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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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.