Welcome to Brunel Square

Ahoy! Welcome to Brunel Square. You’re just metres away from the SS Great Britain, which is one of Brunel’s most stunning achievements and also happens to be Bristol’s No.1 Attraction.*

There’s so much to do and see on a day out here. You’ll meet Victorians, climb into a bunk, get up close to the ship’s original hull and uncover the mind behind its engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Keep your eyes and ears (and nose!) open as you’re immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of a 19th century voyage and when you return to present day, don’t forget to browse for the perfect souvenir in our gift shop or stop for a well-earned cup of tea and a cake in the Harbourside Kitchen.

Read on for opening times, what’s on and suggested itineraries to help you make the most of your day out.

*TripAdvisor 2023.

Opening times & tickets

Opening Times

  • SPRING/SUMMER

    TIMES

    March 2024 – 26 October 2024

    Please note that we are CLOSED on Monday except for bank holidays and during school holidays.

    Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

  • AUTUMN/WINTER

    TIMES

    27 October 2024 – March 2025

    Please note that we are CLOSED on Monday except for bank holidays and during school holidays.

    Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm

Tickets to Brunel’s SS Great Britain

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Harbourside Kitchen

Our cafe is open 8.30am to 5pm, Monday – Friday and 9:30am to 5pm on weekends. Take in stunning harbour views while enjoying a cream tea, delicious lunch and tasty treats.
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Itineraries

90 minute highlights

Short on time? View our 90 minute itinerary.
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Full day out

Don’t want to miss a thing? View our itinerary for a full day out at Brunel’s SS Great Britain.
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What’s On

More on Brunel Square

Gift shop

Visit our beautiful bricks-and-mortar shop to find the perfect gift or souvenir.
Browse online

Boat trips

Our neighbours at Bristol Packet offer fantastic boat trips around Bristol’s historic harbour.
Bristol Packet website