Family and Children

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.

  • Easter holiday activities

    Join us this Easter holidays, Friday 30th March – Sunday 15th April for family and child friendly drop in sessions everyday between 12 noon and 3pm. Quiz of the Day every day, Wednesday & Friday Workshop Fun with Engineering and gardening challenges for Budding Brunels.

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  • Summer playscheme

    The Summer ’17 playscheme is now over.

    Thank you to all the children that came and their parents/carers for bringing them. It has been a lovely two weeks. Check out our blog, facebook page or twitter feed for updates and photos from the fortnight of fun and games. See you next year!

    Every summer we run a two-week Play Scheme celebrating the Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair of 1852. This year the Play Scheme is free for children in Southwark, but parents must register for the scheme. There will be games and other activities, and children will be safe and supervised at all times.

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  • Activity sheets

    Make the most of your visit to the museum with your family with our activity sheets, designed to help children and young people explore the Museum and tell the story of the Brunel’s and the Thames Tunnel.

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