Experience working life at sea on board Brunel’s ss Great Britain

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One of the UK's leading museums, Brunel's ss Great Britain has been lovingly restored to its former Victorian glory, offering an insight into one of the world's most important ships.

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One of the UK's leading museums, Brunel's ss Great Britain has been lovingly restored to her former Victorian glory, offering an insight into one of the world's most important ships. 

Brunel’s ss Great Britain was an advanced passenger steamship designed for transatlantic service between Bristol and New York by daring engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. When she was launched in Bristol in 1843, she was the first iron steamer to cross the Atlantic and the largest vessel of the time. 

She transformed travel to America and on her maiden voyage to the United States she easily broke previous speed records. These days visitors can experience Victorian life on-board the vessel and the more fearless can have a go at climbing the rigging in ‘Go Aloft’ for unparalleled views over Bristol’s harbour.

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TBrunel's ss Great Britain, Bristol © Bristol City Council
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BBrunel's ss Great Britain, Bristol © Adam Gasson
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