Collection

Discover our rich collection of objects from the Brunel archive.

Thames Tunnel watercolour

This coloured and hand drawn image features light pastel blue of the depicted Thames on the top left side of the image. Inside the shaft, you can see the workers appear to have got down using a very long ladder. There are also workers operating within the Tunnel Shield structure, and the soil is being …

Plan and section of the Thames Tunnel

With its beautiful colours and precise depiction, it is easy to forget these are highly technical drawings – as well as works of art. This one in particular illustrates the plans for a new drainage tunnel, as well as the position of the shield. The print itself was done in September 1836, therefore showing the …

Tray Thames Tunnel

One papier-mache tray, view of tunnel

Glass tankard Thames Tunnel

One glass tankard 'Present from the Thames Tunnel'

Papier-mache box Thames Tunnel

Papier-mache box Thames Tunnel

Papier-mache box Thames Tunnel

Papier-mache box Thames Tunnel

Papier-mache box Thames Tunnel

Papier-mache box Thames Tunnel

Cheroot case Thames Tunnel

Papier-mache cheroot case of Thames Tunnel

Peep-show with barge

A contemporary Peep-show, circa 1952, with Queen Victoria's barge

Oil Painting: Thames Tunnel Banquet

Oil painting of Thames Tunnel Banquet by George Jones

Brunel autograph letter

A short letter from Sir Marc Brunel, dated 16th January 1839

Brunel autograph cheque

A cheque from Isambard Kingdom Brunel dated December 8th 1835

Commemorative handkerchief

Framed contemporary linen handkerchief with red design showing Grand Entrance hall with 'The Thames Tunnel opened the 25 days of March 1843'

Marc Brunel shoe buckles

Two shoe buckles origionally belonging to Sir Marc Brunel

GW Transparency

Transparencies of Thames Tunnel

Structural chains

Chain length cut from Shaft wall during creation of new doorway

Pottery ornament Thames Tunnel

One pottery ornament 'Present from the Thames Tunnel'

Blue pottery coffee can

Blue pottery Thames Tunnel coffee can

Red pottery coffee can

Red pottery Thames Tunnel coffee can

Tile from Thames Tunnel

Original tile from Thames Tunnel, framed Currently Broken and protected in clink film

Marc Brunel mezzotint

An important early mezzotint of Sit Marc Brunel dated 1835

Brunel tunnel watercolour

A fine water colour of the Thames Tunnel by Sir Marc Brunel, dated 1835

Yates shaft watercolour

A fine and important topographical water colour of the Shaft of the Thames Tunnel by George Yates, dated 1835

Tunnel guide English

A rare early illustrated Guide to the Tunnel in English dated 1828

Tunnel guide French

A rare early illustrated Guide to the Tunnel in French dated 1839

Plaster bust of Marc Brunel

A fine plaster bust of Sir Marc Brunel

Plaster bust of IKB

A painted bust of IKB C.1860

Peep-show with double view

A contemporary Double Peep-Show before 1843, with vista above and below the Thames

Horn beaker

Horn beaker engraved with the Thames Tunnel

Horn beaker

Horn beaker engraved with the Thames Tunnel

Blue-rimmed pottery plate Thames Tunnel

Pottery plate showing the TT and with blue rim and alphabet embossed on plate

Pottery plate Thames Tunnel

Pottery plate showing the Thames Tunnel with decorative rim and with text starting '1200 Feet Long'

Pottery plate Marc Brunel

One pottery plate showing Sir Marc Brunel

Gin flask Thames Tunnel

One salt glazed stoneware Thames Tunnel gin flask

German Tunnel Print

Contemporary German print showing several illustrations of Thames. Entitled Zeichnungen: Verbindunsstrasse von Rotherhithe naach Wapping in London unter der Thamse
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