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Reviewed 7 May 2019

Really enjoyable and at the same time educational, the staff were very knowledgeable and some were also talking to foreign visitors in their languages. Great exhibitions and displays. The dry dock was amazing with the new technology to save the hull from collapsing.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 7 May 2019

It was a great day with so much to see and do. We had visited once before but the exhibition was greatly improved. There was information to suit all ages... the historians like my husband, the ones like myself and children. There was a special child there and he was having a lovely time. The whole exhibition taught me so much about a very special man with a wonderful mind.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 7 May 2019

SS Great Britain has been faithfully restored for the pleasure of young and old. Before you enter the ship there is an interesting exhibit on the ships working life, including interactive items for the younger visitor to engage with.

Climbing around the ship is great fun and gives an idea of the conditions you would travel in as rich or poor. The engine room was a highlight for me as were the little touches such as the kitchens cat.

Recently opened is an interactive voyage through Brunel's life and work. Worth a visit for anybody, the film is a highlight aswell.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Will J
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Reviewed 6 May 2019

What an incredible place to visit! People in appropriate dress, plenty of information, well laid out cabins with dummy and real people acting. Lifts for wheelchair users. An absolute MUST VISIT.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 6 May 2019

We spent 7 hours within the dockyard and this was largely due to the visit of the re-enactors 'The Ragged Victorians'. These people added a sense of 'time and place' to the experience and are a friendly group of people who adore dressing-up in roles of various Victorian characters. Without their presence, we would not have stayed so long as they are extremely photogenic. The dry dock experience is certainly worth a visit as it portrays the problems the restorers had in preserving the ship but it also gives you a sense of scale, particularly at the bow and stern of the ship. Tip: take a wide angle lens if you want to photograph these areas. The restorers have tried to give a feel for what life was like on board as the ship travelled to Australia with its passengers. The only downside of the visit was the very dried up food (pasty and madeira cake) within the cafe, albeit good and friendly service from the staff. This is something the business needs to look at, as many visitors also left some of their food. My main tip would be to visit this exhibition when there is an event going on as it adds another dimension. Also, remember to claim back part of your car parking charge from the pay desk. Also, remember that the entrance fee covers entrance for a whole year and this must be good value for money if you live in the Bristol area.

Date of experience: May 2019
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