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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The ship was an extraordinary leap in technology when it was built, and has been carefully restored to show the original accommodation. The whole waterfront area is attractive and interesting, and I'd highly recommend touring the ship.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the SS Great Britain having known about her for many years but never before having had the opportunity to visit. The experience exceeded all expectations, with the first treat being a talk and brief tour of the library by Finbar, a volunteer (thank...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

SS Great Britain was one of the early masterworks of the most prolific engineering genius and entrepreneur. Imaginatively displayed in a restored dry dock which forms part of the spectacular Floating Harbour in Bristol Dockyards. The accompanying museum is excellent in invoking the incredible productivity...More

Thank Ron G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited there whilst in Bristol, so glad we took the time to visit. Absolutely worth every penny and more. So much information that I didn’t know before. The staff were very friendly and knowledgable, fantastic that the tickets are valid for 12 months as...More

Thank Heather E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Love visiting the SS Great Britain - so much to see and do and learn - more is added every time. Gotta be one of the best museums in the world!

Thank Bobtdiver
Reviewed 5 days ago

Atmospheric and interesting. Unique details. You can really imagine what life was like on board the ship. We went on the talk about the hull and engine which was fascinating. I did not know how much it influenced engineering and the development of modern shipping....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

There is so much of interest here. The ship's history, its people and its engineering are all presented by a great group of volunteers. It's hard to think of anybody who wouldn't thoroughly enjoy a visit. There is a very useful little ferry service which...More

Thank Mallyon
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited on a cold Saturday during the school half term. They had lots of period characters walking around (not sure if they are there all year round) giving lots of information bring the whole area to life. Really worth a visit

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic day out at Brunel's SS Great Britain. As soon as we arrived and we're greeted by one of the many passionate guides I could tell we were going to have a fantastic time. The shop has been restored to the absolute highest of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Having visited with our grandchild 6 months ago, just the two of us returned, using our original tickets that give you free entry for 12 months. It's a very different experience looking around as two adults rather than having a young child in tow -...More

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7 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.
7 November 2018|
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Response from christoskontas | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course. The child will adore the ship and the stories of the past. You need to be close to the kid because if some stairs.
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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