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Brunel Museum

Brunel Engine House Railway Avenue | Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF, England
+44 20 7231 3840
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A little gem

We travelled from London Bridge out to Rotherhythe on the 47 bus and alighted at Southwark Park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
alpinahed
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Bristol
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Small museum

This museum does not take long to view. There is a video on the life of Brunel which is worth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JeffroNZ
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Located in Marc Brunel's Engine House, an amazing exhibition of Thames Tunnels' history of construction.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Brunel Engine House Railway Avenue | Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF, England
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"thames tunnel"
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"run by volunteers"
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"grand entrance hall"
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"london walks"
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"civil engineering"
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"overground station"
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"walking tour"
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"cocktail evening"
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"working conditions"
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"amazing achievement"
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"canada water"
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"great engineering"
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"excellent commentary"
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"local history"
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"worth the effort"
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"knowledgeable guide"
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"well worth the trip"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled from London Bridge out to Rotherhythe on the 47 bus and alighted at Southwark Park. Just past the Mayflower pub we found the winding house for Marc Brunel’s Thames tunnel which is now an interesting little museum explaining how the tunnel became London’s...More

Thank alpinahed
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum does not take long to view. There is a video on the life of Brunel which is worth watching there. The volunteers were very friendly. There was meant to be a tour of the underground section but unfortunately this did not seem to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum but worth a visit gives you a understanding Brunels projects staff have a detailed knowledge of the Brunel family's works

Thank maurice s
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I visited on a cool early January day in 2018, with some unexpected glorious weather lifting the spirits! A short 2 minute walk from Rotherhithe overground station, the top of the huge shaft that I.K.Brunel sank into the soft ground way back in the early...More

Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

To be on the site where our greatest engineer completed just one of the great projects. The tunnel is still used by London Underground and every brick is still in place no leaks!. Tiny museum run by volunteers who share their passion with the visitor

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Small museum, lots of exhibits and information on the walls so things to look at and read. But the museum is all about the volunteers. When I visited Mike the volunteer was on duty. He was a font of knowledge, very enthusiastic. I don’t have...More

Thank Colin E
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

A group of friends went to a museum music event night all together. We enjoyed it a lot! They hold the event “midnight apothecary” on sat with campfire, cocktails and food. The staff is friendly. Will recommend to visit for the event and the museum.

Thank Gillian A
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

This is a really charming small spot - the final point of London Walk's Brunel tour (a MUST DO by tube and boat). If you like London, you must like the major works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel ;-)) and his engineering family. There is also...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

My wife and I spent 10 days in London, and have been there many times before. We were looking for something different, and we found a Brunel tour that started on the Thames. Brunel and his son were engineers that did groundbreaking work on bridges,...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Great small museum, the chap showed me around very friendly and informative worth the cash.... It's not the Smithsonian so don't expect it to be.

Thank richard c
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Brian186254
7 September 2017|
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Response from Bud101 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I have no idea
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Stonie35
22 August 2017|
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Response from HylB | Reviewed this property |
The nearest station is Rotherhithe, an overland line to get there change from Jubilee line at Canada Water. Or it is about a 15 minute walk from Bermondsey or Canada Water.
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Samshltn
9 February 2015|
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Response from Emma F | Reviewed this property |
And it's definitely worth doing the walking tour if you have time, not just to save on the admission.
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