Welcome

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.

  • Thames Tunnel Archive: A priceless acquisition

    In November last year the Brunel Museum was delighted to announce the acquisition of a priceless set of drawings, thanks to generous support from National Heritage Memorial Fund, The Art Fund, Friends of National Libraries, V&A Purchase Grant Fund and Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust. Many of the drawings executed by Brunel himself are exceptional for their beauty and artistic merit, for their technical detail and for the insight they give into the development of his career and his design.

    ‘The most significant collection of drawings relating to Brunel ever to come on the market’

    These beautiful watercolours are being conserved at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) before coming to the Brunel Museum where they will be on permanent display.

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  • Midnight Apothecary Down the Shaft Film Club: Silent Cinema Season

    Thursday 2nd & 16th May 2019

    For our Silent Cinema season we are proud to present Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Easy Street’ and Laurel & Hardy’s ‘Big Business’ and ‘Liberty’, accompanied on grand piano by the virtuoso talents of the UK’s leading silent film piano accompanists Meg Morley (2 May) and Neil Brand (16 May) in the Victorian underground Grand Entrance Hall to Brunel’s Thames Tunnel at the Brunel Museum.

    This is one of London’s secret and most unusual underground venues to enjoy classic silent cinema- directly below our hidden candlelit garden where you will be able to toast marshmallows around the firepit and sample a hot toddy, delicious street food or one of our award-winning botanical cocktails made from ingredients grown in the garden or foraged close by.

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  • Easter Holiday Fun for children and families

    Monday 8th – Monday 22nd April Days on the River!

    Boat trip in the morning, Brunel quiz in the afternoon

    Meet 10.30am prompt every day Embankment tube station for a boat trip under Brunel’s Bridges to the launch ramps of his last great ship. Have lunch on the boat or bring a picnic to the Museum. Do the Brunel quiz  and collect a prize. No need to book, just turn up. Children £5, adults £15 including ferry ticket and museum admission or just meet us at the museum £6

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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 WHATS ON pages for details and email if you would like to hold an event here…

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