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Address: Railway Avenue | Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7231 3840
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Very interesting small musum

A small museum all the more interesting as it is set in old pump house of the famous Thames Tunnel, more than worth the small entry free. To complete the experience, I'd... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
stevemhall
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Rhoose, United Kingdom

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Rhoose, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A small museum all the more interesting as it is set in old pump house of the famous Thames Tunnel, more than worth the small entry free. To complete the experience, I'd suggest getting the TFL Overground train from Rotherhithe (short walk from the museum) through the Thames Tunnel to Wapping. From the platform at Wapping Station you can clearly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I keep coming back to the Brunel Museum, not only because it enthusiastically presents the story of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his family, masters of British engineering. It's also a neighbourhood hub that has slowly added exhibits and activities. We can't wait for construction to finish on the new entrance to the tunnel shaft. It's especially interesting... More 

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Thank JeffroAlex
London
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84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place, the Brunel stuff always worth revisiting, but the real secret is to sign up to there mailing list, loads of really interesting events, and with the development of the former ventilation shaft (yes really) into a art and performance space it's going go from strength to strength

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Thank spuddybike
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is in the development stage, though the archeology has been there since Mark Brunel, father of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, started work on digging the first tunnel ever under the Thames. There is a small display area, and tours down the shaft by request. The museum is run by volunteers who charged us £6 to go down the shaft,... More 

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Thank Sheila S
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to the museum at the end of an amazingly entertaining and informative Saturday London Walk based around Brunel's London which started from Embankment. The walk comprises a boat trip and a stretch on the Docklands Light Railway with never a dull moment. The museum is delightful and a perfect end to the walk, not least because it is... More 

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Thank bmac9755
Stroud, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this little museum even on a foul rainy day. I would probably have given it 5 stars if they had more funding to make it interactive for younger family members. My 6 year old did not want to sit through the little film of Brunel's life really. My 11 year old was engaged though... More 

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Thank Soacespice
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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

From J Boy of Derby Interesting little museum about the life of the Brunels. It's run by volunteers who work hard and are very knowledgeable and friendly. A word of warning if you are going into the tunnel entrance beware of the entrance its climbing down a scaffold and then you have to crouch down under the door,I accept the... More 

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kent
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388 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This little museum is close to the local railway station and many bus routes and costs three pounds to enter. It is here as Marc and Isambard both worked on the Thames tunnel which began under the museum. Tours are undertaken daily and it is possible to go below the museum into what was the entrance to the tunnel which... More 

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Thank sabatinitennis
London, England, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Worth stopping to.get the story and history surrounding the entrance to the tunnel under the Thames at Rothwrhithe but there is still time to explore locally. Knowledgeable guide added detail to this small museum.

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Thank Lindan D
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Well, not what you were expecting ! Was recommended to go visit here by a good friend and told it is the smallest museum your ever likely to visit. Yes it is and well worth going to see. The entrance at the moment is via a very small access panel and scaffolding staircase, this is to change as a new... More 

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