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Brunel Museum, The

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Scheduled Ancient Monument, International Landmark Site, Oldest Tunnel in the Oldest Underground in the World. Down the River Thames, the launch ramps of Brunel’s Great Eastern, accessible by Thames Clipper and Masthouse Terrace Pier.

We are open 10:00 to 17:00 seven days a week, with late openings for special events.

The Museum gardens and launch ramps never close…

The collection is small, but the award winning display tells a big story:

The birth of the tube and the first modern ocean liner
Stories about Thames and East India Company in ‘All Our Stories’ with Heritage Lottery Fund

Details of concerts, heritage walks, lectures, river trips and garden events with Midnight Apothecary below.

The Grand Entrance Hall, where young Brunel nearly drowned, was once the world’s first underground theatre. Before the trains came, the chamber echoed with applause for acrobats, tightrope walkers and serenaders. The space is open again after 150 years, and with support from the Association of Independent Museums and Biffa, the Museum is fitting out a spectacular new gallery and theatre. Planning Approval has been given and work begins on site in 2015 . More details here

Meanwhile guided descents Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (see below) when intrepid visitors enter by narrow doorway and temporary staircase into a secret chamber.

The Museum can also be for booked for society visits and private events.

Address:
Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF
Telephone:
020 7231 3840
Opening times:
Open seven days a week from 10:00 until 17:00 and later for special events
Charges:
Normally £3.00 and £1.50 for concessions. Children under 16 free of charge
Sector:
Voluntary

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