Dry Dock

All days;

Free with admission

Head below the ‘glass sea’ for incredible views of the SS Great Britain in her original dry dock which dates back to the 1830s.

The huge covered space and modern technology protect the fragile iron hull, keeping the air as arid as the Arizona Desert. You can walk all the way around the ship for a truly unique experience, getting up close to the hull and the screw propeller which made the SS Great Britain one of the most innovative ships in the world. Try designing your own ship in our ‘Full Steam Ahead’ game, developed in partnership with Aardman Animations.