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Brunel Museum

Opens in 5 min: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Such a great man but such a small tribute to him

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was one of the greatest engineers of our time from railways to bridges and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oxford, United Kingdom
Enthusiasts only

A small museum but easy to get to via the wonderful London Overground [Rotherhithe]. This is a very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Located in Marc Brunel's Engine House, an amazing exhibition of Thames Tunnels' history of construction.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Brunel Engine House Railway Avenue | Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF, England
+44 20 7231 3840
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was one of the greatest engineers of our time from railways to bridges and ships and much more and if this the best tribute to such a man that changed our country so much then its a disappointment to say the least!

Thank 10JP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked from Tower bridge to Rotherhithe it took about 30minutes and was a lovely quiet walk. The museum mainly suits those who have a keen interest in Brunel it starts with a video, there is also a small exhibition and you will be taken...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...thanks to very knowledgeable and engaging staff who go to great lengths to share stories and achievements. Well worth a visit.

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small museum but easy to get to via the wonderful London Overground [Rotherhithe]. This is a very small museum with little to add about Brunel. A good film for about 30 mins is the main thing but the garden was closed when I went....More

Thank asquill
Reviewed 11 August 2018

What a technical achievement to dig a tunnel under the Thames by hand with men working by candle light. We enjoyed our tour of the museum and as guides commentary. Well worth the visit.

Thank John G
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Visit for technical and historically minded visitors along Thames Path. Good video and photos plus equipment. Not for everyone but great for specific visitors

Thank HEC140
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I had no idea about this museum but if you are interested in engineering, tunnels and history its a good place to visit. The museum itself is small but informative. I went as i found out there is a garden next to the Brunel museum...More

Thank Sun C
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

A friend and I, we were both history teachers, thought we’d take a risk and visit. I had run past here in a half-marathon and was intrigued. I’m so glad we did come. We were welcomed warmly, a lady allowed me to leave a present...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We came here on a recent visit to London and I was really looking forward to it. However I have got to say I was very disappointed. I had read that due to crowding issues in the garden there were 2 sittings - we booked...More

Thank HazelH72
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Although I found the museum interesting I can understand why some reviewers were unhappy. The museum is very interesting and the entrance to the Thames Tunnel designed by Marc Brunel is dramatic. If you were expecting a general museum about the vast range of achievements...More

Thank Jane M
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14 July 2018|
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Response from anthonyfj | Reviewed this property |
Agree with all the answers above. There are some steps in the museum and also up to the herb garden.
28 April 2018|
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Response from AnnefromBelgium111 | Reviewed this property |
It is a small residential neighbourhood, I suppose during the day most people are off to work or shopping so it must be possible to park around there. In doubt phone the museum... or the tube?
7 September 2017|
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Response from Bud101 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I have no idea