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Address: Brunel Engine House Railway Avenue | Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF, England
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+44 20 7231 3840
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Located in Marc Brunel's Engine House, an amazing exhibition of Thames...

Located in Marc Brunel's Engine House, an amazing exhibition of Thames Tunnels' history of construction.

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Didn't do the walk and should have. Museum rather small but the presentation in tower was great as guy was so enthusiastic and answered question with great knowledge. Adults £6

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Clive P
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Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have known about the Brunels (father and son) for a long time and have visited several of their works over the years but did not know of this gem of a museum until recently. It is worth the effort to get here. Not only does the staff provide you with an answer to any question you may have they... More 

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Thank Richard P
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39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't do the walk and should have. Museum rather small but the presentation in tower was great as guy was so enthusiastic and answered question with great knowledge. Adults £6

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Thank Clive P
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the walking tour from Bermondsley tube to the Brunel Museum, more than the museum itself. Tim was a great storyteller- covering local characters, architecture and explaining how London and Southwark was at different points in history. I learnt a lot while being well entertained. The museum itself is much smaller than I imagined and so without the walking... More 

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Thank Jane P
London, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a modest but inspiring little museum near the Thames and about two or three miles to the east of Tower Bridge. It provides a fascinating glimpse of the achievements of the Brunels. The most informative item was the video which was comprehensive. There is a tiny cafe with reasonable prices. The pleasant and helpful lady serving there also... More 

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Thank J150505
Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were the first people there when it opened and we didn't have cash, but the lady in charge allowed us to look around and trusted that we would bring her the cash later (we did). It's a tiny but well-presented museum telling the fascinating story of the digging/building of the Rotherhithe Tunnel. The best bit was the descent into... More 

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Thank 910caroline
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I visited with some relatives after having a great lunch at the Mayflower pub nearby. This is a very informative and interesting museum. The entrance fee was very reasonable, with discounts given for art fund and concessions. Having walked round the museum and watched a film we were showed into the main event, Brunels tunnel. Our guide was very knowledgeable... More 

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Thank Jimgard
London, United Kingdom
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369 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I came here as part of the Midnight Apothecary so my review really tailors around that. What a waste of my money! The two tickets I paid for included marshmallows and music; for the ticket amount, a drink should have been included. Rather drinks are an additional £7-8. Greek food (only grilled cheese for vegetarians) is additional money and cash... More 

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Management response:

Thank you for coming to our Pop Up Valentine event. I am sorry the event didn't work out for you but glad you found the Museum interesting. Like you, I wish a £7 ticket could cover admission, live band, free drink and free food, but I don't know the trick. Meanwhile cocktails, warm drinks and hot food always available at... More 

Matlock, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Not the easiest of places to find and a bit out of the way and so we took a London taxi mainly for convenience. In 27 years as a taxi driver he had never been asked for the Brunel Museum before and now we know why. It is really no more than a small exhibition of a few storyboards, photos... More 

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Thank PANDA5661
Management response:

I'm so sorry you did not enjoy your visit to this small museum with a big story. Your taxi driver is right, the Museum is well served by public transport (trains every three minutes). The tunnel below the museum is the oldest in the London Transport system, and most visitors arrive at Rotherhithe Station (London Overground) just 100 yards away.... More 

Dronfield, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Loved this place and if you get there when the storyteller is there it's a gem of a place. Soooo interesting and you can walk into Brunel's tunnel, part of which is taken up by the tube trains. It's really incredible. Well worth the trip. No cafe but I think there was teas and coffee available at the reception.

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Newark upon Trent, null, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Can't fault the staff, very welcoming and enthusiastic but the museum was dated and lacking content. Main part was an old video which I'm sure you could find online. You can't see any of the tunnel, just a small part of the entrance shaft. Not much else in the area and wouldn't recommend detouring here if t's out your way.

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