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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 (14 January 2019). Opening times include our new museum, Being Brunel.

Spring/Summer opening times

  • 23 March 2018 - October 2018
  • Open: 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Last entry: 5:00pm (one hour before closing)

Autumn/Winter opening times

  • November 2018 - March 2019
  • Open: 10:00am to 4:30pm
  • Last entry: 3:30pm (one hour before closing)

Brunel Institute opening times

  • The Brunel Institute has separate opening times to Brunel's SS Great Britain
  • The Brunel Insittute will be closed over Easter Friday 30th March - Monday 2 April
Mondays Closed
Tuesdays Open 10:30am to 4:30pm (closed 25 Dec)
Wednesdays Open 10:30am to 4:30pm (closed 26 Dec)
Thursdays Open 10:30am to 4:30pm (closed 27 Dec)
Fridays Open 10:30am to 4:30pm (closed 30 March, 28 Dec)
Saturdays Open 10:30am to 4:30pm on the first two Saturdays of every month (closed 31 March)
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: 9.30am to 6pm

Autumn/Winter opening times

  • Open: 9.30am to 4:30pm

Go Aloft! opening times

  • Go Aloft! is open daily from 12 Midday to 5pm (last climb 5.45pm).


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