Make a donation
Donate and support our development plans. The Brunel Museum commemorates Brunel’s first and last projects: the first metro and the first modern ocean liner. We are a small registered charity depending on the generous support of the public.
The Museum is a registered charity and donations from the public help us maintain and improve our educational activities.
In October 2015 work began on improving access to the historic Grand Entrance Hall and to install a new interpretation scheme for visitors. In April 2016 the grand Entrance Hall reopened with the new entrance and staircase. Until then visitor access was via a half height doorway, flood defence wall and scaffolding staircase.
The new development is part of the Museum plans to give visitors physical access to this startling underground chamber:
- Appropriate and accessible entrance
- Viewing platform at street level
- Permanent stairway to a new floor suspended above the railway
- Platform lift
- Wooden floor & under floor heating
- Show & pictures to interpret the space
Opening day in 1843, fifty thousand people visited what became known as ‘the Eighth Wonder of The World. The Wonder is open again, but we need help to improve access. Please contact us if you can help.