Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about trips, special events, charter or any other query.
The Matthew is moored on Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN.Close (x)
Address: Prince’s Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RN
Opening Hours: 10 am – 4 pm* Tuesday to Sunday March – November
10 am - 4 pm Saturday and Sunday December to February.
*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 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.