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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 (13 January 2020). Opening times include our new museum, Being Brunel.

Autumn/Winter opening times

  • November 2018 - Friday 29 March 2019
  • Open: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Last entry: 3:30pm (one hour before closing)

Spring/Summer opening times

  • Saturday 30 March 2019 - Sunday 27 October 2019
  • 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 - closed on Good Friday (19 April 2019)
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
  • Open every day of the year, except 24 and 25 Dec and the second Monday in January (14 January 2019)

Spring/Summer opening times

  • Open: 9am to 6pm

Autumn/Winter opening times

  • Open: 9am to 4.30pm

Go Aloft! opening times

  • In the summer (from 30 March 2019) and during school holidays, Go Aloft! is open daily from 12 Midday to 5pm (last climb 4.45pm). In the winter, Go Aloft! is open every weekend from 12 midday until 4pm (last climb 3:45pm). Go Aloft! is closed for annual maintenance during January 2019. 

 

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