SS Great Britain Museums

SS Great Britain
Great Western Dock, Gas Ferry Road


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Step back in time when you board Brunels ss Great Britain. Discover the true stories behind the ship that changed the world.

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board for Victorian passengers and crew. Descend under water below the glass sea to touch the worlds first great ocean liner.

The ss Great Britain was a world first when she was launched in Bristol in 1843. This uniquely successful ship design brought together new technologies in a way which transformed world travel.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the most daring of the great Victorian engineers, conceived the groundbreaking combination of a screw propeller, an iron hull, and a massive 1000-horsepower steam engine.

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board!

Find out what life was like for Victorian passengers and crew, with a choice of free audio companions, from the glamour of First Class to the cramped steerage, and the heat and smell of the fully operational Engine Room.

Attraction Details

VenueSS Great Britain
AddressGreat Western Dock, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS1 6TY
Opening times10am - 5.30pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeMuseums


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