Brunel’s SS Great Britain…The Ship That Changed The World @ssGreatBritain @VisitBristol

 

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Before the Titanic there was the SS Great Britain. SS Great Britain is a former passenger steamship turned award winning visitor attraction located in Bristol’s beautiful harbour.

Over years she was carefully designed specifically for the Great Western Steamship Company’s service from Bristol to New York. Upon launching in 1843, the SS Great Britian was the largest vessel afloat. Adding to her accomplishments she became the first steamer to cross the Atlantic in 1845, a 14 day journey.

During her time in service she was employed to undertake an Australian route which was responsible for carrying hundreds of emigrants from Australia to England.  She suffered many mishaps but during her final run as a coal transporter an onboard fire damaged her beyond repair.

Beautifully restored and boasting over 150,000 visitors per year, the SS Great Britian is a Bristol must see.

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Address: Great Western Dockyard,  Gas Ferry Rd, Bristol BS1 6TY

2 thoughts on “Brunel’s SS Great Britain…The Ship That Changed The World @ssGreatBritain @VisitBristol

  1. We went there 3 weeks ago, it was amazing! When we were inside the ship, we felt like we were really sailing across the ocean…. The sounds and realistic smells really brought the ship to life, but the smell of sick was a bit too much 😛

    • It was absolutely wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire city. I was shocked at how family friendly the entire place was and the harbour was great. Yeah, the sounds and smells were…interesting!

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