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Group visits

Bring your group to the world’s first great ocean liner.

Winner of more than 30 major tourism, heritage, conservation and access awards, Brunel’s ss Great Britain is the perfect destination for group visits.

We offer special rates for pre-booked groups of 15 or more. Or why not book a private guided tour to hear about the stories and people behind this remarkable ship?

Group visits enjoy these exclusive benefits:

  • FREE ‘meet and greet’ service subject to availability.
  • FREE admission for the group organiser and coach driver.
  • FREE drink voucher for your coach driver.
  • FREE entry for Blue Badge guides.
  • 10% off Brunel’s ss Great Britain souvenir guide books when you buy 10 or more.
  • Special group catering options (please discuss on booking).
  • Good coach parking facilities next to the ship.
  • Lift access and alternative routes for visitors with limited mobility and wheelchair users.

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What visitors say:

"Surely Bristol’s premier visitor attraction," BBC Radio 4.

"I was impressed with the parking, facilities and service of the staff on arrival and the ship caters for all ages superbly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Brunel's ss Great Britain to groups either as a visit in its own right or part of a longer stay in the city of Bristol,"
Steve Hornby, Managing Director of Success Tours.

Group lunches

Exclusive to groups over 20. 

Book lunch or afternoon tea on board the ss Great Britain. With a diverse range of menu choices from a selection of sandwiches, quiches or pies to baked on board cakes we can cater for any group, subject to availability.

Brunel Instititute Talks Programme

If you have a group keen to learn about Brunel and the ss Great Britain, we can help bring the ship to you.

Using many images from the Trust’s collection and the National Brunel Collection, our speakers give a fascinating insight into the life and work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the history of one of his greatest designs.

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Guided tour

Why not make your group visit really special and book a tour? You can discover how Isambard Kingdom Brunel revolutionised travel, setting new standards in engineering, reliability and speed, that changed the world.

Foreign Languages

Making our attraction accessible to all visitors is very important to us, especially as English may not be their first language.

Brunel's ss Great Britain now offers French, German, Spanish and Chinese translations of the visitor leaflet available to download:




How to book

Pre-booking is advisable; to make your booking and begin planning your visit please call

0117 926 0680.