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Tickets & prices

We are looking forward to fully reopening on 17 May, subject to government guidelines. Visit timeslots for the period 17 May - 18 July are now available to book online.  

Due to the extended periods of closure over the past year because of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are pleased to offer the following:   

  • If you are in possession of an unredeemed annual ticket (ie you have not yet visited) you can redeem this at any time. There is currently no end date for the redemption of tickets.
  • If you are in possession of an annual ticket and first redeemed your ticket at any point in 2020, we will extend the validity until 31 December 2021. You can make further visits on your existing ticket until this point.  
Should you have any ticket-related enquiries which you feel are not answered here please submit them to 

We have made comprehensive and thorough preparations to enable us to open safely to visitors. Our staff and volunteers will look after you on your visit and ensure that physical distancing and visitor flow is managed carefully. You will need to buy your tickets online and book a timed slot for your visit.

Plan your visit here.

  • Children aged 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Access to Being Brunel is included in the ticket price, 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.
  • Access to the Brunel Institute is free. BI is closed to general public, open to readers and researchers by appointment from 21st June 2021
  • Your ticket/ tickets will be issued from the date of your first visit to Brunel's SS Great Britain, so you can make full use of the free unlimited return visits for a year; which is included in the price of your ticket.
  • Tickets may not be resold and can only be used by the original ticket holder.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • More information on purchasing gift tickets can be found here
  • When revisiting, ID must be shown to prove you are the owner of the annual ticket.

Ticket prices





(4 year olds and under)


Child passenger

(5 - 16 year olds)


Student passenger

(valid student identification is required)


Companion or assistant

(accompanying a paying passenger who is disabled)


Family 2 adults passengers with 2 or 3 child passengers £48


Your ticket purchase helps to conserve the ship and inspire others with Brunel’s legacy.

At the time of booking our system will ask if you would like to Gift Aid your ticket. If you are a UK tax payer we would be extremely grateful if you opt in for this as it enables our charity to claim an additional 25% of your ticket value from the Government, at no extra cost to you. It really makes a big difference.


If you do not receive an email confirmation/receipt, please contact us at for your order reference, which you will need to show at the ticket office on arrival.

Isambards go Free

Any visitor lucky enough to be named Isambard is allowed entry for free. Please read the terms and conditions below for full details.

Terms & Conditions

  1. To reedeem this offer, proof of name is needed in the form of personal identification e.g. birth certificate, passport or driving licence.
  2. The Trust reserves the right to amend, change or withdraw the offer at any time without prior notification.
  3. Tickets are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for goods or services.
  4. Children aged 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  5. The offer cannot be applied to existing tickets, even if the tickets have not been used.

Group discounts & guided tours

  • Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more people when booked in advance.
  • We are pleased to arrange guided tours for groups of up to 20 people. These are charged at £35*. Pre-booking is essential.
  • Please click here for more information on Group Visits

* Plus admission

Free access to the Brunel Institute

  • Access to the Brunel Institute is free of charge and no ticket is required.
  • Please bring valid 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 not a mobile phone bill).
  • If you would like to see a particular object, there is no need to book but please inform the Curator of Library and Archive in advance.
  • The Brunel Institite has separate opening times from Brunel's SS Great Britain.

Parking prices

The pay and display car park at Brunel's SS Great Britain is run by Bristol City Council. Visitors to Brunel's SS Great Britain receive reduced rates. This discounted parking rate is only available to day visitors and not to those attending ticketed events.

We recommend visitors pay for the maximum stay possible and redeem their voucher in the Visitor Centre.





Monday to Friday 9am - 7pm

Up to 2 hours £2 n/a = £2
3 hours £3 £1 = £2
4 hours £4 £2 = £2
5 hours (max stay - recommended) £5 £3 = £2
Disabled (blue) badge holders Free n/a  

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 9am - 7pm

Up to 3 hours £3 £1 = £2
4 hours £4 £2 = £2
5 hours (max stay - recommended) £5 £3 = £2
Disabled (blue) badge holders Free n/a  

Evening 7pm - 9am

7pm - midnight £2.50 n/a = £2.50
7pm - 9am (recommended) £4 £2 = £2
Disabled (blue) badge holders Free n/a  






9am - 7pm Free n/a  
7pm - 9am Free n/a  






9am - 7pm (max stay 5 hours) £7.50 £4 = £3.50
7pm - 9am £7.50 £4 = £3.50


How to claim your refund

  • A voucher will be issued when parking which can be refunded in the Visitor Centre to the values shown in the reduced rate tariff above.
  • RingGo users enjoy the same deal. Please bring details of your phone transaction or registration details to the Visitor Centre.