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Brunel Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Only for Brunel enthusiasts.

There is not a lot to see yet what there is is unique. And nearby is the tunnel under the Thames... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bryan B
Maldon Essex England
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 September 2018
Oxford, 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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Brunel Engine House Railway Avenue | Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF, England
+44 20 7231 3840
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not a lot to see yet what there is is unique. And nearby is the tunnel under the Thames that was the first built under a navigable river. The combination makes it worthwhile. The audio/visual slide show is informative.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 30 October 2018

If you are interested in engineering, this is a must-see for obvious reasons. If you are not interested in engineering, you should go anyway as the tunnels were the first of their kind to be successfully completed. My wife and I visited last week, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Dean T
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The best thing about this museum is that it is near the station. They have tried their best, but it needs some funding to make it more interesting. The shaft has not much to see, but if you are an expert photographer you may be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steven T
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

I visited the Brunel Museum as part of Open House London. It is a little gem of a place for fans of Brunel. The Engine House (it’s a miracle it survived!) offers a small exhibition space and an introduction into the Brunel Dynasty (shame the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank simone m
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This museum sits at the site of the Brunel engine room. A device used to extract water from the Thames Tunnel. Now it doesn't even house the old engine. Which had been removed to create more room for an exhibition area. Other than the museum...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Discovered the event by accident when looking up the museum Booked the 5-7:30 session as it covered the setting sun, offered entry to the small museum and a guided tour of the shaft The event is held in the garden built on top of Brunel’s...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rotiman1
Reviewed 2 September 2018

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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 10JP
Reviewed 29 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Beatrice-TA
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tim W
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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