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The Brunel Museum reopens on Wednesday 2nd December as per national restrictions

Entry to the Brunel Museum is £6 (£4 for concessions). Children under 5 free of charge. Family ticket £10.

Click here for information on visiting the Great Eastern Launch Site for free.

Brunel Museum
Railway Avenue
Rotherhithe
London, SE16 4LF

Telephone: 020 7231 3840
Email: hello@thebrunelmuseum.com

Cycling: The museum is on the Q14 Quietway from Cycle Superhighway 4 into Surrey Quays. The nearest Santander Cycle Docking Station is Rotherhithe Roundabout – less than 5 minutes walk from the Museum. There is cycle parking on Rotherhithe Street. You can plan your route here: https://tfl.gov.uk/maps/cycle

Overground: Rotherhithe station (London Overground) is only a hundred yards away.

Underground: Bermondsey or Canada Water on the Jubilee line and ten minute walk. Or change at Canada Water for London Overground and Rotherhithe station.

Bus: 381 and C10 stop outside Rotherhithe station. 1 and 188 stop at Canada Water. TfL bus map for Rotherhithe can be found here. Or use the Journey Planner link on this page to find your best route.

By River: The Museum is within walking distance of both Greenland Surrey Quays Pier (25 minutes) and London Bridge Pier (30 minutes).

Accessibility

Our aspiration is to have our entire site fully accessible in the next phase of our development. However, as a unique heritage site, we currently have a few quirks and restrictions.

Brunel’s Grand Entrance Hall (“The Shaft”) – our main performance venue – is a 10m high cavern entered at the top. The bottom is reached via 3 flights of well-illuminated stairs with high-visibility handrails. Wheelchair users and those with limited mobility can view from the “Royal Box” viewing platform at the entrance at the top.

The Engine House has wheelchair-suitable access to the main entrance, shop, lower gallery and toilets (where there is an accessible toilet). However, the upper gallery where the main exhibition lies, can only currently be accessed via a half-flight of stairs.

The Garden is only accessible up a very narrow half-flight of stairs, and contains uneven gravel paths

Access between the The Shaft and the Engine House is via a half-flight of stairs, however a level-access path is available by detouring around the building.

Note for blind visitors: the main exhibition is visual rather than tactile. Verbal description can be provided by our volunteer guides on site on request.

Note for deaf visitors: the museum has one video on the life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel that plays without subtitles. Other than that, all interpretation material is text-based.

Boat and walking trips – temporarily suspended. The Mayflower Rotherhithe walk is suitable for anyone who can walk for 90-120 minutes. The Brunel’s London boat trip contains many changes of level due to the multi-modes of transport, and is not suitable for those of limited mobility. For further details, please email hello@thebrunelmuseum.com