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Victorian Christmas Weekend at SS Great Britain

Add Victorian Christmas Weekend at SS Great Britain to your Itinerary

Victorian Christmas Weekend at SS Great Britain


Step back in time as Brunel’s SS Great Britain is transformed into a Dickensian, winter scene complete with a beautifully decorated dockyard, Victorian characters and even falling snow!

Meet Victorian Characters
10am - 4.30pm,
Included in the price of admission

Experience the hustle and bustle of a 19th century dockside as Charles Dickens and the Ragged Victorians share their colourful stories with a seasonal twist. 

Make your own Victorian Christmas card
11am - 4.30pm, 
​Included in the price of admission

Join the family craft workshop and make your own traditional Victorian Christmas cards to send to loved ones.

Christmas carol singing
12.30pm & 2pm,
​Included in the price of admission

Local choirs will be singing traditional Christmas Carols in various locations around the ship and Dockyard.

Meet Mr. Brunel
10am - 4.30pm,
​Included in the price of admission

Look for and meet the original Iron Man around the ship and be sure to remind him that it's Christmas!

Festive food and drink
9.30am - 4.30pm,
Harbourside Kitchen will be stocked with festive flavours including minced pies and mulled wine.

GO ALOFT! Climb the rigging
12pm - 4pm,
£10 per person

Now open every weekend throughout winter, climb the SS Great Britain’s huge mainmast for one of the best views of Bristol. Ascend the rigging to a viewing platform at over 26m above ground level and even step out over the harbour on the main yard.

Shop for seasonal gifts
Visit the Gift Shop for a treasure trove of stocking-fillers and Victorian-style gift ideas from wooden toys to books and Bristol Blue Glass.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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Public Transport Directions

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


Great Western Dockyard
Gas Ferry Road

Tel: +44 (0)117 926 0680

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