This is London’s story of an engineering family that changed the World. 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. The Museum is an educational charity.

  • February Half Term Activities at the Brunel Museum!

     Arts, Crafts and Drama!

    Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February  

    Come and have active fun at the Brunel Museum during half-term for free! Visit our magical shaft, and meet the likes of Sir Marc Brunel and others who’ll help you build bridges, ward off “The Great Stink” and have fun creating your own paintings.

    One session each day, 11am – 1pm, free. Register now to guarantee your place.

    Aimed at children aged 7 to 12 years, but younger siblings welcome too.

    Click below for more details and registration now!

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  • Dana Skelley OBE appointed as new Chair of Trustees

    The museum is delighted to announce the appointment of one of the UK’s leading engineers as our new Chair of the Trustees. Dana brings a wealth of experience in rehabilitating London’s historic transport infrastructure, including the refurbishment of many of London’s Thames crossings including Battersea Bridge, Westminster Bridge and the Blackwall Tunnel.

    Dana is a strong advocate of the STEAM framework (science technology engineering arts and mathematics) in education and believes the Brunel museum with its rich history and newly acquired art and photography collections can and will become a global exemplar of the STEAM agenda.

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  • Brunel is the Art Fund's 2019 favourite artwork

    We are delighted to announce that our 1857 photograph of Isambard Kingdom Brunel has been voted the public’s favourite Art Fund work of the year! Thank you to all who voted for this iconic work, and thank you to the Art Fund and other kind funders such as the National Heritage Memorial Fund whose generous support allowed us to acquire it for the Museum’s collection in 2019.

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  • Please become a Volunteer!

    The Brunel Museum needs volunteers to lead our popular guided tours and boat trips. We will provide script and training. We also need help greeting visitors, welcoming groups,  and serving in the cafe and shop. Can you spare one morning or afternoon a week to help at this small, friendly museum?

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  • Midnight Apothecary

    The heady days of summer are gone, but a cosy bar inside welcomes you and the rooftop garden will still be open on fine days. Special events through the winter include December Cabaret, Christmas Sing-along and Wassail. Join us  for hot toddies and a special botanical cocktail menu, concocted by our very own Cocktail Gardener Lottie Muir from delicious wild and foraged ingredients- many of which are grown in our garden. Expect a roaring campfire to toast marshmallows around, candlelight amongst the undergrowth and deliciously seasonal street food provided by our resident food vendors. We can’t wait to welcome you.

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  • Underground Theatre and Concert Hall

    Our programme ranges from school visits, heritage walks, boat trips, art installations and talks above ground, to theatre, concerts, cabaret and cocktails underground. All taking place along – and beneath! – the river.

    Visit our WHAT’S ON pages for details and email if you would like to hold an event here…

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