The Brunel Museum

Museum in Rotherhithe
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Address Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, Rotherhithe, SE16 4LF
020 7231 3840
Nearest Station
0.00 miles
Opening Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Open 11:00 - Closes 17:00
Sunday Open 11:00 - Closes 17:00
Covid 19 Information
Following the PM’s announcements on 5 July and yesterday evening, we have updated our COVId-19 safety measures.

The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors is paramount and so we have decided to keep in place a number of our Covid-19 safety measures beyond 19 July.

To help maintain social distancing, we will continue to limit numbers of tickets to help maintain social distancing in the Engine House. We are encouraging visitors to prebook their tickets to the Museum.

Our staff and volunteers will continue to wear face masks unless exempt. We encourage our visitors to do the same.

Please do not visit the Museum is you are experiencing symptoms or have been told to self-isolate. If you have prebooked your ticket and are unable to attend, please email [email protected] and we will arrange an exchange.

These measures have been drawn up in accordance with industry best practice and guidance issued by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

These measures will stay in place beyond 19 July until 31 August at the earliest.

Check before you visit

Being able to safely open the Museum is reliant on the health of our staff and volunteers. As a small team, if one or more of our staff becomes unwell or is asked to self-isolate, we may have to close the Museum. If you have prebooked your ticket, we will inform you as soon as we know. We will try and give as much notice as possible, but please check our website and social media in advance of your visit.

Numbers will be strictly limited so that we can maintain appropriate distancing, and tickets should be purchased in advance when possible. If you would like to make any purchases we ask that, if possible, you do not use cash

This is the local story of an engineering family that changed the world. As well as building the world’s first tunnel through soft ground under a navigable river, the Brunels hosted the first underground concert party here in 1827, and the museum celebrates both engineering and performance in its Grade II* listed Tunnel Shaft. The Brunel Museum is an educational charity.

The Brunel Museum Picture Gallery

The Brunel Museum Picture

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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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