CC Image courtesy of Brunel Museum, Rotherithe by Julian Walker

The Brunel Museum

The Engine House was designed by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel to be part of the infrastructure of the Thames Tunnel. It held steam-powered pumps used to extract water from the tunnel.

Since 1961 the building has been used as a museum displaying information on the construction of the tunnel and the other projects by Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Structural decay was prevented in 1975 by a charitable trust named "Brunel Exhibition Rotherhithe".

In 2006 the museum changed its name from Brunel Engine House to Brunel Museum and has expanded its exhibition to include a new mural on the shaft showing the tunnel shield, and other works by the Brunels, such as models of famous Brunel bridges incorporated into bench seating.

Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire

  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.

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London Area: East


  • Brunel Museum
  • Railway Avenue
  • Rotherhithe
  • London
  • SE16 4LF


  • TFL Zone

    Zone 2

  • Underground

    • Bermondsey
    • Canada Water


    • Canada Water

    • Rotherhithe

    • Wapping

    Bus Numbers

  • 381, C10, 1, 188


Adult £3.00
Child £0.00
Concession £1.50
Admission notes:FREE for under 16 year olds.
Admission discounts
Art Fund Free entry
Open Hours
Monday 10:00am 17:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am 17:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am 17:00pm
Thursday 10:00am 17:00pm
Friday 10:00am 17:00pm
Saturday 10:00am 17:00pm
Sunday 10:00am 17:00pm
Bank Holidays 10:00am 17:00pm

Contact Details

Phone 020 7231 3840
Website The Brunel Museum
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