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Address: Railway Avenue | Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7231 3840
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

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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See Original Steampunk hidden stories

See collected stories & existing real traces of the Brunel engineering marvels. Great lessons from life of father/son big dreamers.Small still developing museum well worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Estero, Florida
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Estero, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

See collected stories & existing real traces of the Brunel engineering marvels. Great lessons from life of father/son big dreamers.Small still developing museum well worth a stop. very engaging curator, passonate & extremely knowlegable of the subject. They have a nice selection of books on industrial age, focused on M. & I. Brunel's contributions. Come discover who built a colossal... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The best way to enjoy this small museum, in my opinion, is to take the London Walk experience with the boat from embankment. This way you can fully appreciate the importance of the Brunel family in the history of technology, and enjoy great views of the Thames and its banks at the same time. Our brilliant guide was the Museum... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the museum as part of a London Walk, the walk was not one of the best and the museum was a disappointment. The £6 charge is ridiculous. There is little to see apart from some information boards. The tunnel shaft is impressive and our walk ended there, when we tried to get back to view it properly the door... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so excited to visit this museum. The Brunel Museum commemorates Isambard Kingdom Brunel's first and last projects. An exhibition celebrates the Thames Tunnel as the birthplace of the tube system, and the Great Eastern steamship as the first modern ocean liner. Watercolors, engravings, and models explain this epic feat of engineering and tell the story of the men... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The most disappointing museum we visited, and the documentary film especially bad - not keeping clear the stories of the two Brunels; strange choices of "talking heads", not all of whom were easy to hear; and showing endless shots, with dreedle music and no information, of only a few of IKB's works.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The museum is a brisk 20 minute walk from London Bridge, set in the leafy streets close to the Thames. It's essentially a barn, filled with a few exhibitions and a peculiar underground room where you can watch an 80's history documentary about Brunel's famed Thames tunnel. My friend and I had actually come to see the tunnel hall itself... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I have to say that I would have been disappointed if we had paid £6 each to see the museum and the Brunel shaft. As it was we saw it as part of the London Walks walking tour 'Mayflower to Brunels' tunnel' and as it was included in the fee for the walk, then it was acceptable. The story behind... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

As an engineer Brunel is one of my heroes and I was really looking forward to this. Long story short for an entry of £6 you get to watch a video, look at a few board, a model and then the shaft is concrete plug at the bottom of a stair case. The volunteers running this do not lack enthusiasm... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Quite a mediocre museum but well worth listening to a guide for the engineering history behind it. There is a small museum and the lift shaft below the expensive café. The lift shaft is quite atmospheric. I saw an opera there. But I suppose it could look like a coal mine shaft. Well worth visiting if there is an opera... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

We went to the museum as part of a walking tour. After walking along the Thames from Bermondsey tube station we ended up at the museum which was a fitting finale to all the historic tales we had listened too. The museum itself is small, a little scrappy around its edges and not yet finished, but put in context with... More 

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