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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
Fee: Yes
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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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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 99 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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Aberdare
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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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Horsham, United Kingdom
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I had some time to kill while waiting for a friend and stumbled upon this museum. The tunnel entrance was unfortunately closed when I was there, so I could only see the small exhibit set up and watch the informational video. Nevertheless, I learned quite a bit and enjoyed seeing some old artifacts from the construction of the tunnel. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is a small museum with general info and a video regarding the work of the Brunels with regard to the tunnel under the Thames. The museum is built at what used to be the entrance. Actual entrance to the tunnel is only on certain days, pay in the museum to go in with the guide. We had done a... 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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