SS Great Britain |

Our welcome reception will be held on the fabulous SS Great Britain – Isambard Kingdom Brunels engineering marvel, widely considered to be first modern ship. Docked in the city dominated by his other pioneering transport creations – the Clifton suspension bridge and the Great Western Railway.

We will have full access to the ship and the recently expanded museum which details the ships genesis, eventful career, salvage, and, restoration. The SS Great Britain is a short walk from the conference venue – but if you fancy saving your legs for later in the evening then a river taxi trip will let you absorb the ambience of the historic docks on the way.

The welcome reception free but the number of places is limited to 160. Don’t forget to book !

Welcome Reception Venue

SS Great Britain
Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Rd
Bristol BS1 6TY

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Getting here by plane

Getting here by public transport

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

The m2 stops at the ‘SS Great Britain’ bus stop, located on Cumberland Road close to Spike Island. From here you can walk five minutes to Brunel's SS Great Britain.

The service will initially run from Monday to Saturday (not Sundays); with a bus arriving every 10 minutes during the week and every 12 minutes on Saturday. Buses offer wi-fi and USB charging points.

Getting here by road

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


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