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Brunel's SS Great Britain

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Address: Great Western Dockyard | Gas Ferry Road, Bristol BS1 6TY, England
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+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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Everybody must go at least once

Everybody must go at least once, this was my third visit, I find the experience fascinating, Brunel was a genius and the show confirms it

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Everybody must go at least once, this was my third visit, I find the experience fascinating, Brunel was a genius and the show confirms it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arrived early Saturday morning and didn't realise we had spent all morning there. The museum is really interesting but SS Great Britain is just amazing.

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Thank Kate K
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 472 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

History of the ship and everything as it is happened that time perfectly presented with sound effects and even smells! Great, but bit of expensive - £14.

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Thank Prem K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect but got drawn into the wealth of history surrounding Bristol and Brunel-definitely worth a trip

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Buy a ticket that lasts a whole year. Fantastic way to learn history. enter by dockyard, dry dock,then museum before going onto the ship You can dress in period costume Extra activities for children in school holidays. learn all about the ships voyages, the crew, the passengers. onboard, see the dining room, kitchens, cabins made up, steerage area. All fascinating... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Superbly presented ship, a wealth of interesting visual displays and a huge amount to learn and enjoy. Good café , easy parking and very helpful staff

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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love it here one of my favourite places to visit in Bristol plus you pay once and can get in again all year for free so its a real bargain.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First, I'm a sucker for ships ( this was the second such attraction on this trip). As the first iron passenger ship to sail the Atlantic, this is an amazing artifact of maritime history. It has been lovingly and exhaustively restored and the entire visit was wonderful. Even though I didn't have children in tow, I can speak to how... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The way the ship is set apparently floating in the dock is very clever as it still allows you to go down into the dry dock itself and look around the hull, propeller and steering gear. The attached museum gives you lots of history about the vessel which brings the visit to life. Inside the ship is a revelation considering... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice visit, specially if you like to have an experience of 1800 atmosphere. Needs a minimum of 3 hours but if could also take one full day if you would like to have a closer look at every aspect. You can also try 1800 clothes and take photos. While exploring the ship, you ll feel as if it is... More 

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