Stories

Explore the fascinating stories from the history of the Brunel Tunnel

Virtual Tours

You can now visit us virtually and even travel back through time with us. Click on the pictures to explore a virtual model of the museum site at different points in time, and to learn about some of its fascinating history. Each tour comprises four 360 degree scenes that you can use your mouse (or …

Living & Loving Underground

February is LGBQT+ History month. To mark it, we’ll be releasing a series of videos revealing the role the Thames Tunnel played as a space where people, including gay and bisexual men could meet each other in the 1850s. Completed in 1843, the Thames Tunnel was the first tunnel underwater anywhere in the world. Popular …

Isambard Kingdom Brunel with History Storytime

We worked with History Storytime to help create a podcast for children on Isambard Kingdom Brunel – give it a listen here! Sophie (age 7) & Ellie (age 5) team up with the Brunel Museum to tell the story of the incredible engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel helped build the modern world. Sophie and Ellie are …

Rotherhithe Navvies

This year we will tell the story of Irish workers who built the Thames Tunnel for our St Patrick’s Day celebrations. The performance will share music and stories about the Irish workers who helped Sir Marc Brunel to build one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’. If you are interested in more things to …

A Victorian Christmas with the Brunels

We were planning a Victorian Christmas at the museum for you with Christmas songs and stories about Marc Brunel’s family Christmas! You would have made Victorian Christmas cards, cornucopias, and paper chains to be hung on our tree or to take away with you! Unfortunately we can’t do that this year. But guess what! You …
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