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Brunel's ss Great Britain

Imagine stepping back in time, on board the world's first great ocean liner, Brunel's ss Great Britain, in Bristol's historic Harbourside.

Be amazed by the sumptuous surrounds of the First Class Dining Saloon, once admired by Queen Victoria! Scramble into the cramped bunks in Steerage! Take a whiff of the smells, from gorgeous freshly baked bread to vomit, and search out the talking toilet!

Discover the true story of Victorian passengers and crew on a super-speedy two-month voyage to Australia (twice as fast as a sailing ship!). This iconic steam ship, and national treasure, was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and lies at the heart of a multi award-winning visitor attraction.

Explore under water, below the beautiful and amazing glass sea. Test your skills with interactive displays. Investigate the Riggers' Yard and the Great Western Dockyard.

A choice of audio companions is included in admission, for visitors to travel First Class, Steerage, with a Maritime Archaeologist, or there is Sinbad the Ship's Cat for children. French and German adult and children tours are also available.

In 2011, use your free return visits to enjoy a host of fun events in celebration of food - from the delicious to the disgusting - covered in admission. Highlights include Gruesome greens storytelling, Food glorious food trails, and Crimean troop tucker with the 19th Regiment of Foot, The Green Howards re-enactors.
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