The Brunel Museum
We are a 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 are accessible by Thames Clipper and Masthouse Terrace Pier.
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
Details of concerts, heritage walks, lectures, guided walks, river trips, shows, theatre and garden events can be found on the Events pages. The Museum can also be for booked for society visits and private events.
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 check out the Future Plans pages for details of the plans and how you can support us.