Family and Children

Museums are places to be entertained and inspired, and we try to make learning fun and our events unusual. The Brunels did not just build bridges and tunnels, they organised concert parties, dance events, underwater banquets, fairgrounds and shopping arcades. Brunel was not just an engineer, he was an impresario and showman.

  • Summer playscheme

    Every summer we run a two-week Play Scheme celebrating the Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair of 1852. The Play Scheme is free for children in Southwark, but parents must register for the scheme. There will be games and activities, and children will be safe and supervised at all times. More details to follow…

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  • Activity sheets

    Make the most of your visit to the museum with your family with our activity sheets, designed to help children and young people explore the Museum and tell the story of the Brunel’s and the Thames Tunnel.

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