Aerial view of museum

This is the local story of an engineering family that changed the world.

As well as building the world’s first tunnel through soft ground under a navigable river, the Brunels hosted the first underwater concert party here in 1827
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Socks printed with Isambard Kingdom Brunel? A tea towel representing the Grand Opening of the Thames Tunnel? If you’re looking for something unusual for the engineer in your life, visit the museum shop.

Every purchase from our online shop directly supports the work we do at the Brunel Museum.

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We're open weekends
11am – 3.30pm

We’re delighted to be open again over the weekends – book a ticket and discover why the tunnel was called the Eighth Wonder of the World.

Go 16m underground in a tour of the Thames Tunnel Shaft with our volunteer guides – tours every half hour.

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General admission: £6
Concession/Child: £4
Family ticket: £10

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schedule Opening times

Winter Opening Times: Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 3:30pm, last entry 3pm

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place Find us

Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue
Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF

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Invitation to Pitch - Creative Practitioner

Creative Practitioner Brief – Self Guided Family Resources An exciting opportunity has arisen to develop a new suite of self-guided family learning resources for the Brunel Museum. These engaging and innovative resources will represent a step-change in how the Museum engages with their family visitors and drives visits to the Museum. The Brief We are …
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Tunnelling through Time wins Best Online Escape Room

We’re delighted to share that Tunnelling through Time, our online escape room adventure, has won Best Online Game at the 2021 Bullseye Awards. Every year the Bullseye Awards, organized by Escape the Roomers, recognize the best games played by their reviewers throughout the year. In 2021, a team of 14 reviewers played over 12000 games …
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Marc Brunel and the epidemic of 1793

As we come to the end of a second year of a global pandemic, it is interesting to look back at older epidemics and pandemics to see what elements of culture have been shaped by the effects of ravaging diseases. Sometimes the effects are direct and easily identifiable, such as the ending of serfdom in …
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Crisis Appeal - Be the light at the end of the tunnel

You can be the light at the end of the tunnel for The Brunel Museum by donating to our Appeal or by making a donation during your visit.

The Brunel Museum team hopes to build with you towards a positive new future, to inspire visitors and the local community through sharing new and improved facilities, a space for community events, new areas to display remarkable objects, and by celebrating our historic site in a way that celebrates innovation and ingenuity. 

Explore our Collection

Explore our unique collection online – we’re working towards making an online record of the items in our collection, including…

Become a friend

Become a Friend of the Brunel Museum here. Join to support the museum and get all sorts of discounts and membership perks. 

Unique gifts

Our shop has a great selection of books about Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel as well as old prints, greeting cards, and souvenirs. 

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