What’s On

Museums are places to be entertained and inspired, and we try to make learning fun and our events unusual. The Brunels did not just build bridges and tunnels, they organised concert parties, dance events, underwater banquets, fairgrounds and shopping arcades. Brunel was not just an engineer, he was an impresario and showman.

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  • Guided river walks and boat tours

    Every Sunday & Monday 10.40am and Wednesday 6:15pm meet at Bermondsey tube station and be guided to the Brunel Museum and below into the Grand Entrance Hall, the secret underground chamber. Late opening after Wednesday’s walk. No booking required.

    Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10.40am meet at Embankment tube station (not pier) for a boat trip along the Thames, then a train journey through the oldest tube tunnel in the world and descend into the underground chamber. No booking required.

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  • Midnight Apothecary

    Campfire Cocktails in the City! Voted one of London’s best pop-up cocktail bars since 2012 and featured in Vogue, World’s Best Bars, the Independent on Sunday, Red, Elle and Time Out, join us for our sixth season in our secret rooftop garden above Brunel’s Thames Tunnel in Rotherhithe. Relax around a firepit. Imbibe exquisite alcoholic prescriptions infused with ingredients grown in our garden or foraged nearby by Midnight Apothecary founder Lottie Muir AKA The Cocktail Gardener. Cuddle up to watch the sun set over the river. Toast marshmallows on the fire. Listen to birds, insects and other local musical talent. Descend underground into the Brunel Tunnel Grand Entrance Hall for a guided tour and sate your appetite with great Greek BBQ from Pan chef extraordinaire Despina Siahuli (ex E5 Bakehouse and French and Grace) down on the terrace.

    We are open EVERY Friday and Saturday from 5 May 2017 through to the end of September.  Doors open 5.30pm. Last orders 10pm. Advance booking only.

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  • Music and theatre

    The museum hosts concerts, opera, theatre, live performance, recitals, plays and other performances.

    We have been working to develop this beautiful new website for a while – we hope you like it, and find it much easier to find out about what is going on at the museum. However please bare with us while we make sure all our event listings are up to date.

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