Launched in 1843, and now situated in one of Britain’s most creative and innovative cities, just two hours away from London by train, the venue lies in a perfect location for both international delegates and those travelling from within the UK.
Steeped in history and with versatile spaces on board and around the dockside, Brunel’s SS Great Britain is one of Bristol’s most exciting and unique venues. Delegates from all events are welcome to explore the ship, Dockyard Museum and Dry Dock at their leisure.
Space on board includes the bright Promenade deck, the grand First Class Dining Saloon and the Weather Deck, which boasts one of the region's finest waterside views. The SS Great Britain is the perfect space for memorable dinners and drinks receptions. The ship can welcome up to 300 guests for a reception and 220 seated.
The ship can be hired independently or in conjunction with adjacent contemporary spaces – the Brunel Institute and No.1 Brunel Square – to accommodate any event from conferences and board meetings to impressive gala dinners and product launches.
Take inspiration from the prestigious Brunel Institute, home of the world’s finest maritime collections. The Brunel Institute also houses a sophisticated contemporary conference space with breakout rooms and impressive views of the SS Great Britain.
No.1 Brunel Square
Just metres from the SSGB and situated on the harbourside, No.1 Brunel Square is a state-of-the-art conference space with meeting and breakout rooms. These adaptable spaces are equipped with dual projectors, Wi-Fi and media compatibility. No.1 Brunel Square is perfect for conferences, exhibitions, corporate banquets and networking events.
The Great Eastern Hall can seat 250 guests in theatre style and 120 in cabaret style
New for 2018, Being Brunel explores the life and legacy of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It brings together for the first time the world's most significant collection of one of engineering's greatest minds. Spread across two floors, The Being Brunel Museum provides an insight into one of the greatest engineers of all time, while offering an open and spacious event venue for evening receptions. The opulent Shakespeare room can also accommodate smaller fine dining within a recreation of Brunel’s dining room as it looked in his home of 18 Duke Street in London.