This is London’s story of an engineering family that changed the World. Brunel organised the world’s first underground concert party here in 1827, and the Museum celebrates and interprets music and theatre as well as engineering. The Museum is an educational charity.

  • The museum may be closed, but we still want to support our community

    We want to hear your stories about how you are coping with and adapting to being at home.

    Learning and living from home:
    If you have children how are you finding it?
    If your child is interested in science and engineering here are some resources that the Brunel Museum recommends:…

    We would love to know about your experiences and to share this with others in the community.

    Views from your window:
    Now that the spring is coming what are you seeing?
    Take some photos from your window and send the best one to us with a caption. We will publish a selection of these on our website. Above is Sarah’s photo. Her caption is: ‘Everything looks so bright and calm‘.

    How are you coping?
    Share your tips and mechanisms to cope.

    You can contact us on here (or Twitter/Instagram/Facebook) or by email:

    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Update: Museum Closed from 18th March until further notice

    In the light of the most recent government directive on the Coronavirus we are sorry to advise that the museum will be closed from 18th March until further notice.
    The wellbeing and safety of our staff, visitors and volunteers is paramount and we consider this to be the wisest course of action for the time being.
    We look forward to seeing you in due course at the Museum.
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  • Join Our Volunteer Team

    The Brunel Museum needs volunteers to lead our popular guided tours and boat trips. We will provide script and training. We also need help greeting visitors, welcoming groups,  and serving in the cafe and shop. Can you spare one morning or afternoon a week to help at this small, friendly museum?

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  • We are recruiting for a Trustee Treasurer

    We are seeking a qualified accountant to join the Brunel Museum’s Board of Trustees as Treasurer. This is a really interesting opportunity to get involved in a lively heritage site which is on the brink of organisational change and significant capital development. Please click the link below to find out more.


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  • Dana Skelley OBE appointed as new Chair of Trustees

    The museum is delighted to announce the appointment of one of the UK’s leading engineers as our new Chair of the Trustees. Dana brings a wealth of experience in rehabilitating London’s historic transport infrastructure, including the refurbishment of many of London’s Thames crossings including Battersea Bridge, Westminster Bridge and the Blackwall Tunnel.

    Dana is a strong advocate of the STEAM framework (science technology engineering arts and mathematics) in education and believes the Brunel museum with its rich history and newly acquired art and photography collections can and will become a global exemplar of the STEAM agenda.

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  • Midnight Apothecary

    The heady days of summer are gone, but a cosy bar inside welcomes you and the rooftop garden will still be open on fine days. Special events through the winter include December Cabaret, Christmas Sing-along and Wassail. Join us  for hot toddies and a special botanical cocktail menu, concocted by our very own Cocktail Gardener Lottie Muir from delicious wild and foraged ingredients- many of which are grown in our garden. Expect a roaring campfire to toast marshmallows around, candlelight amongst the undergrowth and deliciously seasonal street food provided by our resident food vendors. We can’t wait to welcome you.

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  • Underground Theatre and Concert Hall

    Our programme ranges from school visits, heritage walks, boat trips, art installations and talks above ground, to theatre, concerts, cabaret and cocktails underground. All taking place along – and beneath! – the river.

    Visit our WHAT’S ON pages for details and email if you would like to hold an event here…

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  • February Half Term Activities at the Brunel Museum!

     Arts, Crafts and Drama! – FULLY BOOKED

    STOP PRESS: We’ve now reached capacity, so please check back later in the year for our next holiday activities.

    Come and have active fun at the Brunel Museum during half-term for free! Visit our magical shaft, and meet the likes of Sir Marc Brunel and others who’ll help you build bridges, ward off “The Great Stink” and have fun creating your own paintings.

    One session each day, 11am – 1pm, free. Register now to guarantee your place.

    Aimed at children aged 7 to 12 years, but younger siblings welcome too.

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