Brunel Museum

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Brunel Engine House Railway Avenue
Greater London
SE16 4LF

Isambard Kingdom Brunel's first and last projects are on the River Thames. The Thames Tunnel with his father Sir Marc Brunel is now an International Landmark Site and the oldest section of tunnel in the London Underground. The Great Eastern Steamship, his monster ship, was launched just down the river and is the prototype for the ocean liner of today. The Museum is a Scheduled Ancient Monument in award winning riverside gardens.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Everyday: 10am to 5pm, late Wednesday concerts and Saturday pop up cocktail bar rooftop garden. Heritage Boat Trips Thursday, Saturday 10.45am Embankment tube, Heritage Walks along the river from Bermondsey tube every Sunday 10.45am and every Tuesday 6.15pm and Descent of the Grand Entrance Hall., re-opened after 145 years. This huge underground chamber is where Brunel nearly lost his life. Also on advertised dates and for booked parties


Adults: £3.00 Concessions: £1.50 Children under 16: Free Family: £5.00


  • National Art Pass

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Mail order service available
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Licensed bar
  • Late night openings
  • Toilets

Facilities information:

The licensed riverside cafe/bar serves tea/coffee and home made cakes everyday and garden cocktails on Saturdays.


  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available

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