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Address: Railway Avenue | Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF, England
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+44 20 7231 3840
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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An informative museum

I visited with some relatives after having a great lunch at the Mayflower pub nearby. This is a very informative and interesting museum. The entrance fee was very reasonable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with some relatives after having a great lunch at the Mayflower pub nearby. This is a very informative and interesting museum. The entrance fee was very reasonable, with discounts given for art fund and concessions. Having walked round the museum and watched a film we were showed into the main event, Brunels tunnel. Our guide was very knowledgeable... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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335 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here as part of the Midnight Apothecary so my review really tailors around that. What a waste of my money! The two tickets I paid for included marshmallows and music; for the ticket amount, a drink should have been included. Rather drinks are an additional £7-8. Greek food (only grilled cheese for vegetarians) is additional money and cash... More 

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Management response:

Thank you for coming to our Pop Up Valentine event. I am sorry the event didn't work out for you but glad you found the Museum interesting. Like you, I wish a £7 ticket could cover admission, live band, free drink and free food, but I don't know the trick. Meanwhile cocktails, warm drinks and hot food always available at... More 

Matlock, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not the easiest of places to find and a bit out of the way and so we took a London taxi mainly for convenience. In 27 years as a taxi driver he had never been asked for the Brunel Museum before and now we know why. It is really no more than a small exhibition of a few storyboards, photos... More 

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Thank PANDA5661
Management response:

I'm so sorry you did not enjoy your visit to this small museum with a big story. Your taxi driver is right, the Museum is well served by public transport (trains every three minutes). The tunnel below the museum is the oldest in the London Transport system, and most visitors arrive at Rotherhithe Station (London Overground) just 100 yards away.... More 

Dronfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place and if you get there when the storyteller is there it's a gem of a place. Soooo interesting and you can walk into Brunel's tunnel, part of which is taken up by the tube trains. It's really incredible. Well worth the trip. No cafe but I think there was teas and coffee available at the reception.

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Newark upon Trent, null, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Can't fault the staff, very welcoming and enthusiastic but the museum was dated and lacking content. Main part was an old video which I'm sure you could find online. You can't see any of the tunnel, just a small part of the entrance shaft. Not much else in the area and wouldn't recommend detouring here if t's out your way.

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Thank Dan_M_1985
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Barely anything is in this museum, but if you are interested in Brunel's work, as well as Victorian engineering in general you have to visit it. If you are not, keep scrolling, there are so many better museum to visit in London.

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London, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

I was underwhelmed and not sure why exactly. I had high expectations and think a lot more could be made of this really important monument. The video was long and informative but unexciting. The displays were equally unexciting. The small shop has a lot of books and pamphlets about the great man and his work and I invested on one.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel were both important Victorian engineers and here at the Brunel Museum you can see the amazing developments they both worked on – building a tunnel under the Thames from 1825 to its opening in 1843. The first part of the Museum includes a film to show you what was planned and then built. Then you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Did the Brunel walking tour in October 2016 - it was a gray but dry day, the guide knew a lot about Brunel, it was also a mixture of local history and Brunel history (which really helped putting it into context)... the tour ends at the Brunel museum which is quite small and unimpressive - this was my second time... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Considering the admission charge was only £6.00 this small museum is well worth a visit. We were given a warm welcome and had plenty of time to look at the exhibits and read the information boards before watching a video about the life and achievements of Brunel. We were then escorted down into the old entrance shaft where we enjoyed... More 

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