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Opening times

Tickets to Brunel's SS Great Britain include free unlimited return visits for a year (excluding group tickets, schools, or venue hire guests).

  • Children aged 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Access to the Brunel Institute is free - see below for details
  • Access to our new museum, Being Brunel is included in the ticket price, a separate ticket is not required. A ticket to gain entry only to Being Brunel is not available, you will be able to visit Being Brunel as part of a visit to the whole site here at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

Brunel's SS Great Britain opening times

  • Open every day, except 24 and 25 Dec and the second Monday in January (11 January 2021). Opening times include our new museum, Being Brunel.

Autumn/Winter opening times

Monday 4 November 2019 - March 2020

  • Open: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Last entry: 3:30pm (one hour before closing)

Spring/Summer opening times

March 2020 - November 2020

  • Open: 10am to 6pm
  • Last entry: 5pm (one hour before closing)

Brunel Institute opening times

  • The Brunel Institute has separate opening times to Brunel's SS Great Britain.
Mondays Closed
Tuesdays Open 10.30am to 4.30pm 
Wednesdays Open 10.30am to 4.30pm 
Thursdays Open 10.30am to 4.30pm
Fridays Open 10.30am to 4.30pm
Saturdays Open 10.30am to 4.30pm on the first two Saturdays of every month 
Sundays Closed


How to access the Brunel Institute

  • Access to the Brunel Institute is free of charge and no ticket is required
  • Please bring a form of identification with you which shows your current address (This could be a driving licence or utility bill which is less than three months old but mobile phone bills are not acceptable)
  • If you are visiting in order to see a particular object or section of the collections, please inform the Curator in advance
  • We are currently undertaking exciting conservation work for our new national Brunel museum and some of our objects are offsite. 

Harbourside Kitchen opening times

  • The Harbourside Kitchen is located alongside Brunel’s SS Great Britain
  • Harbourside Kitchen will be closed for maintenance from 27 January - 6 February 2020 - The Dockyard café, situated by Being Brunel, will be open for visitors during this time. The kiosk outside the site will be open from 1 February 2020, serving drinks and snacks.
  • Open every day of the year, except 24 and 25 Dec and the second Monday in January (11 January 2021)

Spring/Summer opening times

  • Open: 9am to 6pm

Autumn/Winter opening times

  • Open: 9am to 4.30pm

Go Aloft! opening times

  • Go Aloft! is open every weekend from 12pm until 4pm (last climb 3:45pm).


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