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The Grand Entrance Hall is open!


Imaginary Staircase 1843

Visitor access was once by half height doorway, flood defence wall and scaffolding. Now the Museum has:

– Opened up a new  entrance

– Installed a viewing platform at street level

– Installed a permanent stairway to a new floor suspended above the railway

– Created a show and pictures to interpret the space

Opening day in 1843, fifty thousand people visited what became known as ‘the Eighth Wonder of The World. HRH Prince Edward has opened The Wonder again, but we still need your help. We invite you to


At this International Landmark Site make Your Name, the Name of a Loved One, an Organisation or a Company part of history. Help us interpret an important educational site. Give your support to a new and magical venue for the arts.

A Tread for £500

A Landing £1,000

The Entrance Door £10,000

To make your donation …

Either download this form and send to the address shown making payment by cheque or credit card …

Or make your donation online by a) using the button below to donate , and b) sending us via this Email link the details of the item you’d like to sponsor and the name to be inscribed.

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More on our plans

For more information on our plans for the shaft, including architect’s drawings, see the Shaft Access Plan page.