General admission – Includes tour of the Thames Tunnel Shaft
Date(s) - 06/08/2021
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thames Tunnel Task Force
It’s 1835 and the Thames Tunnel has lain unfinished for the past 7 years. Work is about to begin again – but there’s a problem. In the last flood, the blueprints got wet and now some of the detail has been smudged out. Can you help Isambard Kingdom Brunel work out what’s missing from the blueprints – before his Dad finds out?
Just like Marc Brunel, You’ll need to work out how to use the soft earth to access underneath the river, and how a small worm might hold the key to creating the worlds first underwater tunnel. Luckily our expert guides will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.
This free trail for families is included in your Museum ticket
- Go 16m underground in a tour of the Thames Tunnel Shaft with our volunteer guides
- Find out why Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s first project was almost his last
- Discover why it was called the Eighth Wonder of the World in our Engine House Displays
- Join the Thames Tunnel Task Force with our free family trail
General admission: £6
Family ticket: £10
Tours take place every half an hour, starting at 11am.