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“A must-see piece of history”

Brunel's SS Great Britain
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Although quite expensive, this is an essential attraction, which is very well signposted from the outskirts of Bristol.
You get to see the dry-dock area, a very well stocked museum with lots for kids to enjoy, before getting on board ship. You have the option of a free commentary handset, and the way everything is laid out is amazing and well thought out.
Highly recommended and a step into our amazing past.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

The ticket is pricey, but is valid for a year. There were so many good points to our visit, but I especially liked the dry dock/under water experience. Clever and effective!

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Very interesting museum of sorts. Kids love the fact you roam around an old boat, kitchen, bedrooms etc etc. Great that they have added smells too.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

This is a really great attraction. I'd recommend parking somewhere like millennium square and getting one of the boats across for that added excitement. The whole museum is well laid out and you get a real sense of what being on the boat must have been like. There is also a clear commitment to preservation too which is nice to see. Great for kids who can explore the rooms and decks, and even search for the ship's cats. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jonathan P
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

This was the world's first great ocean liner to have an iron hull and steam propulsion. It was towed back to Bristol from the Falkland Islands where it had lain abandoned for many years, and restored in the dock where it was built. The restorers have done a fantastic job, enabing visitors to walk all round the ship, even beneath the waterline. The inside of the ship is fitted out as it would have been in Victorian times so you can see the first-class cabins as well as the crowded bunks of the steerage passengers. Everything is reproduced, from the food in the galley to the passengers' washing hanging up. You can imagine how the 19th century migrants travelled to Australia, while listening to eye-witness accounts of actual passengers on your audio-guide (be sure to get one!).

Thank Tony H
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