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Brunel's SS Great Britain

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Step back in time when you board Brunel’s SS Great Britain. Discover the true stories behind the ship that changed the world. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board for Victorian passengers and crew. Descend under water below the...more
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Great Western Dockyard Gas Ferry Road | Gas Ferry Road, Bristol BS1 6TY, England
+44 117 926 0680
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All reviews dry dock ss great britain great ship falkland islands sounds and smells the galley engine room audio guide dining room all ages maritime history great attraction top deck piece of history interesting visit great visit well worth the visit
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great place. We really enjoyed visiting here. Family friendly and lots to do nearby. The ship is just amazing.

Thank Abu B
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an amazing experience! We were simply blown away and this must be one of the best attractions and museums around. You need to allow several hours to take it all in as the museum itself contains so much information and so many exhibits, it...More

Thank Suratrichard
Reviewed 3 days ago

spent nearly three hours here, great museums including one on the ship and one on Brunel. The ship has three decks to explore. Main museum really well laid out charting the history and main uses for the ship. Entry fee lasts all year

Thank Marcus K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Recommended for everyone, children adults. Plan on at least 3 hours here. The ship was a multi sensory experience with mannequins placed in strategic places (in the clinic, a doctor treating a sailor, in the bedroom, mother and child) . The sounds of a baby...More

Thank Judy L
Reviewed 3 days ago

I thought about going here for a while now but i thought its just a ship whoopee. How wrong was i , this was a brilliant day and so interesting and engaging. It took us hours to walk round and we still didn't manage to...More

Thank Gazb0_62
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic family attraction that just went on and on, so much to see and we all really enjoyed it (family of four, boys aged 13 and 9). Well set out and lots to do and see. Really worth a trip. Nice café too for a...More

Thank 700Margot
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have been several times to see the ship, which is fascinating and great for all ages. My 4 year old twins loved it. This time went to the new brunel exhibition using the tickets valid for one year. Displays of very high standard and beautifully...More

Thank margaret r
Reviewed 4 days ago

I watched this ship come up the river Avon when I was 10yrs old it was a wreck just a load of rioting wood and metal but it was history and I was so excited we were even given the day of from school so...More

Thank wendy_lyons
Reviewed 5 days ago

On a wet day we spent 5 hours at the Brunel exhibition and the ship itself. Very well presented and extensive. Plenty for kids. Cafe served good selection of drinks and food.

Thank EgbertHerts
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It floated but not now. It’s a shame but not a great museum and day out. Isambard did wonders with this. What next a bridge?

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David B
12 October 2018|
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Response from Andy H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we too stayed at the Bristol, (I reviewed that as well). *****. It is a short stroll away. The walk takes you past other historic dockside attractions as well. Boats, cranes and steam railway. Not much shelter on an... More
12 October 2018|
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Response from epw55 | Reviewed this property |
Hello You can get around the yard and the museum ok. There is a lift to below the boat deck but not sure about the upper deck. You wouldn't be able to get below decks at all. The Brunel centre would be fine too. We'll worth... More
Rose F
22 September 2018|
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Response from Leocurran | Reviewed this property |
90 minutes minimum
Eilidh W
24 July 2018|
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Response from SSGreatBritain | Property representative |
Only guide dogs are allowed within the attraction
Richard H
21 February 2018|
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Response from KentishTravellers | Reviewed this property |
I ahould contact them directly...