SS Great Britain opens rigging to public

Visitors to Bristol's historic SS Great Britain are getting a taste of life as a Victorian sailor.

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Climbing the rigging on the SS Great Britain

One of the West's most popular tourist attractions is looking to draw even more visitors.

But if you want to experience the new addition to Brunel's SS Great Britain in Bristol, you'll need a stomach for heights and a spirit of adventure.

Rhian Tritton is from the SS Great Britain:-

Public given chance to climb Great Britain's mast

View from nearly 30 metres up the SS Great Britain's mast Credit: ITV West

Visitors to the SS Great Britain are being given the chance to experience the dizzy heights of being a Victorian sailor. For the first time, people will be able to climb up 27 metres into the ships rigging. However, unlike the original crew, they'll be strapped into a safety harness.

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