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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
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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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The museum is very small but the walking tour is definitely recommended!!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 24, 2016
ChrissyCassar
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A newly devised theatre production, based on a beautiful tragedy about mermaids in Japan originally conceived by Mimei Ogawa, who is known as the Hans Christian Andersen of Japan.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

There are very few places that feel as real and cared for as the Midnight Apothecary. The cocktails are ever changing depending on ingredients available and come from home grown or foraged ingredients (planter boxes of herbs surrounding the beautiful garden fortress serve as testimony). They use premium, unusual and as local as possible spirits and, if you're lucky enough... 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

The Brunels have always been inspiring. This museum is small and quirky with lots of original features and insights. A real privilege to experience some world class design that has been copied in many cities throughout the world.

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Thank Zapstar67
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We cheated and took a LONDON WALKS tour with Tim as our guide. 'Mayflower to Brunel's Tunnel' which included the cost of admission to the museum as well as excellent commentary on the shaft itself. The Museum as it exists has built a spiral stairway down into the shaft which can now be a venue to talks or music and... More 

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dorset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We visited here as part of a walk of the area and I had no idea it existed. Will def bring my son back. Fascinating. Small but very special.

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Thank happygolucky50Dorset
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

I had looked forward to visiting the Midnight Apothecary for years since moving to Rotherhithe and finally made it a few weeks ago. To say I was underwhelmed is the understatement of century. There were 6 or so to choose from that mostly tasted the same, forget the pretty pictures you see online of instagram beautiful botanical creations these are... More 

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Bosworth
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This for us was no exception although I am not too sure what we quite expected. In fairness we were already pretty well exhausted by the time we got here late afternoon and the film being shown did little to uplift us. Nonetheless this is a site of great historical and engineering significance.

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