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Brunel Museum signs up to Mayor of London’s Cool Spaces scheme

 This summer, the Brunel Museum’s tunnel shaft is officially a ‘cool space’. For 2 days a week this summer, people can take respite from the heat in the Museum’s tunnel shaft. If the fan in your home office slash bedroom isn’t quite cutting it, you can book a coworking desk downstairs. The Museum has Wifi and plug points for charging laptops.


What does it cost?

  • The Cool Spaces scheme is entirely free


Is booking essential?


Can I still visit the Museum?

  • We’re opening the shaft on Tuesdays and Wednesdays as part of the Cool Space scheme. The rest of the Museum will remain closed, but you can still visit on Fridays, Sundays and Mondays like usual. Book your ticket here:


Is it accessible?

  • Although access to the bottom of the Shaft is reached via 3 flights of well-illuminated stairs with high-visibility handrails, wheelchair users and those with limited mobility can view from the “Royal Box” viewing platform at the entrance at the top.


Will there be someone to meet me? 

  • A member of Brunel Museum staff will be available to greet you on arrival


Are there toilets? 

  • Toilets can be accessed in the Museum’s Engine House



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