SS Great Britain

Local nameSS Great Britain
LocationBristol, United Kingdom

SS Great Britain is a museum ship and former passenger steamship, which was advanced for her time. She was the longest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854. She was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, for the Great Western Steamship Company's transatlantic service between Bristol and New York. While other ships had been built of iron or equipped with a screw propeller, the Great Britain was the first to combine these features in a large ocean-going ship. She was the first iron steamer to cross the Atlantic, which she did in 1845, in the time of 14 days.

The ship is 322 ft in length and has a 3,400-ton displacement. She was powered by two inclined 2 cylinder engines of the direct-acting type, with twin 88 in bore, 6-foot stroke cylinders. She was also provided with secondary masts for sail power. The four decks provided accommodation for a crew of 120, plus 360 passengers who were provided with cabins, and dining and promenade saloons.

Tags ShipWheelchair AccessibleHistoricalMuseumFree
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Brunel's SS Great Britain Entrance Ticket from 19 USD

Opening hours

Daily: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Closed on Dec 24 and 25.
Last admission an hour before closing.


Adults: £14
Senior: £13
Student: £11
Child (5 - 17): £8
Child (0 - 4): free

More information and contact


Official Website




Link http://1970Salvage/

Phone 0117 926 0680

Address Great Western Dockyard, BS1 6TY Bristol

Coordinates 51°26'56.972" N -2°36'30.226" E

Tours and activities: SS Great Britain

Brunel's SS Great Britain Entrance Ticket

from 19 USD

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