Family and Children

Museums are places to be entertained and inspired, and we try to make learning fun and our events unusual. The Brunels did not just build bridges and tunnels, they organised concert parties, dance events, underwater banquets, fairgrounds and shopping arcades. Brunel was not just an engineer, he was an impresario and showman.

  • Holiday activities

    Days on the River! Morning on the boat, Afternoon on craft workshops in the Museum

    Holiday activities for parents and children. Meet 10.30am prompt every day Embankment tube station for a boat trip under Brunel’s bridges to the launch ramps of his last great ship. Lunch on the boat or bring a picnic to the Museum.  Craft sessions or Brunel quiz in the afternoon. No need to book, just turn up. Children £5, adults £15 including ferry ticket and museum admission.  Or meet us at the museum £6.

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  • Summer playscheme

    Every summer for sixteen years we have run a Play Scheme celebrating the Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair of 1852. Thank you to all the children that came before and welcome to those coming this year. Thank you to parents/carers for bringing them. Check out our blog, facebook page or twitter feed for updates and photos of fun and games.



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  • Activity sheets

    Make the most of your visit to the museum with your family with our activity sheets, designed to help children and young people explore the Museum and tell the story of the Brunel’s and the Thames Tunnel.

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