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Brunel's SS Great Britain

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Address: Great Western Dockyard | Gas Ferry Road, Bristol BS1 6TY, England
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+44 117 926 0680
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
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Step back in time when you board Brunel’s ss Great Britain. Discover the...

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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One if the best things to do in Bristol

I love it here one of my favourite places to visit in Bristol plus you pay once and can get in again all year for free so its a real bargain.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love it here one of my favourite places to visit in Bristol plus you pay once and can get in again all year for free so its a real bargain.

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Tempe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First, I'm a sucker for ships ( this was the second such attraction on this trip). As the first iron passenger ship to sail the Atlantic, this is an amazing artifact of maritime history. It has been lovingly and exhaustively restored and the entire visit was wonderful. Even though I didn't have children in tow, I can speak to how... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The way the ship is set apparently floating in the dock is very clever as it still allows you to go down into the dry dock itself and look around the hull, propeller and steering gear. The attached museum gives you lots of history about the vessel which brings the visit to life. Inside the ship is a revelation considering... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice visit, specially if you like to have an experience of 1800 atmosphere. Needs a minimum of 3 hours but if could also take one full day if you would like to have a closer look at every aspect. You can also try 1800 clothes and take photos. While exploring the ship, you ll feel as if it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I remember when the sad rusting hulk was towed up the river Avon at the end of its voyage from the Falklands. I have seen her slowly restored, mast by mast. The glass around her is such a brilliant innovation much better than the horrible mess around Cutty Sark. The new visitors centre is modern and relevant for all ages... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This probably the best living history attraction I've ever been to. Superb recreation of life on board one of Great Britains finest engineering achievements. Went round in November 2016 with my wife 30 years after we first visited on our honeymoon. So impressed I took our daughters,18 (currently studying at Bristol University) and 13. Both absolutely loved it. 18 year... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyable afternoon for myself and five year old, interesting well laid out with good cafe and gift shop.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Caught the ferry to the SS Great Britain from Temple Meads. The entrance fee, with concession and discount, was £12 each, and worth every penny. We spent a couple of hours looking over this famous vessel, as well as visiting the museum alongside it. The latter contains numerous interesting exhibits and interactive displays which makes it an ideal place for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to go! There is so much to see! I spent two hours here and I didn't feel like I have enough time trying to look at everything. Good place for everyone to visit!

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Frimley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We felt transported whilst using the audio guide around this ship. Well worth a visit. Also interesting to see this ship in dry dock.

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