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Address: Great Western Dockyard | Gas Ferry Road, Bristol BS1 6TY, England
Phone Number: +44 117 926 0680
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Step back in time when you board Brunel’s ss Great Britain. Discover the...

Step back in time when you board Brunel’s 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 world’s first great ocean liner.

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Excellent value and tour

Visited towards end of November and enjoyed an excellent, informative and evocative couple of hours around the SS Great Britain. The combination of the ship, museum and dry dock... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Wroughton, United Kingdom
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Wroughton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited towards end of November and enjoyed an excellent, informative and evocative couple of hours around the SS Great Britain. The combination of the ship, museum and dry dock gives a good insight into the life and times of a previous era. You don't need to be a particular expert or historical "geek" to be able to spend a very... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I last came here in about 1976, just a few years after the SS Great Britain was shipped back from the Falkland Islands. Then, it was little more than an empty hulk, but now they have completely recreated the interior, and put in a very novel underwater dry dock. Very interesting afternoon out, and the exhibits were really brought to... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not being very interested in this kind of attraction I was presently suprised at how interesting this attraction was. Also it was nice that areas were not all roped off and you could walk around freely. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So much to see and do - and very immersive. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip with nieces and nephews. We'll be going back.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a superb attraction! A stunning interactive museum and exhibition, showing the SS Great Britain in all her glory. Access to all areas - step back in time with the sight, sound and smell (yes, smell) of life on board a steam ship in the 1850's.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

History that's brought to life. A must for a visit to Bristol. Money well spent. A joy for all ages where they mix fun with history.

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Bournemouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an amazing place to visit. Once you pay for your ticket you can use it for a whole year. There is so much to see from the hull, to the history, to dressing up for period photos, to the deck and inside of the ship. Models and sound accompany your viewing pleasure to give authenticity. This is a marvellous... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was going to this with our family and it was a great experience from our grandparents to teenagers. They all had a great time.

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Chard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time exploring the ship and seeing the way they would have travelled in the 18 hundreds across the Atlantic or to Australia the galley real impressed me with the 'Live' stock in the cupboards. The engine was in bits while we were there so could not see it running may be next time we visit as... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the fist time I have visited the SS Great Britain, having gone as far as the entrance on previous trips but not had time to go in. This time I managed and was more than pleasantly surprised. The descent into the dry dock to walk round the keel of the ship was interesting, although there was not much... More 

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