Step onboard the most extraordinary time machine. Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the world’s first great ocean liner, is Bristol’s no.1 attraction and is not one to be missed! Go ‘underwater’ for a unique and magnificent view of the ship below the beautiful glass sea; investigate the Riggers’ Yard and the Great Western Dockyard, test your skills with interactive displays and choose from a selection of fascinating audio companions- there is something for everybody at Brunel’s ss Great Britain.
Brunel’s SS Great Britain tells the incredible story of one of Britain’s greatest engineers and one of the most important ships in maritime history. In 1970, the SS Great Britain Project brought the rusting shell of the SS Great Britain home from the Falkland Islands, braving 8,000 miles of a stormy sea, in an attempt to save it from ruin and keep its story alive. That ‘project’ became the SS Great Britain Trust, and today they continue to care for the ship and Brunel collections for the good of everybody, for all time.