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50 years back home in Bristol

Photographer: Marion Morrison, South American Pictures

Join us throughout the year as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the SS Great Britain's return to Bristol. The extraordinary rescue and 8,000-mile homecoming journey is a story of optimism and achieving success against the odds. Today, the SS Great Britain is the centrepiece of the award-winning visitor attraction, surrounded by two museums in her historic dockyard.

Photo above shows the SS Great Britain being guided over the pontoon Mulus III. Photographer: Marion Morrison, South American Pictures.

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Discover our two-part outdoor photography exhibition. Get an exclusive digital look with insights from our exhibition curators:

Delve into the rescue and homecoming story:

Find out about the salvage crew through Lego with Curators Joanna and Nick:

Coming soon
Our outdoor photography exhibition ‘Falklands to Bristol: an extraordinary journey’ will open on Brunel Square as soon as we are out and about again enjoying leisure pursuits, and will be free to see until 6 September. See dramatic photos of the homecoming alongside an exhibition on Falkland Islands life today, giving a flavour of the place from where the SS Great Britain set off on her remarkable homecoming journey 50 years ago.

Thank you
We are grateful to the Falkland Islands Government for supporting the photography exhibition. And to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Lottery Players for supporting the 50th anniversary programme.


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