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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 brunel museum engine room the galley dining room all ages maritime history great attraction piece of history interesting visit few hours well worth the visit couple of hours
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We just went to the museum today, and what a great experience it was. My husband remembers seeing the ship coming ‘home’ on TV in 1970 and has always wanted to go and neither of us were disappointed. Set up really well with lots of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank T3314UWmichaelg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very well thought out experience and excellently put together. Knowledgeable staff too. Would certainly recommend.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sdeeley42
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This grand old ship is on the bristol harbourside the tour is very extensive and guides are placed on each section should you have any questions if you buy a ticket you can revisit as many times as you want in the year there is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank christine b
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here for a work meeting and got to look around beforehand. The ship is brilliantly presented inside, recreating the different classes of cabin. Costumed interpreters helped to bring it to life even more. The underside of the ship is so cool, to see what...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank peachy352
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have to say I was impressed. We booked online (you get a discount this way) and paid at the car park. Not knowing how long we would be there I put in 5 hours, cost £5. In the event, which I wasn’t aware of,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Steve522014
Reviewed 5 days ago

Outstanding full day out and with a new Brunel museum and it's wheelchair friendly. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Bristol.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JamesGranny
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What an amazing place, everything has been well thought out and presented, you can actually walk underneath the ship but from the top it looks likes its floating! Very ingenious. Guides were excellent and the talk under the bow was very informative, well done everybody

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mackmanje
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the Great Britain at the weekend and were really impressed by the way that the ship was presented and restored. We spent a good few hours aboard and in the surrounding buildings. There is more than just the ship to see so don't...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always really interesting to visit but the cost is a bit high for me, and allowing free visits for a year with a standard ticket just feels like ripping off people who aren't able to revisit (e.g. our visiting friends who were put off by...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tonycU88XW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very sympathetic restoration of an iconic ship informative and awe inspiring knowledgeable team of people and an incredible job of making a very awkward project accessible. A hard thing to do and they have proven that with the will it can be done ✅

Date of experience: March 2019
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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 Rachel M | 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