VIP Experience Day

July 16 2024



Experience the SS Great Britain in style on our one-of-a-kind VIP Experience. On this exclusive visit you will get closer to the SS Great Britain’s history and gain unique insights from experts in our Collections and Research team.


Your VIP experience includes:

· Special Access: Step aboard the ship before the public, and enjoy exclusive access to other areas of site including heading behind-the-scenes to hear about our world class collection in the Brunel Institute and Conservation Suite.

· Expert-led tours: Tours and conversations with our award-winning team including Director of the Brunel Institute; Head of Research; Head of Collections and Ship’s Conservation Engineer. During the day, participants can even choose an intriguing collection item to view up close with a curator, perhaps attempting to decipher some of Brunel’s notoriously complex short-hand or reading a 150-year-old passenger diary written on board.

· High-end refreshments: Coffee and pastries before the tour, a mid-morning coffee, and a sumptuous mezze-style lunch with fizz.

· Deluxe goody bag: Featuring exclusive items from the SS Great Britain Shop ranges including a hand-crafted replica peepshow of Brunel’s Thames Tunnel.

· Annual Ticket: Allowing you to visit time and time again for a whole year.

Our VIP experience is from 9am to 2pm, with further time to explore the ship, museums and dockyard at your leisure afterwards.


Please contact us to discuss custom dates that work for you if you’re considering a family or small group visit. Email
Additionally, we are running this experience on 16 July (subject to minimum numbers) which you can book online.

Please see full terms and conditions here.

Book your VIP Experience today