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February Half Term at SS Great Britain

Brunel's SS Great Britain, Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, BS1 6TY

Tel: +44 (0)117 926 0680

February Half Term at SS Great Britain


Rats, Tales & Trails, it's February half term aboard Brunel's SS Great Britain!

Discover the life of a ship rat in a range of family-friendly activities, including the chance to hold a real-life rat, courtesy of the team at Bristol Zoo. All activities are included in the price of general admission, meaning valid ticket holders* can enjoy a free return visit and join in all the fun. See below for what’s coming up:

Hide & Squeak!
10am - 4.30pm,
Saturday 18 – Sunday 24 February
Delve into the deepest nooks and crannies of the SS Great Britain and search for six squeaky stowaways. Find out more about rats on board during the SS Great Britain's voyages as you tour the ship in this family-friendly trail.

Rat Mask Making
11am - 4pm,
Saturday 18 – Sunday 24 February
Decorate your own rat mask in this fun workshop in the First Class Dining Saloon, then scurry your way around the decks as a ship rat - but make sure to watch out for the ship's cat!

Rat’s Tales
11am, 12pm & 2pm,
Saturday 18 – Sunday 24 February
Settle down on the Promenade Deck to hear tales of rodent mischief on board. With hilarious hijinks and laugh out loud moments, these stories are taken from diaries and accounts by the real passengers and crew that travelled on the SS Great Britain.

The Rodent Roadshow
11.30am & 1.30pm,
Monday 18 – Friday 22 February
Pet a real-life rat and discover more about these fascinating animals in a 20-minute workshop, in partnership with Bristol Zoo.


*Standard tickets provide free, unlimited return visits for up to one year after the date of first visit.


10.00am - 4.30pm


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