Discover the ship that changed the world.

We are closed. In order to support efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus, we have closed our dockyard gates for a little while (except to feed the ship’s cat).

During this challenging time, with families looking for ways to spend time together, we will bring our incredible stories and fun interactive resources into your homes through our 'Stuff To Do At Home' page and social media. Find out more

The current crisis is having a huge impact on us as a charity. Our site has closed to visitors, but we continue to look after SS Great Britain and our unique and irreplaceable collections although the vast majority of income has ceased.

Please support us now by buying a ticket to visit later or donating. We are celebrating the rescue and return of the ship, 50 years ago to Bristol. Please help ensure she spends another 50 years with us all.

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