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Victorian Christmas Weekend

Brunel's SS Great Britain

Ragged Victorians

    Image courtesy of Steve Capewell


Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 December 2019 - BUY TICKETS ONLINE

10am - 4.30pm

Step back in time as Brunel’s SS Great Britain is transformed into a Dickensian, winter scene complete with a beautifully decorated dockyard, Victorian characters and even falling snow!

Meet Victorian Characters

Included in the price of admission

Experience the hustle and bustle of a 19th century dockside as the Ragged Victorians share their colourful stories with a seasonal twist. 

Meet Mr. Brunel

​Included in the price of admission

Look for and meet the original Iron Man around the ship and be sure to remind him that it's Christmas!

Festive food and drink

Harbourside Kitchen will be stocked with festive flavours including minced pies and mulled wine.

Go Aloft! Climb the Rigging

12pm - 4pm

£10 per person, free for under 18s

Now open every weekend throughout winter, climb the SS Great Britain’s huge mainmast for one of the best views of Bristol. Ascend the rigging to a viewing platform at over 26m above ground level and even step out over the harbour on the main yard. Find out more

Shop for Seasonal Gifts

Visit the Gift Shop for a treasure trove of stocking-fillers and Victorian-style gift ideas from wooden toys to books and Bristol Blue Glass.


Admission to our Victorian Christmas Weekend is included in our usual ticket admission. Tickets to Brunel's SS Great Britain include free unlimited return visits for a year (excluding group tickets, schools, or venue hire guests).

Getting here

Brunel's SS Great Britain is located on the harbourside on Gas Ferry Road and is accessable by foot, ferry, train and road. Click here to plan your journey.