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Address: Railway Avenue | Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7231 3840
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: Located in Marc Brunel's Engine House, an amazing exhibition of Thames...
Located in Marc Brunel's Engine House, an amazing exhibition of Thames Tunnels' history of construction.
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Charming little place

Well worth a visit of the original underground line of London. Easy to get to and very interesting visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Well worth a visit of the original underground line of London. Easy to get to and very interesting visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The museum is very interesting and well laid out, although quite small, but for the ultimate underground experience we went during the London open house day. The dates for Open House London 2015 are 19 and 20 September. The online search tool for this will be available in mid-August, and it allows you to identify properties you'd like to visit.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

While only small it is a very interesting museum with a lot of potential. It only has a few displays but the video on the antiquated TV was worth the entrance fee. Hope to come back in a few years when it has expanded and modernized.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Well worth a visit for a nice evening in Summer at the Midnight Apothecary events. You get entry to the small museum, a descent into the tunnel shaft and cocktails (£7 each) & marshmallows in the herb garden. It was packed when we went and the tour of the shaft was done by a very enthusiastic guide. Something different to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

What a delight to come across this great little museum in Southwark. Small but perfectly formed, full of interesting detais and cheap at £3 admission (with half price concessions including for visitors over 60) and a fascinating DVD. A few more seats would be welcome though; it's a long time to stand and watch it on the rather elderly TV.... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A charming little museum full of interesting facts about Marc's Brunels long and fascinating mission to create the first underwater tunnel through the Thames. We had an opportunity to get inside the shaft and it brought the experience to life

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We searched this museum out. It is very small and doesn't have much to offer at present, but it has great potential. The staff are friendly although the admission charge is too high for too little on offer.. Nevertheless, I wish the project well and hope to visit again in a year or two.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The only real museum to the great engineer and his father. Very, very compact but tells the tale well. Amazing vision and skills when engineering was in its infancy but Brunel managed to delivered major ground breaking projects. Today's Health & Safety would not be happy though. Video volume too low for surrounding noise and DVD prone to stick, but... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Did we miss something? Other reviews seem to find something here that we didn't. We found the video useful but nothing we didn't know before, some of the information boards were just propped up against other boards, there was no explanation as to the actual building and how it was used, which was the engine house for the project. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The coach tour from our local area to Rotherhithe included a visit here and although very small, I found the museum interesting. The video presentation on the lower level should preferably be seen first before going on to the information boards, displays and artefacts on the higher level. Despite the small space there is a good gift/bookshop here. I knew... More 

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Additional Information about Brunel Museum

Address: Railway Avenue | Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7231 3840
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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