How to get here

The Matthew of Bristol is located in the heart of Bristol’s city centre in the historic floating harbour next to the MShed museum.

Where to find us

The Matthew is moored on Prince's Wharf outisde the M Shed museum and a short walk from SS Great Britain

Our address: Prince's Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN

Opening Hours

10 am - 4 pm Saturday and Sunday December to March.

10 am – 4 pm* Tuesday to Sunday March – November

*The ship is generally open for visitors when at its berth during these hours, though be aware that we do run regular public and private trips and that the ship will close in the case of bad weather. If you are planning a special visit please call ahead on 0117 927 6868

Get here (our usual location on Prince's Wharf):

By bus

The Matthew is served by all buses that run to the City Centre. You can also visit via the Bristol Insight open-top bus tour – use stop no. 4 SS Great Britain which is a 5 – 10 minute walk away.

Get here by boat

Catch a ferry to either the SS Great Britain or Bristol City Centre 

Get here by train

Temple Meads railway station is a 20 minute walk from The Matthew, or you can catch the number 8 or 9 bus from the station which will drop you in the City Centre.

Get here by bike

There are bike racks by the back entrance of M Shed which also links to the cycle track. Please note there is no cycle access on the dockside directly to The Matthew. There is a tyre pump at the end of M Shed on Wapping Road.

Get here by car

The nearest car park is Wapping Road which is a 2-3 minute walk from the ship. Please note that Prince Street Bridge is currently closed to south bound traffic, though you can still get across on foot or by bike. For more information on nearby parking, visit Bristol City Council's website.

Coaches and minibuses

There is no parking for coaches but they can drop off within yards of The Matthew by following the road behind the MShed.  There is coach parking at the SS Great Britain, a 5-10 minute walk away.

Photo By Colin Moody
Photo by Colin Moody.