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.

  • National Lottery Fund support

    The Brunel Museum has received initial support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for ‘The Brunel Museum Reinvented’. The project will transform the Museum, and is due to complete in 2023. The historic building will be preserved, visitor facilities improved, and exhibition space will be doubled. For the first time Marc Brunel’s Thames Tunnel watercolours will be on display. More details visit News.

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  • Vote for Brunel as the Art Fund's 2019 favourite artwork

    Vote before 11 December for our Brunel in Chains photograph as the Art Fund’s favourite work of art of 2019, and you could win a National Art Pass!

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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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