From September 2022, there’s plenty of activity at the Brunel Museum to help you dig a little deeper into the story of the Thames Tunnel – from guided tours, to book talks to classical concerts – there’s something for everyone.
Guided Tour Weekends
The story of the father and son team, Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel who conceived and executed this audacious feat of Victorian engineering is vividly brought to life in video, museum displays and artefacts. Our guided tours give you unique access to this fascinating
collection together with an expert guide who will offer in depth information and insight into the Thames Tunnel story.
Tours take place hourly, from 11.15 on the following weekends:
24 and 25 September
15 and 16 October
19 and 20 November
10 and 11 December
Brunel Book Club
Brush up on your Brunel knowledge with the brand new Brunel Book Club. In these talks, a different author shares their perspectives on how the Brunels have changed the face of history, followed by a Q&A and, of course, an opportunity to buy the book.
Marc Brunel and His Son
Wednesday 28 September | 7pm to 8pm | Doors open 6.30pm | £5
Wednesday 5 October | 7pm to 8pm | Doors open 6.3pm | £5
There are many great people in history, but only a handful who have achieved big endeavours in two completely different fields of pursuit. In this talk, Brad Borkan, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, explains how Brunel, Amundsen and Roosevelt dealt with hardships, overcame obstacles and silenced the many naysayers who exclaimed, “It can’t be done.” Focusing specifically on Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Brad will reveal lessons and strategies from Brunel’s life and work that you can use to improve your own modern-day life and career.