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Visit Brunel's SS Great Britain

Brunel’s SS Great Britain is currently closed due to the UK national lockdown. We look forward to welcoming you back when we can reopen safely and are allowed to do so.

We are a charity that is privileged to look after the SS Great Britain and Brunel's legacy, find out how you can help support us during this time.

Please do check that you are complying with government guidelines before visiting us. 

We are looking forward to seeing you and have put in place thorough measures to open safely, and ensure that everyone has a fantastic experience.

To visit once we are able to fully re-open the site later in 2021, you will need to buy tickets online in advance. Tickets to Brunel's SS Great Britain include free unlimited return visits for one year.

If you already have a valid admission ticket, gift ticket or membership, you must pre-book a timeslot for every visit you want to make (one for every person who is visiting).

Gift tickets are available here.

If you have recently purchased a ticket, please visit our ticket enquiries page for extension information.

Our staff will:

  • Look after you on your visit and ensure that physical distancing and visitor flow is managed carefully.
  • Ensure toilet facilities are safely accessed and regularly and thoroughly cleaned.
  • Sanitise the site regularly, paying special attention to high contact areas.

We kindly ask all visitors to:

  • Buy tickets online in advance. If you already have a valid admission ticket, gift ticket or membership, you must pre-book a date/time for every visit you want to make (one for every person who is visiting). You can arrive at any point within your 30 minute slot.
  • Sanitise your hands on arrival.
  • Maintain a safe distance between your bubble and others, and please supervise children. Be patient if there is some additional queuing.
  • Wear a face covering while inside the site’s indoor spaces including our two museums, the ship, the dry dock and our shop.
  • Please follow all signage, and any directions given to you by our staff and volunteers, and treat them with respect.
  • Pay by card rather than cash.
  • Have a great day out!

Remember, for the safety of everyone, please do not visit if you’re feeling unwell. You can always rebook for another time to enjoy a visit.

Further information is provided in our FAQ section, about what to expect on your visit.

Thank you for your patience and support over the last few months. We have missed you!


You will need to purchase your ticket online in advance if you don’t already have a valid ticket or membership.

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If you are a member or have a valid ticket, you will need to pre-book a slot for every visit you want to make.

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If you’re unable to come along at the time you’ve booked, please let us know the details of the booking so we can reallocate the space to someone else.

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Further information about what to expect on your visit.

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