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Autism Friendly Early Opening

Brunel's SS Great Britain

Saturday 23 March 2019

8.30am - 10am

£5 admission, free for carers

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Join us for an early opening of Brunel’s SS Great Britain to explore the ship and Dockyard Museum in a relaxed setting.


This event is designed for families and individuals with autism, learning disabilities and sensory and communication disorders. The early opening will allow you to enjoy all the activities available at your own pace, without the usual crowds.

We understand that our visitor attraction can sometimes be challenging for visitors with SEND conditions. In this event, loud and surprising sounds and flashing screens or lights will be turned off to make the site as accessible as possible. There will also be a quiet room available, and our friendly staff will always be on hand if you have any questions or need help.

The event will run from 8.30am - 10am. You're welcome to stay on site after we open to the public at 10am, when the Being Brunel museum will also be open. Please note that at this time, the site will open as usual with sounds, smells and low lighting.

If you would like to come back after the event to visit or attend future Autism Friendly events, you can upgrade your ticket to an Annual Ticket for an extra £5 (available on the day of your next visit from the Front Desk). See our FAQs for more information.

Buy tickets online