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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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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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I loved this museum. I actually visited it a few years ago and have been back once when I was in the area. This is not for people who are unfit or disabled since you have to climb... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Should really be called the Thames Tunnel information room. Just a very small building which was an engine shed with explanations regarding the tunnel and about 12 artefacts. On the lower floor you can watch a DVD. Nothing else. Never mind it was raining.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I loved this museum. I actually visited it a few years ago and have been back once when I was in the area. This is not for people who are unfit or disabled since you have to climb through a tiny door and down scaffolding to get to the floor of the chamber. But the museum area is most informative... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Brunel Museum is quite small, without a lot happening. Lots of information about the Brunels,, father and son, the great engineers who built among other things, the first tunnel under a river. This tunnel under the Thames was an amazing achievement. But that's it. The information would probably appeal to engineering students/enthusiasts, but maybe not to the uninitiated. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The building and history are impressive, but other than an informative video, there isn’t a massive amount to see. Try to visit when there is a tour of the underground chamber. £3 entry

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Visited on a Saturday as part of my list of things I'd like to see but never seem to have time, small museum £3 but lucky there was a tour into the underground chamber £6 at 1 o'clock so popped in the pub over the road and returned. Very interesting story of Brunel's near death in the chamber when flooded... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The museum is at one end of the first tunnel under the Thames (and the first under any navigable river), beside the builders' huge access shaft, and inside the engine shed. While these were amazing achievements for their time, the museum itself contains almost nothing other than wall posters explaining the tunnel construction, and a lengthy video on the Life... More 

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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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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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