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About Us

The Museum is an educational charity and tells the story of one of the world’s great engineering dynasties. Brunel organised the world’s first underground concert party here in 1827, and the Museum celebrates and interprets music and theatre as well as engineering.

Our Mission

To preserve and share widely the ground-breaking stories of the Thames Tunnel project and the outstanding achievements of the Brunel family and their relevance to our lives today. We inspire communities through exploration, learning and performance.

Meet Our Staff

Katherine McAlpine joined the Museum as Director in January 2021. She leads a small team of dedicated staff. 

For any enquiries please email us on: or phone on: 020 7231 3840 during opening hours.

Meet Our Volunteers

Our volunteers are at the core of what we do here at the Brunel Museum. Our dedicated volunteer team  serve as expert Thames Tunnel tour guides, manage the museum shop and facilities and help oversee school visits and museum events. Read about our fantastic volunteers and why they enjoy sharing the Brunel stories so much. 
We are always looking for new people to join the team – so check out our volunteer opportunities today. 

Meet Our Trustees

Our trustees make sure we are run properly and help decide strategy. 

Further information

More information about the charity and its finances, including its Annual Reports, can be found at the Charity Commission website.

Company limited by guarantee No. 2488877. Registered Charity No. 1003287. Accredited Museum RD1961

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