Brunel Museum

Museums, Military and maritime Rotherhithe
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Brunel Museum
© Bryan Jones, Brunel Museum

The Brunel Museum commemorates Isambard Kingdom Brunel's first and last projects. An exhibition celebrates the Thames Tunnel as the birthplace of the tube system, and the Great Eastern steamship as the first modern ocean liner. The site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and International Landmark Site above the oldest tunnel in the Underground. Watercolours, engravings, and models explain this epic feat of engineering and tell the story of the men who worked in the dark, dodging flames and raw sewage every day.


Venue name: Brunel Museum
Address: Railway Avenue
SE16 4LF
Opening hours: Daily 10am-5pm
Transport: Rail: Rotherhithe Overground
Price: £6, £4 concs, £10 families
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  • Food and drink events Saturday February 11 2017

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Yen N

The arts and culture programme of the museum is a wonderful addition to the local area, bringing a mixture of a rooftop cocktail garden, atmospheric concerts inside the tunnel shaft, pop up food events as well as other random quirky stuff that has been sorely missing from Rotherhithe and Canada Water

Michael G

The new entrance to the Tunnel shaft has revolutionised this great local museum. It's now a quirky & hip concert venue and when the Midnight Apothecary is running on the Tunnel roof its hard to beat!

kat t

saturday nights toasting marshmallows around the fire, it dorsn't get better than that

Dave Costello


Descending down for the tour was fun and information was very interesting. The games were geared for children aged 3-5. The cocktails in the garden were outstanding.

Toe Rag

Really great walking tour from Bermondsey tube to the Brunel museum itself.