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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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Very bare museum, but I'm glad Brunel's work have one anyway

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 17, 2016
Alex B
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Newark upon Trent, null, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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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Thank Alex B
London, UK
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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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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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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