Museum Book: The Brunels’ Tunnel


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This great underwater crossing’s continued use today is testimony to the far-sighted technical skill of Marc and Isambard Brunel. What we shouldn’t forget is the grip that the Thames Tunnel had on the popular imagination at the time; a combination of joy, pleasure, wonder and sheer excitement, which is not dead and which echoes up from the river-bed to this day.

– MICHAEL PALIN in his foreword

The Museum’s beautifully produced book tells the fascinating story of the cargo Tunnel’s construction and survival as banquet hall, shopping arcade, fairground and tube line. Lavishly illustrated, 84 pages. A treat for all those interested in the Brunels and the history of London.