley. She was part of the technological revolution of steam power, which enabled the world’s commerce to be transacted on precise timetables and schedules, unlike sailing ships that were affected by wind and weather. Because of steam power, goods and people could now arrive in a particular place at a predictable time, maximizing efficiency in a world where, increasingly, every minute mattered. Actual steam engines are exhibited alongside historic photographs to tell this story.