The Brunel Museum at Rotherhithe

The Brunel Museum at Rotherhithe

The Brunel Museum at Rotherhithe
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AJ
Austin, TX1,154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Small museum, but has a plethora of information about the construction of the Thames Tunnel and about Marc Brunel. Worth a look. Personnel very helpful and accommodating. Just know that there are plenty of stairs. Not an issue, but could be useful information for others.
Written 20 February 2024
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JamesAZR
London, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A fantastic gem of a museum located. We did the walking tour and had a lovely time learning about the industrial history of the river. I would definitely recommend!
Written 18 November 2023
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ELIZABETH F
New York City, NY8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Such a charming little gem. Very niche, admittedly, but if you like exploring England's industrial past, this is a fun excursion. Easy to get to on the Tube with an interesting short walk towards the river through a part of the city newbie tourists will never see. Be sure to swing by Cumberland Wharf on the Thames before finding your way to the museum. The Brunel is staffed by volunteers so check the website for current hours. The highlight is access to one of the actual terminuses to the Thames Tunnel. Awe-inspiring vintage engineering at its most muscular. There is the small collection of souvenirs inspired by the Brunels' audacious accomplishment which gives one an idea of how momentous the opening of the tunnel was.
Written 19 June 2023
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Terry W
Bracknell, UK1,405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This was booked as an addition to our London Walk (including river boat) about Brunei's bridges, so a wonderful way to end the day.
We had booked in advance and benefited with informative to us by the volunteer guide.
Brunel was not just about bridges and the talk was extremely informative.
After the tour we spent more time reading inside the building where you could also buy books and other related merchandise.
Written 6 March 2022
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Rotherhithe is a fascinating place to explore, with many links back to its history as part of the docks of London, in the cobbled streets, the brick warehouses, the remnants of the docks themselves, St Mary's Church and the old Pumping House for Brunel's tunnel under the Thames which, when constructed from to 1825-1843, was the first thoroughfare under a navigable river in the world.

You come across it almost by accident in its own square, and there is a remnant of an old Priming Pump from Surrey Docks outside.

The building is interesting to see from the inside, and the inside is now a Museum which, sadly, is currently closed due to the current coronavirus situation, but I look forward to revisiting when it reopens.
Written 7 June 2020
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Hi Ian, Thank you for your review, hopefully you have had (or will soon have) the chance to visit us again now we have reopened. We look forward to seeing you!
Written 1 October 2020
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Sibylla O
Geneva, IL187 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
If you like history this is another place in London to visit a bit out of the way, but it is a lovely walk through a not so visited London. You cannot see much of the tunnel but what you see gives you a good idea what it once was. Enjoy a bit of this "wonder"!
Written 26 June 2019
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Helen D
Birmingham, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We came here on a weekday morning but there were a few other people about. The exhibition was informative and the café (we didn’t have time to visit this) looked nice. We got to go in the shaft and had a really interesting talk given to us by an enthusiastic and interesting lady. We had to dash off, but we would have stayed longer if we could have. It was really good and seems like a great place to take the kids too. They also do events in the shaft, which was very atmospheric and close to the trains! Well worth a visit!
Written 16 April 2019
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jacquie k
London, UK77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
If you go on the weekend in August you do not make to pay. It is worth the money it is family friendly you have a great film to watch and you can walk around lots of stairs but well worth a visit. Also go to The Sands Museum around the corner it houses lots of customs made for TV series i.e. Poldark and many more. Enjoy
Written 10 March 2019
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IanWD
West Drayton, UK453 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
An interesting attraction which will take up only about an hour or two of your time. It is more about Isambard Kingdom Brunel's father Marc than IKB and is well worth a visit if you are interested in the family or engineering. It is staffed by volunteers who all seem to enjoy there work and there enthusiasm for the Brunel's is infectious.
Written 3 February 2019
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Mark D
United Kingdom90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
A tiny museum but well worth the visit as it tells an important story in the history of engineering and tunnelling. Staffed by very friendly and informative volunteers who made us feel very welcome.
Written 13 November 2018
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