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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 via mobile

It's been over 15 years since I visited ,went with my my two children this time. We spent ages walking around, playing and talking to the very helpful guides. We are coming back very soon to visit again! It was perfect for 2 boys aged...More

Thank Kate T
Reviewed yesterday

Came here last year for a work Christmas party. Staff were dressed in period costumes! Brunel 'himself' was on hand to give tours/speeches, all in character! Very professional! This included a free range access to the boat and the 'museum' within. Great fun wondering around...More

Thank BristolCharlotte
Reviewed yesterday

This is the world's first iron ship that is now resting in the original dock where Brunel constructed her. Having been towed back from the Falkland Islands as a bare hulk she has now been fully restored to her original glory. Along side is a...More

Thank mail858
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very good day well worth visiting! Great museum, fantastic dry dock and most rooms are of the period.

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited this during our trip to the floating harbour much as to be expected, nice old ship looks good alongside the harbour.

Thank bigbear87
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every detail was extremely well done and cared for. Learned so much about the ocean liner in an interactive and engaging way.

Thank Liana B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum consists of three parts. The first part is indoors and explains the long history of the SS Great Britaib in great detail with many objects to touch and play with and beautifully displayed diaries and other belongings from former staff. The second part...More

1  Thank DeborahNorge
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is probably one of the best presentations of an historic vessel in the world. It's so much more than going aboard a ship. An excellent visitor centre, an amazing dry dock under the ship, a fascinating museum, three decks to explore and a great...More

Thank J0hn1950
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon together visiting this interactive museum. Very well done, packed with information.

Thank Marion B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Full of history and fun tasks to keep the kids entertained while educating them at the same time. Our little one loved pretending to be a pirate on the top deck and then journeying below deck to meet the passengers before we finally went even...More

Thank TayTay0811
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Nicky J
8 September 2017|
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Response from Fingersrpj | Reviewed this property |
I didn't have a buggy but recall it very friendly in that respect. It is tho an old ship. It wasn't made for buggies... you'll be fine even if you ask for assistance
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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No I'm afraid they aren't