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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  • New Acquisition: Thames Tunnel Archive comes home to the Museum

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

    We are 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 and V&A Purchase Grant Fund. 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.

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