Brunel's S S Great Britain

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  • Address: Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Rd, Bristol BS1 6TY, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1179260680
  • Ticket Price: 14 GBP
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Exhibition

Brunel's ss Great Britain is a museum like no other and operates in an actual ship; the ship was a former passenger Steamship. The museum is one of Bristol’s most famous one attractions and sees a lot of tourists all the year round. The ship turned museum was the biggest passenger ship from 1845 to 1854 and today is one of the major attractions in the area.

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  • Child(5 - 17 year olds)-8 British pounds
  • Students- 11 British Pounds
  • Senior (aged 60 and over)-13 British pounds

  • Buses from Maritime Museum (SW-bound) can be taken to near the destination.
  • Rentals and taxis are also available.

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  • Brunel's S S Great Britain Address: Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Rd, Bristol BS1 6TY, United Kingdom
  • Brunel's S S Great Britain Contact Number: +44-1179260680
  • Brunel's S S Great Britain Timing: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Brunel's S S Great Britain Price: 14 GBP
  • Best time to visit Brunel's S S Great Britain(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Brunel's S S Great Britain: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Bristol include Brunel's S S Great Britain in their plan

  • 65.85% of people start their Brunel's S S Great Britain visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Brunel's S S Great Britain

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

90.6% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Brunel's S S Great Britain

People normally club together At-Bristol Science Centre and M Shed, Princes Wharf while planning their visit to Brunel's S S Great Britain.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • 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!

  • 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.

  • DISAPPOINTING ATTITUDES Date of visit: December 2018 The attraction itself is great, very nicely done. However what my 12-year-old daughter had most been looking forward to was the Go Aloft experience where you can climb up the rigging to a viewing deck. This sounded like a lot of fun and I had planned to do it with her. We were early and were told this part of the attraction opened at midday. Having been round the rest of the ship, we waited an extra half an hour in the cafe specifically to be able to 'Go Aloft'. Was about to pay for the tickets when the instructor stepped up to say we would not be able to do it because we wore headscarves. The only explanation was that having something round our necks was a risk as it 'could get caught'. There was no real explanation why this was any different to having on a polo neck. Note that our headscarves are not like long woolly scarves but are firmly secured and do not flap around. Note that a helmet would easily fit over them and that we would have been happy to knot them even more securely if necessary. Note that we have been on a variety of helmet-needing attractions with them on, including climbing the O2, indoor skydiving, the ArcelorMittal Orbit slide; my daughter has also been on a number of adventure holidays including abseiling and climbing Jacob's Ladder (similar to this ship's rigging). Not one of these places had ever mentioned that wearing a headscarf was a safety risk. I waited to speak to the duty manager. The manager spoke with me for a while then went and spoke with the instructor. After this discussion he said that loosening our scarves around our neck might be an option (so that our necks were uncovered) - surely it's more dangerous having a _loosely_ tied scarf?!! I still could not understand why having something securely tied around my neck was any more at risk of 'catching' on the rigging than any other item of clothing. He could not answer this but said he had to defer to the instructor, of course citing Health and Safety. If headscarves have not been an issue for other similar attractions I think there is an error in reasoning here. I suggest SS Great Britain leaves the history below decks and brings their attitudes into the 21st century.

  • The ship itself is a perfect mix of original in poor condition and restored showing its heyday. The guides are friendly and informative. The museum is so extensive it needs plenty of time or another visit. As ever going on a quiet day made for a better experience. Highly recommended.

  • Beautiful ship with a good coffee shop! I have only seen it at night, and it was lovely. The parking is very reasonable and the coffee shop is well stocked. Would say it's a great half day out, and ship has plenty of books and crannies to explore. Tells you plenty of history and stories behind the ship, so great for a little light education!

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