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Brunel’s SS Great Britain

Written by admin October 17, 2019 0 comment

Set within her original Victorian dockyard in Bristol’s city centre, Brunel’s SS Great Britain provides versatile event spaces for conferences, exhibitions, receptions and private dinners. Located in one of Britain’s most creative and innovative cities, just two hours from London by train and only 7.5 miles from Bristol Airport, the venue lies in a perfect location for both international delegates and those travelling from within the UK.

Brunel’s masterpiece was launched in 1843 and by combining size, power and innovative technology; Brunel created a ship that changed history. Today the SS Great Britain is the top-rated visitor attraction in Bristol making it a unique venue for conferences, exhibitions and meetings. With spaces on board for dinners, weddings and drinks receptions, your guests can enjoy first class service within a remarkable setting. Alongside this Bristol landmark are six contemporary meeting and event spaces, complete with WiFi and audio-visual equipment that can accommodate small meetings right through to large conferences and exhibitions for up to 250 guests.

Spaces available for hire include the First Class Dining Saloon on board the ship, No. 1 Brunel Square, which boasts a 250 seat lecture theatre (Great Eastern Hall) and two meeting rooms with beautiful views of the Bristol Floating Harbour. 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, is an innovative look into Brunel’s mind and makes a superb location for networking drink receptions.

On the day of your event, guests are welcome to explore Brunel’s SS Great Britain including the engine room, ship’s galley and steerage accommodation or can take part in a scavenger hunt should you wish to add in a group activity. Other teambuilding activities on offer also include Go Aloft! (where delegates can climb the rigging on the Weather Deck for unrivalled views over the Bristol skyline), a Victorian themed CSI detective hunt, Kayaking or paddle boarding out on the river to more traditional team bonding exercises. Breakfast meetings, Summer Socials and Exclusive Christmas parties are also part of our extensive programme of events for corporate hire.

The site’s conference and private hire spaces can be hired together for a large scale event of up to 500 delegates or individually. When you choose Brunel’s ss Great Britain for your event you will have a dedicated Events Coordinator, who will support you at every stage, from the initial viewing to the day itself. With state-of-the-art facilities set within the historic dockyard, guests will be inspired by the engineering marvel that changed the world.
To find out more contact events@ssgreatbritain.org or call 0117 926 0680