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Go Aloft! FAQs

A visitor climbing Go Aloft

What is Go Aloft!?

Go Aloft! is an authentic Victorian sailor experience that lets visitors climb the rigging of the SS Great Britain and walk out onto the main yard for a unique and breathtaking view of Bristol.

What are the opening times?

In the summer Go Aloft! is open daily from 12 Midday to 5pm (last climb 4.30pm). In the winter Go Aloft! is open every weekend (with the exception of the 23rd December and the first 2 weekends in January) from 12 midday until 4pm (last climb 3:45pm).

Is Go Aloft! weather dependent?

There are wind restrictions of 20mph. A Topman will let you know if there are high winds.

How many people can Go Aloft! at one time?

Two people can climb at once.

How much is Go Aloft!?

£10 per person (not included in your ticket price).

Where can I buy a ticket for Go Aloft!?

Tickets are available from the Weather Deck, which is the top deck of the ship. Please follow the signs or ask a volunteer for help.

Do you offer group bookings?

We offer special combined attraction entry and Go Aloft! ticket rates for pre-booked groups of 10 or more. Adult tickets are £18 and child's tickets are £13. To make your booking and begin planning your visit please call 0117 926 0680.

Is there an age restriction?

You must be at least 10 years old to climb.

Is there a height restriction?

For safety reasons, there is a minimum height of 1.4 metres.

Is there a weight restriction?

There is a maximum weight of 18 stone/ 114kg.

Are there refunds if I decide I don’t want to climb?

There are no refunds for Go Aloft!

Is it possible to buy a ticket for Go Aloft! without purchasing a ticket for Brunel’s SS Great Britain?

No, you must have a ticket for Brunel’s SS Great Britain to purchase Go Aloft! tickets.