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1. SS Great Britain, Bristol

Top 10 ten places to visit in South West England - Bristol and Somerset

SS Great Britain, Bristol

Launched in 1843 by legendary Victorian Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the SS Great Britain was over 100 feet longer than her rivals  and the first screw propelled, ocean going, wrought iron ship, with a top speed of 12 knots.

Today you can visit the now fully restored ship which sits in the original dry dock where she was built, complete with a new re-construction of the original engine which was an engineering wonder of the age. Explore the cabins and quarters where passengers and crew slept and see the historic collection of objects and artifacts. 
 
SS Great Britain Address:   
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Great Western Dockyard
Gas Ferry Road
Bristol
BS1 6TY
England, UK

SS Great Britain Opening Times:
March 26th to October 31st, Daily, 10.00 am to 5.30 pm, (Last entry 5.00 pm)
November 1st to March 25th, Daily, 10.00 am to 4.30 pm, (Last entry 3.30 pm)
Closed on December 24th, 25th and 10th January.

SS Great Britain Admission:
Adult £11.95
Concessions £9.50
Students aged 17 £5.95
Children £5.95
Children age 4 years and under Free
Family (2 adults with 2 or 3 children) £32.00
Grandparent Ticket (2 seniors with 2 or 3 children) £30.00
Mini Family Ticket (1 adult with 2 or 3 children) £21.00
Mini Grandparent Family Ticket (1 senior with 2 or 3 children) £20.50

These tickets permit free return visits for 12 months - please keep your tickets in a safe place as replacements cannot be issued.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please help the SS Great Britain reclaim the tax on your ticket by signing the Gift Aid form at the Ticket Office when you visit.

T  24 hour Information Line +44 (0)117 929 1843
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