Brunel's SS Great Britain
Hold an event to remember on the ship that changed the world. The beautifully restored ship lies in the heart of Bristol’s harbourside, and offers some of the most spectacular views in the region.
With versatile spaces both above and below deck, Brunel’s SS Great Britain is the perfect venue to hire for your wedding, corporate event, gala dinner or drinks reception. In addition, holding your event with us means you are also supporting us as a charity.
From small meetings to large conferences, our state of the art facilites set within the historic dockyard provide the perfect setting to inspire event attendees.
Take inspiration from Brunel whilst exploring the SS Great Britain and Being Brunel, our new museum, on your event day.
- From £35.00
Maximum Delegate Capacities
- 1.4 Miles
- 7.5 Miles
Transport & Parking Facilities
Brunel’s SS Great Britain is walking distance from Bristol city centre and Bristol Temple Meads Station. Bristol Ferry Boat run to and from Brunel’s SS Great Britain (except Christmas Day). A pay and display car park, run by Bristol City Council is situated next to Brunel's SS Great Britain. Metrobus m2 stops at the ‘SS Great Britain’, the A4 Portway Park & Ride 902 service and Bristol Insight open-top bus tours
Official Star Ratings and Awards
Judges of the prestigious European Museum of the Year Awards awarded Brunel’s SS Great Britain the Portimão Museum Prize – Europe’s Most Welcoming Museum 2019.
Being Brunel, the new museum at Bristol’s top-rated visitor attraction, has been named ‘Permanent Exhibition of the Year’ at the 17th Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence Ceremony.
Being Brunel, the new museum at Bristol’s top-rated visitor attraction, has been named ‘Best Public Service Building’ in the Bristol LABC Building Excellence Awards 2019.
Great Exhibitions Prize, British Society for the History of Science, 2019 -Runner Up
Tourism Innvation and New Business Award, Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards, 2018 -Gold
Large Attraction of the Year, Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards, 2018 - Silver
Teambuilding onsite available - Go Aloft! and climb the rigging to earn your certificate of bravery. Take a scavenger hunt around the ship or hire in teambuilding with ACF Events. The Detective Project can also provide a victorian CSI themed activity for your group or take to the water in a kayak or paddle board with Bristol Youth Project. Our amazing neighbours Aardman can also host you at the SS Great Britain with a model making class - sure to get the creative thinking in motion.
We can also offer a 'Sunrise Social' breakfast meeting on the Weather Deck where you can access the ship before opening and network under the skies of Bristol.
Whole site hire can also be arranged to include pop up food stations, live entertainment and access to the ship. Perfect for corporate event evenings in the summer - No1 Brunel Square can be utilised for entry or product placing.
Our experienced event team and stewards are on hand to work with you on each individual event.