Ahoy, adventure seekers! Prepare to embark on a remarkable journey through time as you delve into the captivating story of Brunel’s SS Great Britain.
Discover Brunel’s Masterpiece
Built in 1843 the SS Great Britain was the World’s First Great Ocean Liner. This magnificent ship is not just a vessel of transportation, it is a testament to the indomitable spirit of human innovation and a symbol of the Victorian era’s grandeur. Set sail on a voyage of discovery and uncover the secrets and marvels that await you aboard the SS Great Britain.
A Marvel of Engineering
Step aboard the SS Great Britain, and you will find yourself in awe of the sheer brilliance of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s engineering prowess. This ship is a true marvel, a testament to Brunel’s vision and ingenuity. From its iron hull to its screw propeller, every inch of the SS Great Britain is a testament to Brunel’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of what was thought possible. It is no wonder that this ship is hailed as a landmark in maritime engineering and a source of inspiration for generations to come.
From Dreams to Reality
The birth of the SS Great Britain was no ordinary tale. It was a dream turned into reality by the visionary mind of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Designed as a luxury liner for the transatlantic voyage, the SS Great Britain was the first iron-hulled, screw-propelled steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Its maiden voyage in 1845 marked a turning point in maritime history, forever changing the way we travel across the seas. Brunel’s determination and unwavering belief in his creation brought this magnificent ship to life, and the world would never be the same again.
The Legacy Lives On: Celebrating the Enduring Spirit of SS Great Britain
Today you can see the historic ship in the original Bristol dry dock it was built in. With an immersive ship, two museums and historic dockyard, there is so much to see and do at Brunel’s SS Great Britain.
Explore the Magnificence of SS Great Britain
Enjoy a fun packed day for the whole family. Immerse yourself amongst the sights, sounds and smells of a Victorian voyage aboard the world’s first great ocean liner. Meet costumed characters, check out 42 authentic cabins and saloons, and be sure to try out the bunks for size. Uncover the mind behind the ship, Isambard Kingdom Brunel in the Being Brunel Museum.
A perfect day out for all the family!
Brunel’s SS Great Britain is the perfect day out for the whole family! Don’t miss the ship’s awe-inspiring hull in a 360° walk around the SS Great Britain’s original dry dock where she was built.
Feeling brave? Test if you have the skills to be a Victorian sailor and climb the rigging in Go Aloft!
Food and Drink
Enjoy lunch in the Harbourside Kitchen or take a packed lunch to eat at one of the onsite picnic spots (including areas covered with heaters and uncovered with harbour views).
Travelling to Brunel’s SS Great Britain
Brunel’s SS Great Britain is located at The Great Western Dockyard only a short drive from the city centre. Use the postcode BS1 6TY.
Travelling by Train
The nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads. The station is approximately 1 mile from the attraction and less than a 30 minute walk.
For information on train times and tickets see the Raileasy website.
There are lots of places to stay in Bristol. If you would like to explore some of the other attractions in the area then take a look at the self-catering cottages available from Snaptrip. There are a number of Travelodge Hotels in the vicinity of the attraction.
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