March 2024 – 26 October 2024

    Please note that we are CLOSED on Monday except for bank holidays and during school holidays.

    Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm



    27 October 2024 – March 2025

    Please note that we are CLOSED on Monday except for bank holidays and during school holidays.

    Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm

If you would like to visit us during quieter periods, we recommend weekday afternoons during school term time when there tend to be fewer visitors.


We are easy to reach by car, bike, public transport and on foot. Please take extra care if you are driving as nearby road layouts have changed. Always follow road signs and diversions and be aware that a new bus gate is in place on Cumberland Road.

Read on for information about how to find us to make your journey as easy as possible.

Mr Brunel shows you how to get to us

By Car

Parking is available at the Maritime Heritage Centre car park next to Brunel’s SS Great Britain. Our visitors pay a discounted rate of just £5.20 to stay up to five hours*. Simply park in any space and head to our ticket desks to make payment.

Please note that Bristol’s Clean Air Zone is in effect. Some vehicles (less than 29% of cars) have to pay to come into Bristol. Check whether your vehicle will be charged. An alternative option to consider is the Long Ashton Park & Ride service which operates Monday to Saturday.

Please be aware that a bus gate is in effect on Cumberland Road. Be alert for bus gate signage as you leave Brunel’s SS Great Britain.

*The discounted parking rate is not available to those attending ticketed after-hours events such as the Summer Lates Series.

By Public Transport

The nearest mainline railway station is Bristol Temple Meads, approximately one mile (26 minutes walk) away. The M2 metrobus service runs Monday to Saturday and links Temple Meads and the city centre to Long Ashton Park and Ride. Please alight at stop SS Great Britain on Cumberland Road. We are located five minutes walk from this stop.

By Ferry

The cross-harbour ferry runs between Hanover Quay and Brunel’s SS Great Britain daily (Monday to Friday 7:30-18:15; Saturday and Sunday 10:30- 17:30). Please check their website for current information, prices and updates before planning your trip.


By Foot

A pleasant walk beside Bristol’s Floating Harbour is a great way to arrive at Brunel’s SS Great Britain. We are 26 minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads station or Broadmead (city centre); 15 minutes walk from Broad Quay and Cascade Steps.


By Cycle

We are located just two minutes from the Festival Way cycle path which runs from Bristol city centre to Nailsea. There are a limited number of cycle racks located in Brunel square. We are also accessible for users of TIER bikes and e-scooters with a designated TIER parking spot in Brunel’s square.


Book your tickets

Book online for the easiest and quickest way to step on board Brunel’s SS Great Britain!
Your ticket includes 1 year free unlimited return visits