SS Great Britain is a museum ship and former passenger steamship that was advanced for her time. She was the largest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854. She was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806–1859), for the Great Western Steamship Company 's transatlantic service between Bristol and New York City.
WELCOME TO BRUNEL’S SS GREAT BRITAIN DISCOVER THE SHIP THAT CHANGED THE WORLD Highlights Plan your day out Explore two museums, a historic dockyard, dry dock and Brunel’s mighty ship. Plan your day Harbourside Kitchen Enjoy a delicious lunch or sweet treat with superb views of Bristol’s floating harbour. Find out more For locals
SS Great Britain. by Ben Johnson. A recent popular poll placed Isambard Kingdom Brunel as the second Greatest Briton of all time, second after Sir Winston Churchill. He was without doubt Britain’s greatest engineer, and of all the legacies he left to the world, one of his greatest was the SS Great Britain. The wrought iron steamship was built in 1843 in Bristol, under the supervision of Brunel for the Great Western Steamship Company.
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We are excited to welcome you on board Brunel’s SS Great Britain. We’re much more than just a ship. We’ve also got two interactive museums, a historic dockyard and a dry dock to explore – sure to provide a fun-filled day out for all. There’s also regular programming, special events, and the opportunity to climb the rigging for the best views of Bristol!
Mar 3, 2021 · The SS Great Britain is one of Bristol’s most popular attractions. The complex includes the Dockyard Museum (which charts the ship’s history from her conception to the modern day, featuring some helpful historical context to steamships and personal effects from those associated with the ship), the ‘Being Brunel’ exhibition which explores Bristol’s most famous resident in greater depth, and the ship itself, which has been lovingly restored.
Apr 11, 2022 · SS Great Britain, a museum ship and former passenger steamship now located in Bristol. It was the largest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854. Made by Brunel, for the Great Western Steamship Company's transatlantic service between Bristol and America.