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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 – 5pm

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

Summer Opening Times
(from 16 June to 15 September)
Thursday: 12noon to 6pm | Last entry 5.30pm
Saturday: 11am to 5pm | Last entry 4.30pm
Sunday: 11am to 5pm | Last entry 4.30pm
Closed: Monday to Wednesday and Friday.

Please note that we will be closing early on Saturday 25th June due to travel disruption, with last entry at 2:30pm.

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place Find us

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

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Help showcase the Art of Engineering at the Brunel Museum!

We need your help to raise £18, 500 to bring these incredible illustrations out of storage and display them at the Brunel Museum. Buried in a family album for almost two hundred years, these drawings have changed the shape of our cities and the lives of city dwellers. Yet they have never been on display …
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Women's History Month: Boring women

Today marks the beginning of #WomensHistoryMonth and we’re sharing the stories of women who made engineering history: from the lesser known Brunel women, trailblazing female engineers from the past or the women making history today with their feats of engineering. Helen Close of the Women’s Engineering Society shares her blog on the female tunnellers who trailblazed …
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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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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. 

Orders over £30 will qualify for free UK shipping.

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