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Brunel's SS Great Britain

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Brunel's SS Great Britain


One of the most important historic ships in the world, Brunel's SS Great Britain is bursting with family-fun activities. Discover the greatest innovation of the Victorian age and explore the ship that changes the way we travel today.

Go below deck. Meet Victorian characters. Grip the rope as you climb the rigging. See the engine come to life. Smell the food in the kitchens. Hear stories from the past and step inside the brilliant mind of Brunel.

There are a wide range of activities throughout the year, from a special Halloween evening to curator-led talks plus a Dickensian, Christmas Weekend and a Victorian circus extravaganza.

To find out more, visit the Brunel's SS Great Britain website, social media channels or pick up a leaflet.

Tickets are valid for a whole year. Visit the website for full details



  • Gift Shop

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • Celebrity connection
  • Film or TV location
  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor Attraction


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On Bus Route


  • Restaurant

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates

Establishment Features

  • Air-conditioning throughout
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Event Venue
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Saturday tours 2pm
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Saturday tours 2pm

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit

Guide Prices

Concession include: Seniors aged 60 and over; unemployed; Registered disabled (companion/assistant free entry), students aged 18 and over. Appropriate and valid identification must be provided.

Children aged 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

With every ticket one year FREE return visits!

Special Offers

  • Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

    The offer:Treat your mum this Mother's Day to a Victorian afternoon tea within the elegance and sophistication of the First Class Dining Saloon at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

    Tuck into tiers of classic sandwiches filled with smoked salmon and cucumber, fruit scones with Somerset butter smothered in clotted cream and preserve, and cakes including Victoria sponge and lemon drizzle which are all baked on board by their resident baker. Top off the afternoon with a classic Bellini (Belle Bellini for children).

    Tickets include day access to the ship so they advise you arrive a couple of hours before the start to explore the ship and to take full advantage of your ticket.

    Adult £25, Child (17 yrs and under) £15, Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £70

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the SS Great Britain website.

    Offer link: Mother's Day


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • E17gardener
    London, United Kingdom
    Excellent all round
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 24th March 2017
    The story of the ship and the beautiful reconstruction are enough in themselves but what sets this apart from other attractions of this sort is the attention to detail (reading the fascinating... Read full review
  • Ian R
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 23rd March 2017
    Gave a good feeling of how it was built. Good attention to detail. still a work in progress so would come back again. suspect it can be hired out for a private party that would be fum Read full review
  • Myra N
    Huntingdon, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Superb attraction for wheelchair users
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 23rd March 2017
    Very well planned informative visit, with relevant sounds and smells. Almost every part of the ship was accessible Read full review
Great Western Dockyard
Gas Ferry Road

Tel: +44 (0)117 926 0680

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  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS


  • Visit EnglandCode of Practice Code of Practice 2011
  • Regional and Miscellaneous Rough Guide to Accessible Britain - Best Heritage Venue 2010
  • Regional and Miscellaneous British Travel Awards Best Theme Park / Visitor Attraction - Silver 2009
  • Visit England Enjoy England - Outstanding Customer Service of the Year 2009
  • Visit England Enjoy England Business Tourism Award 2010

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* 10am - 5.30pm (April to October)
10am - 4.30pm (November to March)
Last ticket sales are one hour before closing

Open every day, except 24 and 25 Dec and the second Monday in Jan

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