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Brunel's SS Great Britain
Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol BS1 6TY Driving directions
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Opening hours

10am-6pm (Nov-Mar 4.30pm), ticket counter 1hr before closing

Description

The SS Great Britain was launched in 1843 and was the first iron-built, propeller-driven liner to cross the Atlantic. Today, the ship stands in her original dry dock and has been restored to recreate life on board. The museum explains the innovations introduced by Brunel, the ship's designer; the story of the ship itself; and the history of naval construction in Bristol from 1773 to 1976.

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