Discover the ship that changed the world.

We are excited to welcome you back to Brunel’s SS Great Britain! We are now open, our current opening times are Thursday - Sunday 10am - 6pm. For October half-term (Saturday 24 October - Sunday 1 November) we will be open everyday from 10am - 5pm. From 2 November we are open Thursday - Sunday, 10am – 4.30pm.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you for a terrific day out. You will need to buy your tickets online and choose a time and date you would like to visit. Plan your visit here.

We have made comprehensive and thorough preparations to enable us to open safely to visitors. Our staff and volunteers will look after you on your visit and ensure that physical distancing and visitor flow is managed carefully.

Our priority is to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit. We are carefully managing visitor numbers on site, so that everyone has plenty of space to explore the ship and museums safely. If you are a member, an existing ticket holder, or are buying a ticket online, please book a time and date for your visit.

Thank you for your patience and support. We can’t wait to see you!

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