Guided Tours

Brunel’s SS Great Britain is one of the most important historic ships in the world. When she was launched in 1843 she was called ‘the greatest experiment since the Creation’.

Tour the entire ship with one of our knowledgeable volunteer tour guides. You can discover how Isambard Kingdom Brunel revolutionised travel, setting new standards in engineering, reliability and speed that changed the world.

You will also hear stories about the crew and passengers who sailed on this remarkable ship and her return to the very dock she was built in.

It is £45 per tour for a maximum of 20 people on top of your admission cost for one hour on board. For more information or to add a guided tour to an existing booking, please contact our Bookings Team on 0117 926 0680 or email

Please note that we require a minimum of 2 weeks notice for tours and they are subject to availability as they are very popular.