The Museum is an educational charity run by volunteers and tells the story of one of the world’s great engineering dynasties. Brunel organised the world’s first underground concert party here in 1827, and the Museum celebrates and interprets music and theatre as well as engineering.

  • Would you like to volunteer with us?

    The Brunel Museum has only two full-time salaried employees and is entirely dependent on its team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers.

    Our volunteers help with a variety of tasks to make sure things run smoothly at the museum day to day including: welcoming people as they arrive, helping in the bookshop and the cafe gallery, the maintenance and development of the museum’s displays and gardens, and the successful staging of special events. If you would like to know more please get in touch!

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  • Thames Tunnel Archive for release 7th December National Tunnelling Day

    ‘The most significant collection of drawings relating to Brunel ever to have come on the market’

    Many of the drawings executed by Brunel himself are exceptional for their beauty and artistic merit, for their technical detail and for the insight they give into the development of his career and his design.  The drawings have been buried in a family album for almost two hundred years, and are released on National Tunnelling Day and for the feast day of Saint Barbara, the Patron Saint of Tunnellers.

    News of the sale has featured in the news, here in the Antiques gazette Thames Tunnel Archive in Auction and in the Daily Mail Tunnel Vision