Afternoon Taster Tickets

We’ve launched Afternoon Taster Tickets for Bristolians, to give you a flavour of all we have to offer for half the price of a usual visitor ticket.

Book here or read on for more information. Please note the tickets are only available online.


Brunel’s SS Great Britain is so much more than a ship, and we’re not just for tourists. We’ve been in the heart of Bristol since her homecoming in 1970, which many locals will remember, and have grown from a beached wreck to an award-winning attraction spanning an immersive dry dock, a historic dockyard, two interactive museums and the SS Great Britain herself.

As a charity, we care for the SS Great Britain along with collections comprising 70,000 objects and artefacts in the two museums and the archives. But we’re also proud to support our city through community engagement and specialist education programmes.

Supporting our city

Find out more about how we support the Bristol community, from Golden Tickets to our Future Brunels programme.
What we do


These special half price tickets provide full access while continuing to support the charitable work of the Trust. They must be booked online and are only valid from 2pm on the date you book. However, at the end of your visit you can upgrade your ticket to a full-year ticket simply by paying the difference.

This allows you the opportunity to come back and explore anything you ran out of time for on your taster visit as many times as you like for a year. Just chat to a member of staff and they’d be happy to help you upgrade.

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Remember – the Afternoon Taster Tickets are limited and only available online!
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