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Brunel's SS Great Britain

Great Western Dockyard Gas Ferry Road | Gas Ferry Road, Bristol BS1 6TY, England
+44 117 926 0680
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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 glass ‘sea’ to touch the world’s first great ocean liner.
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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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Reviewed yesterday

The ship is well preserve and has a very interesting history. The ship sits in a dry dock, so there is no movement. Overall a worthwhile visit.

Thank Lin201
Reviewed 2 days ago

brilliant informative visit, guides brought the ship to life.The quality of refers is impressive with cabins and restaurant area just as they were originally. The volunteers are so enthusiastic to share there historical knowledge.

Thank derekcomley
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A spectacular ship. Amazingly informative about its business of being a passenger ship in its past. Great area to visit as there are cafes and boats that give you a trip on the river.

Thank Becky292
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I thought this was going to be quiet tacky and childish but I was so wrong. This attracting is great value for money as you can return as many times as you like for a year and the museum is big and detailed with fun...More

Thank Livalambchop
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yes, this was a real eye opener and very well done. You can walk in the dry dock around the ship - and the propeller is massive! Up on deck the river views are superb whilst below decks highlights included the dining area which was...More

Thank Eddy041
Reviewed 2 days ago

You probably need 1.5 or 2 hours to see everything and read it's history. It is fascinating, and surprisingly large! Seeing all the small bedrooms and bathrooms is interesting, and the first class restaurant makes you realise what things were like back then. They also...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 2 days ago

I think this is well worth the walk down to go see. There is loads to see and learn. There is also a few smells to make you appreciate how it would have been back in the day.

Thank 45jazzy
Reviewed 2 days ago

This attraction was a brilliant day out if you're into your history and have an interest in the great Brunel. The site is immaculately maintained, the staff were all so friendly and welcoming, and the history that unfolds as you walk around the vessel and...More

Thank VisitorAL
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love this place. I have visited on numerous occasions and stil learn more with each visit. There is so much to see, do and even smell! The ship has been fantastically restored to its original state in the main areas to really give you...More

Thank Timbythepool
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a big boat, some history there but nothing to amaze anyone. Hotwells river which it lies upon is very peaceful and tranquil for a sometimes hectic city.

Thank Daniel Q
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1 August 2017|
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Response from gillianmoloney | Reviewed this property |
If you want to get the best out of your visit, I'd leave several hours. If you aren't all that interested in the development of passenger shipping, or in the dramatic tale of the ship's rescue and restoration, then obviously... More
Diana M
16 June 2017|
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Response from rikkiw88 | Reviewed this property |
No I'm afraid they aren't
Joanna B
11 November 2016|
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Response from Ian G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry , haven't been on for a while, yes could do if still required