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Opening times

Tickets to Brunel's SS Great Britain include free unlimited return visits for a year (excluding group tickets, schools, or venue hire guests).

  • Children aged 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Access to the Brunel Institute is free - see below for details

Brunel's SS Great Britain opening times

  • Open every day, except 24 and 25 Dec and the second Monday in Jan (8 Jan 2018)

Autumn/Winter opening times

  • 30 October 2017 - March 2018
  • Open: 10:00am to 4:30pm
  • Last entry: 3:30pm (one hour before closing)

Spring/Summer opening times

  • Open: 10:00am to 5:30pm
  • Last entry: 4:30pm (one hour before closing)

Brunel Institute opening times

  • The Brunel Institute has separate opening times to Brunel's SS Great Britain
Mondays Closed
Tuesdays Open 10:30am to 4:30pm (closed 26 Dec)
Wednesdays Open 10:30am to 4:30pm (closed 27 Dec)
Thursdays Open 10:30am to 4:30pm (closed 28 Dec)
Fridays Open 10:30am to 4:30pm (closed 14 Apr and 29 Dec)
Saturdays Open the first two Saturdays of each month, 10:30am to 4:30pm
Sundays Closed


Christmas Opening times

  • Over the Christmas period the Brunel Institute will be closed between 24 Dec 2017 and 1 Jan 2018, re-opening on 2 Jan 2018.

How to access the Brunel Institute

  • Access to the Brunel Institute is free of charge and no ticket is required
  • Please bring a form of identification with you which shows your current address (This could be a driving licence or utility bill which is less than three months old but mobile phone bills are not acceptable)
  • You don’t need to book but if you are visiting in order to see a particular object or section of the collections, please inform the Curator in advance
  • We are currently undertaking exciting conservation work for our new national Brunel museum and some of our objects are currently offsite. 

Dockyard Café Bar opening times

  • The Dockyard Café Bar is located alongside Brunel’s SS Great Britain
  • Open every day of the year, except 24 and 25 Dec and the second Monday in Jan (8 Jan 2018)

Spring/Summer opening times

  • Open: 9.30am to 6pm

Autumn/Winter opening times

  • Open: 9.30am to 4:30pm

Go Aloft! opening times

  • Go Aloft! is open every weekend from 12 Midday to 4pm (last climb 3.45pm).