Brunel's SS Great Britain, Bristol

4.8
Discover what it was like to travel aboard the world’s first great ocean liner, Brunel's SS Great Britain, launched in 1843 as the longest and largest vessel of its time. The ship was designed for service between Bristol and New York, and was the first iron steamer to cross the Atlantic. Today, this historic ship serves as a museum and an award-winning tourist attraction, with over 150,000 visitors every year. Stroll the decks, peep inside the luxury cabins of first-class passengers, walk through the busy kitchens, and go beneath the waterline to see the world’s oldest iron hull. Be sure to visit the Dockyard Museum to learn about the ship’s service as luxury liner, emigrant steam clipper, and sailing ship transporting coal to San Francisco. To visit Brunel's SS Great Britain on your holiday in Bristol, and find out what else Bristol has to offer, use our Bristol trip maker tool .
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  • A unique historic ship which will be interesting to all ages. The restoration is superb, and the below decks and cabins have been fitted out to show what life aboard was like, both for first class and...  more »
  • What a lovely experience stepping on board the s,s. Great Britain ship. Walking around the ship there is plenty to do and see . If you wear the earphones you got a commentary on each place you visit. ...  more »
  • We loved this place. Even though you may think it is a bit expensive (£17 per person), it is an entrance for a whole year. It is well done and the vibe is amazing. It is a place to go more than once.  more »
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  • Its fairly dear, but its well worth a visit. Well preserved with nearby parking, attentive, knowledgeable staff and a cute gift shop. Nearby area is great to walk around as well with lots of places to eat within a short radius. I've also been lucky enough to have a Christmas party here, this is a great venue for 100/200 odd staff. The catering is great and its a really unique place to have a party, great staff as well!
  • Brilliant attraction, plenty to see, laid out very well, nice interactive parts to keep children, and adults, amused. Disabled access was fantastic, far better than other attractions of its type. Bonus that the ticket lasts a year so we will return to see what we ran out of time for to begin with. Cafe offering wasn't great, I'm sure that they could do more here. Shop was good with prices being fairly reasonable. Staff were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
  • We expected far less from our visit than we actually got. The ship and all the history (old and new) is all very interesting and presented in a fun and informative way. We arrived around midday, didn't get to see and do everything, and left just as they were closing. We were in a group of 5 adults of varying ages, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visit. It's almost a certainty that we will return to Bristol within the year, and if we do, we will make use of the 1 year tickets again.
  • So wonderful to see how the old ship has been preserved. Very good layout of the site and pretty much accessible to all. The amount that has been achieved is amazing. It does cost quite a lot but I think it is worth it, and you can visit again for the year, free of charge.
  • Loved it. Staff friendly and very helpful. Lots of things to see and do. I loved the fact that every now and again if u touched something or passed something it would start talking as if u were part of the ship's company. Even has different smells for different places. Some good some not so. But all in keeping with the ship. I did the gold rush talk which was really interesting and informative. I spent a good 3 hours there. And ticket is valid for a whole year.
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