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.

  • Summer playscheme

    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.

    This year the scheme will run from Monday 23 July to Friday 3rd August.

    There will be games and activities, and children will be safe and supervised at all times. For more information click read more…

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  • Upcoming

    Date/Time Event
    23/07/2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Summer Playscheme 2018
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    24/07/2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Summer Playscheme 2018
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    25/07/2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Summer Playscheme 2018
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    26/07/2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Summer Playscheme 2018
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
    27/07/2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Summer Playscheme 2018
    Brunel Museum, London, SE16 4LF
  • 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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