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Private Tours

The Brunel Museum offers private group tours of its Grade II* listed Thames Tunnel Shaft and Engine House outside of normal opening hours.

To make an enquiry / arrange a booking, please fill out this quick form.

See below for further information and also read our FAQs.

Private Tours at the Brunel Museum

(£150 for up to 10 people, £12 for each additional person / 60 minutes approx. / guidebooks included)

Please note that we can currently only accept bookings up to September 2024, due to planned renovation works.

Join one of our expert guides on a private tour of the Brunel Museum, where your group will have the opportunity to visit the Thames Tunnel Shaft and Engine House outside of normal opening hours.

In addition to an in-depth guided talk, your group will be able to explore our museum exhibition where we have original artefacts on display, models of the tunnelling machinery and interactive video clips explaining the story behind the Thames Tunnel and those who built it.

Whether you’re a group of engineers eager to hear about Marc Brunel’s revolutionary designs, historians who want to know why the tunnel was once known as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ or simply want to see a hidden piece of London’s industrial history, a private tour of the Brunel Museum will give you unique access to a heritage site unlike any other.

All guests will also receive a free copy of The Brunels’ Tunnel – a fantastic guidebook of the Thames Tunnel story.

A female volunteer talks to a seated group of people at the base of the Tunnel Shaft. Behind her is the shaft wall.
A volunteer talks to a group of people inside the Brunel Engine House. He is stood next to a display case holding a model of the tunnel shaft. View from the back of the group of people.

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