Bristol: Brunel's SS Great Britain Experience Entry Ticket

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Step aboard Bristol's iconic SS Great Britain and journey back to 1843. Explore the impressive ship, its two museums, and experience the life of its passengers through immersive exhibits.

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  • Journey back to the 1840s as you explore the restored SS Great Britain
  • Explore the distinct the class-divided decks and impressive engine room
  • Learn about the genius of Isambard Brunel and marvel his engineering
  • Discover the personal stories of passangers who traveled aboard the liner
  • Wander through Bristol's Historic Waterfront and visit the two museums


Begin your journey by stepping onto Brunel's SS Great Britain, a marvel of maritime history that revolutionized travel, nestled in the very dry dock where it was constructed. This experience offers a unique glimpse into the past across two dedicated museums and the ship itself. As you explore, immerse yourself in the ship's rich story and the genius of its creator, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The restoration brings history to life, from the engine room with Brunel's original 1000hp engine to the upper deck, meticulously recreated to its 1845 grandeur. Here, you'll witness the distinct class divisions of the era, from the luxurious first-class areas to the humble steerage quarters. The journey continues as you discover the personal stories of those who traveled on this great liner. From Allan Gilmour's diary entries to the extraordinary tale of Teres Carrol, each narrative adds depth to your experience. The First Class Dining Saloon, animated with the voices of past passengers, offers an auditory feast, transporting you to the golden age of sea travel. End your visit with a stroll on the historic Bristol waterfront, where the SS Great Britain sits proudly, a testament to engineering ingenuity and historical significance.


Entry tickets to SS Great Britain Access to two museums Engine room visit Upper deck access

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