How to get there

In 1970 the ss Great Britain returned to the original Great Western Dockyard where she had been built. It is here you will find her, sitting in the heart of Bristol’s historic harbour. 

Follow the white anchor symbol on the brown tourist signs for ss Great Britain.

Brunel’s ss Great Britain, Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, BS1 6TY

A car park run by Bristol City Council is situated next to Brunel’s ss Great Britain. There are four spaces for blue badge holders. Parking charges apply.

Alternative car parking can be found in surrounding residential streets. Sydney Row, and the Albion Dockside Estate to the north of this are good places to start looking. Nearby, a large (524 spaces) ATB-operated car park is only a short walk and ferry ride away. See the Travel Bristol website above for details on how to get to the Millennium Square Car Park.

Bristol has three Park and Ride car parks located at:
A4 Portway (902 service stopping at Hotwells and Merchants Road)
A4 Bath Road (904 service stopping at Broad Quay)
A370 Long Ashton (903 service stopping at Hotwells and Merchants Road
Park and Ride is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Please check with the operator before travelling.

Trains come to Bristol Temple Meads which is a 30 minute walk or short ferry or bus ride.

Wessex Connect 506
runs from Temple Meads to Brunel’s ss Great Britain (direction Create Centre); and from ss Great Britain to Temple Meads Railway Station (direction Southmead Hospital). Please note that the Brunel’s ss Great Britain stop is called Harbour, Maritime Museum. The Wessex Connect website has more details and a timetable.
First also runs bus services 357, 358, 359. Take these to the Hotwell Road stop and use the Cross-Harbour Ferry. Hotwell Road is also served by the A4 Portway Park & Ride 902 service.
City Sightseeing open-top red buses operate between February and December and can be picked up from Temple Meads Station and other key locations around the city centre. The City Sightseeing Bristol website has more information and a map.

BY FERRY What better way to arrive than on the water!
Cross-Harbour Ferry
runs between Brunel’s ss Great Britain, Capricorn Quay and the new harbour inlet. Mon-Fri 7.30am-6.15pm Sat, Sun & Bank Hols 10.30am to 4.40pm October to April. Each one-way journey costs 80p. Children under five travel for free. The ferry can accommodate bicycles, pushchairs and some wheelchairs with an assistant. Visit their website

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