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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  • Totally Thames festival 1-30th September 2017

    The September events calendar at the Museum is set to be busy busy busy! We are excited to be part of Totally Thames Festival, a month long celebration of the river and all its works, and you will find opera, music, Shakespeare, dance, theatre, sculpture and light installation in Brunel’s Grand Entrance.

    September is also the month of Open House Weekend (16th-17th) when hundreds of properties all over the capital open their doors free of charge in the busiest event in our calendar. Check out the What’s On pages for details of these events, and hundreds more events can be found on the Totally Thames website.

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