The Brunel Museum

Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe , Shadwell, SE16 4LF
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Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe , Shadwell, SE16 4LF

020 7231 3840




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Rotherhithe (0.00 miles)

It’s fitting that this museum is located above the Thames Tunnel, the underwater tunnel built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his father Sir Marc Brunel, a formidable duo who revolutionised engineering. This was the first construction of its kind in the world, and today it forms part of the London Overground. The exhibits at the museum focus on the early days of London’s transport system, as well as the process of building the tunnel. The venue is also used for events as diverse as operatic performances, creative writing courses and theatrical performances, most of which take place in the Grand Entrance Hall, where Isambard almost drowned once.Open seven days a week, entry is £3 for adults and free for under-16s.

The Brunel Museum Picture Gallery

The Brunel Museum Picture

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Enjoy a drink on London's best rooftops picture

Enjoy a drink on London's best rooftops

Drinkies, a great view... what else you could possibly need?

Voted one of London’s best rooftop bars, Midnight Apothecary takes over the rooftop of the Brunel Museum each summer. Visit the secret riverside garden and drink artisan cocktails in the moonlight while keeping warm by the fire pit. The ingredients for the cocktails come from the garden itself or from foraging in the local area.

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Take a Thames Tunnel tour picture

Take a Thames Tunnel tour

Once described as the 8th Wonder of the World!
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The Cocktail Gardener

Drink by moonlight atop a summer rooftop bar...
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