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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  • 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

    Midnight Apothecary is back for an eighth summer season in our Rotherhithe rooftop garden. Join us every Friday and Saturday night throughout the summer for a frequently changing 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 WHATS ON pages for details and email if you would like to hold an event here…

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