Museum ship Great Britain represents an important period in maritime history. 1800s were exciting times in Britain industrial history. Changes were happening in manufacturing – substitution of hand labor by machines, wood for steel, horse power for steam and coal energy. It was a time of great engineers. One such personality was Isambard Kingdom Brunel – innovator and visionary who designed and build Steam Ship Great Britain – first iron hull ship with propeller and largest at its time.
Ship Great Britain was revolutionary at its time and credit goes to great industrial engineer Isambard Brunel. Brunel created many other engineering project including railways, bridges and tunnels. SS Great Britain was built in 1843 in Bristol, England and remained largest passenger vessel until 1854. Like many ships of her time she could carry both passengers and cargo. But an iron hull and propeller propulsion make Great Britain first and unique marine engineering experiment that turned out to be a great industrial achievement.
If you happen to look for things to do in Bristol definitely consider visiting this museum. This is also a great road trip idea when traveling in UK by car because you will find other things to do in this historic city. The ship Great Britain is now restored and open to visitors at Great Western dockyards in Bristol. It is definitely a famous landmark worth exploring.
SS Great Britain is located in the original dry dock were she was built. When stepping on board you can see large spacious deck, tall masts decorated with flags and the steering wheel. Inside steam engine room impresses with its size, and first class dining area – with its splendor. There are many artifacts on display from original silverware, plates, captains journal entries, passenger diaries and even the menu. SS Great Britain made many voyages and remained in service for over 40 years. She truly represents an important part of marine engineering and maritime history.
25.08.2017 by FPImages