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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.

  • View our recent acquisition at LMA's "Great Engineering Day" 28.09.18

    In November last year the Brunel Museum was delighted to announce the acquisition of a priceless set of drawings, thanks to generous support from National Heritage Memorial Fund, The Art Fund, Friends of National Libraries, V&A Purchase Grant Fund and Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust. 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 most significant collection of drawings relating to Brunel ever to come on the market’

    These beautiful watercolours are being conserved at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) before coming to the Brunel Museum where they will be on permanent display. There is an opportunity to see them at the LMA’s Great Engineering Day on the 28th September, booking is essential, tickets £10.

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  • Open House Weekend 22-23 September

    Open House London is the world’s largest architecture festival, giving free public access to 800+ buildings, walks, talks and tours over one weekend in September each year. Each year over a quarter of a million people take part in the Open House weekend, visiting over 800 buildings, walks, talks and tours across London

    This weekend is the Museum’s busiest weekend of the year, as usual the garden and Grand Entrance Hall will be open, but this year we have brought back guided train tours through the oldest in the London Underground. Meet our guides in the roof garden before you plan to go on to your next open house attraction.

    Alongside this we also have two exciting ticketed events: our regular Midnight Apothecary garden cocktail event and “The Seasons” by Peteris Vasks – an emersive Latvian music and dance event.

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