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Brunel Museum

History Museum
Surrey Quay, London
  • The folks at The Guardian and Londonist like this place. Would you agree?
    • The Guardian
    • Londonist
    "whose great achievement was the Thames Tunnel"(2 Tips)
    "amazing events/exhibition space in the converted ventilation shaft."(3 Tips)
    Time Out London
    "oldest tunnel in London."(2 Tips)
    nik p.
    "And climbing into the tiny tunnel entrance was fun."(2 Tips)
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  • Simon O.
    Simon OpsomerNovember 4, 2016
    After visiting the museum and shaft, hop on the tube and go to Wapping station on the other side of the river. On the platform, you can see the tunnel and the station is built in the other shaft.
  • Isabella P.
    Isabella PalumboMarch 29, 2014
    Climbing into the tunnel entrance was fun. Especially for who,like me, is very tall :D Looks like is the oldest tunnel in London. Pretty cool ha ;) Take a look of the benches outside: so cool!
  • Uptown C.
    Uptown CarsJanuary 24, 2014
    I had an excellent meal at the historic Mayflower pub opposite which included a free drink of local real ale as part of a deal with the Museum.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 27, 2012
    Within the elegant confines of this red brick engine house is the tale of the design and construction of the Thames Tunnel, the oldest tunnel in London. Read more
  • Londonist
    LondonistFebruary 16, 2011
    The museum's tiny, but hold on a year or two and they'll have an amazing events/exhibition space in the converted ventilation shaft.
    HISTORY UKJanuary 17, 2011
    Dedicated to Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s father, whose great achievement was the Thames Tunnel, ‘the eighth wonder of the world’, completed 1843 and still in use today.
  • Jeroen K.
    Jeroen KraanJanuary 30, 2016
    It's only a tiny museum, but definitely worth the 3 GBP entry fee to learn about something you've probably never heard about.
  • The Guardian
    The GuardianApril 25, 2012
    "Every Tuesday at 6.15pm you can take a tour from Bermondsey station along the river, before creeping through a tiny entrance into a huge underground chamber half the size of Shakespeare's Globe..." Read more
  • nik p.
    nik poonJuly 20, 2013
    Quaint rooftop garden that looks like a real garden. And climbing into the tiny tunnel entrance was fun.
  • Ste E.
    Ste ESeptember 22, 2012
    You must get some cocktails from the Midnight Apothecary here- awesome!
  • Martin S
    Martin SApril 22, 2012
    This small museum has a few most interesting models of early tunneling machinery. Worth a visit.
  • Mikey
    MikeyJune 6, 2013
    Open Garden Squares Weekend - 8-9 June 2013 - Saturday 10:00–22:30 + Sunday 10:00–22:30
  • #gastrotech m.
    #gastrotech magazineJanuary 19, 2014
    Mentioned in NYTimes: Underground London 1/17/14 #museumspaces
  • London Strollers
    London StrollersMarch 14, 2011
    We passed by the Brunel Museum on one of our walks and were impressed. Read more
  • Bianca
    BiancaFebruary 24
    Interesting story
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