Community Consultation Page

We have recently received development funding from the Heritage Fund and other generous funders to transform the museum. If the next stage of our application is successful, this project will conserve the historic building, improve visitor facilities and provide a home for the recently acquired collection of Marc Brunel’s beautiful Thames Tunnel watercolour designs. We will also be able to offer a wider range of events and activities for people.

Share Your Views

We have passed the first stage of the application process but now we need your views in order to help us shape the project. Please answer the questions in our survey here. It will only take 5-10 minutes to complete.

Art Competition

Enlarge 1827 Fundraising Banquet. Jones, George; Banquet in the Thames Tunnel; Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust;

Marc Brunel’s tunnel under the River Thames, from Rotherhithe to Wapping in 1843, was a ‘first’ in the history of engineering. It became an unusual entertainment venue hosting fairs, banquets and a shopping arcade.

The Brunel Museum Reinvented Project will transform the museum, offering new displays and activities for the community. Draw an activity on the sheet here, or on any piece of paper, that you would like to do in the Thames Tunnel entrance shaft.

Two winners will each receive a £25 Love2shop voucher and a free trip to the museum for their families. Anyone can enter.

Scan or photograph your drawing and send it to: with COMPETITION in the subject header or drop it through the letterbox at the Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, SE16 4LF

Entries will not be returned and the deadline is Friday 24th July 2020. By entering, you are giving us permission to publish or display your entry. Please remember to include your name, email address or phone number and your postcode. Please also include a brief description of the activity.


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