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Brunel's SS Great Britain

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:30
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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 brunel museum engine room the galley dining room all ages maritime history great attraction top deck piece of history interesting visit few hours well worth the visit
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a superb few hours we had at the SS Great Britain museum. The dry dock is impressive and the ship itself has been beautifully restored. Definitely a must see in Bristol! Will go again in the sunshine!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sassie555
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great time. Each time we visit we see new things that we missed the time before. Great for all ages.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bevnrog
Reviewed yesterday

Cheap parking right next to SS Great Britain. £5 for 5 hours but a refund of £3 when purchasing ticket! Lots to see for all ages with some interactive activities. Very friendly & helpful staff. Lovely shop with reasonably priced gifts. Time to wander along...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wendy H
Reviewed yesterday

Visited on the weekend ( half term), lots of children about. The ticket is worth the price as you can use it to make many more vists for up to one year. The Experience is cleverly thought out with the oppourtunity to go around the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Lots of history to review with this and lots to see and do here. The setting is also lovely and the on site café is worth a visit. The staff are very informative and knowledgeable. Top place to visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Make sure you visit this with 2 to 3 hours to spare, as it will take a while to have a good look around. But if you need to take photos, the best place is from the opposite side of the river. Take the little...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank herrmann2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the ss great Britain, and so enjoyed it ,it's a lovely walk along the riverside to get to the museum . Lots of really interesting information and once your on the ship you get up and personal with the way...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Catherinesilversides
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such a great day out especially as the new Brunel exhibition is now open, So easy to get to, we took small ferry across the harbour well worth it. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the SS Great Britain is a marvel in itself so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Danny C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique historic ship which will be interesting to all ages. The restoration is superb, and the below decks and cabins have been fitted out to show what life aboard was like, both for first class and for steerage passengers. You can walk under the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter G
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely experience stepping on board the s,s. Great Britain ship. Walking around the ship there is plenty to do and see . If you wear the earphones you got a commentary on each place you visit. Lots of things to look at and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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6 November 2018|
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Response from harveyKent | Reviewed this property |
Yes if well supervised. Decks can be slippery when wet. A nice day out.
6 November 2018|
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Response from RachelShiraz | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's suitable for all ages. Your 3 year old will find lots of interesting things to look at, smell and hear.
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26 October 2018|
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Response from Andy H | Reviewed this property |
Well without knowing your mother's age 🤔🙈, I would suggest if she is reasonably fit, ie could she touch her toes, she should be fine. Looks like one at a time, but it's in two stages. Up the rigging to a crows nest, then... More