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Brunel Museum

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Brunel Museum

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Brunel Engine House Railway Avenue Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF England
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Discover the haunted side of London on a virtual ghost tour that reveals haunted houses, cemeteries, and harrowing historic tales. A great way to learn more about London without leaving the security of your own home, this tour includes an array of interesting details from your guide. Plus, interactive quizzes keep you engaged and ensure you don’t get bored. All tour times are in the British Summer Time timezone.
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Zelda F wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom66 contributions45 helpful votes
Visited for the Midnight Apothecary pop up bar, and it was brilliant. The bar was great with really lovely, very helpful staff and everything felt incredibly safe and socially distanced but still welcoming and fun. However, the best part of the evening was without a doubt the tour with Tim! He was absolutely brilliant and totally captivating — could have listened to him talk for hours! A really brilliant night out, which has inspired us to go back and visit the museum when it’s possible to do so and also to recommend the night tour to just about everyone we know. What a gem!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from BrunelMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Brunel Museum
Responded 25 Oct 2020
Thank you for such a lovely review! We're glad that you had a great time, and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Anne Koerber wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom62 contributions9 helpful votes
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I live in Rotherhithe and I absolutely adore this quirky little museum. I have visited many times, last in September for the Open House activities. The event was very well organised and totally Covid safe. There were family activities in the Brunel Tunnel Shaft, one of the coolest venues in London! Local actor Tim Thomas was dressed up as Isambard Brunel and told stories of Brunel's life and about the construction of the very first tunnel underneath the Thames. It was lovely to see the children so engaged and interested. There were also drawing sessions on nicely spaced out tables where children were drawing pictures of the tunnel with the help of their parents and the museum staff. The Brunel Engine House next to the tunnel shaft has a lovely collection of prints, statues and models of the tunnel, as well as an interactive screen display complete with hand sanitiser! The staff are very knowledgeable and keen to answer questions. On top of the tunnel shaft is the Midnight Apothecary, a little cocktail bar with extra seating space outside the Engine House. It's open during the summer and on special occasions such as Halloween. It's so cool! People can sit around the fire, toast marshmallows and enjoy local beers and cocktails with herbs that grow in the roof garden of the tunnel shaft. I've been many times with friends and family, it's always a treat. It's also possible to order food from the pub across the street. All orders are made via an app and everything is very Covid safe. My final recommendation is the Brunel Tunnel Shaft itself which before Covid hosted art exhibitions, classical and folk concerts, and theatre shows. It's magical to experience a performances in the tunnel shaft. Watch this space, fingers crossed there will be concerts and plays on again soon.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from BrunelMuseum, Volunteer (Digital) at Brunel Museum
Responded 25 Oct 2020
Thank you for your lovely review, Anne. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Jason T wrote a review Mar 2020
Adelaide, Australia516 contributions127 helpful votes
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Well I attended mid Jan 2020 and was greeted by a nice lady who was new to the museum, for me it was great to see someone from the younger generation interested in such history and she is a great ambassador for this attraction. The entry fee of 6GBP was more than fair, yes it is not as big as some other museums in London but you will learn some very interesting things which make this fee worthwhile. You are best to begin your visit (as suggested) by reading all of the interesting history in the pump house and then move onto the shaft with a guided tour which was delivered by a very knowledgeable gentleman, I finished by watching a very interesting video. There are some amazing facts regarding how the tunnel was first used not to mention all of the trials and tribulations of those who built it, this puts the successful achievement of completing this project at that time into perspective! I started my journey to this wonderful museum from Tower Hill Station, walked over Tower Bridge and headed left down Tooley St. This is an interesting walk but I suggest if you are not familiar with the area, you use a mapping app to get you there as it is about 1.5 klm's walk going this way. On my return I walked to the Canada Waters Tube Station which was nearby and serviced by the Jubilee Line to head back to central London however the Rotherhithe overground is a little closer. Overall if you want to find out a little more about London's more recent history and those who made the impossible, well possible then I thoroughly recommend this.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from BrunelMuseum, Online Resources Volunteer at Brunel Museum
Responded 11 Aug 2020
Thank you Jason, it's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that our volunteers made a great impression!
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Alexander Jones wrote a review Jan 2020
Colerne, United Kingdom506 contributions83 helpful votes
A brilliant little museum charting the career of Marc Brunel and the engineering marvels he created. I highly recommend asking the staff for a tour of the surviving tunnel shaft too.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from BrunelMuseum, Communications Volunteer at Brunel Museum
Responded 11 Aug 2020
Thank you, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit and yes, always talk to the volunteers/staff, they know more and can show you more than you would expect!
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Freezer49 wrote a review Dec 2019
Romford, United Kingdom110 contributions25 helpful votes
We found this online and decided to visit. We knew more about Isambard Kingdom Brunel then his Father Marc who designed and built the first river tunnel in the world, under the Thames. A small Museum in part of the original workings of this tunnel. Lots to read and then a visit down the original shaft and a talk by a knowledgeable guide was very interesting. Helpful staff. Worth a visit.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Responded 11 Aug 2020
Thank you, we are glad that you found us, and will pass on your compliments to the staff.
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