Our address: Prince's Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN
10 am – 4 pm* Tuesday to Sunday March – November
Open bank holidays, including Mondays.
10 am - 4 pm Saturday and Sunday December to March.
*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 or check out our page with detailed opening times.
Get here (our usual location on Prince's Wharf opposite the M Shed):
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.
If you park at the Long Ashton Park & Ride, you can take the M2 Metro Bus to Wapping Wharf stop which goes every 10-12 minutes. It's then just a 2 minute walk to The Matthew! The Park & Ride is open from 5.30am Monday to Saturday – Closed Sundays and Public Holidays. More info here.
Alternatively, use the Portway Park and Ride and get a bus to the Centre (St. Augustine's Parade stop), about a 15-minute walk from The Matthew. It is open from 6:15am Monday to Saturday and 9:30am Sundays and public holidays. More info here.
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 - parking
The nearest car park is at Wapping Wharf which is a 2-3 minute walk from the ship. There is also The Grove (BS1 4RB). There are five disabled spaces at The Grove and three next to Brunel’s Buttery. There are four accessible spaces in the Wapping Wharf car park. The carpark at the SS Great Britain and the Millenium Square carpark are both about a 10-minute walk away. You can find out more at the Travel West 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.