Discover Bristol’s Industrial Achievements
Bristol’s premier attraction, Brunel’s SS Great Britain tells the incredible story of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s many achievements. One of the most talented engineers of his time, Brunel’s work on bridges, ships and railways made the world sit up and take notice of Victorian Britain. The SS Great Britain, built-in 1843, was an innovative passenger liner, way ahead of her time. Unlike other ships, she was made from iron with a state-of-the-art screw propeller which made her the fastest vessel in the world. Today, you can step aboard this fine steamship and experience life on the ocean wave for yourself. The SS Great Britain comes back to life with sights, sounds and smells as you wander the decks, visiting the dining saloon, galley and engine room. You can also spend time exploring the dockyard and visiting the nearby museum which delves deeper into Brunel’s life and work.