Brunel's SS Great Britain

Great Western Dockyard, Bristol, BS1 6TY

Tel: +44 (0)117 926 0680

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Brunel's SS Great Britain

Guide Prices

Fantastic day delegate rates
Brunel's SS Great Britain offers you a state-of-the-art conference and events space, as well as the chance to explore this iconic Victorian ship. The 120 capacity Viridor Theatre and 250 capacity Great Eastern Hall includes all AV equipment and a full guided tour, in the incredibly reasonable day delegate package rate of £38.00+VAT. These spaces have dual projection, plasma screen, WIFI throughout, DVD, CD, MP3 and simple 'plug and go' inputs for all presentational requirements.


Brunel's SS Great Britain has been lovingly restored to her former glory, offering only the best in quality, atmosphere and service. The world's first luxury liner is a multi-award-winning venue for non-residential conferences, corporate and private functions, weddings and civil partnerships. Steeped in history, the ship makes a stunning and memorable setting at the heart of Bristol’s harbour. The neighbouring conference space, The Brunel Institute, hosts stunning views onto the historic steamship and offers up-to-date, flexible and modern facilities, with easy access, excellent transport links and good car and coach parking, within an historic dockyard setting. Clients are supported with excellent award-winning event management and customer service, and promotional tools such as high quality images.

Brunel’s SS Great Britain and The Brunel Institute, hosts AGMs, conferences, exhibitions, client entertainment and office parties, photo shoots, as well as product, media, brand and advertising launches. With views over the harbour, Brunel’s SS Great Britain is ideal for photo opportunities.

Venue hire space on board ship include the Top Deck, the Promenade Deck, the First Class Dining Saloon and Hayward Saloon. Clients are able to hire part of the ship or have exclusive use of the entire ship. Launched by Prince Albert in 1843, admired by a young Queen Victoria and designed by one of the greatest engineers of the Victorian age, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the venue continues to inspire individuals and corporates alike.

Guests benefit from an optional guided tour, and have full freedom to explore the historic site and follow in the footsteps of Victorian passengers – from the first ‘All England Cricket Team’ to tour Australia to novelist Anthony Trollope.

As the world’s first great ocean liner, the SS Great Britain has many international links, especially with Australia, New Zealand, the USA, South Africa and the Falkland Islands. Clients include the Society of Editors, Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Champagne Mumm, and BBC Children in Need.

Further Information


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Catering by in-house Caterers
  • Restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Lift
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Close to Railway Station
  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • Booking essential

Map & Directions

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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