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Brunel Museum, London

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The Brunel Museum is a museum in the Brunel Engine House, Rotherhithe, London Borough of Southwark. The Engine House was designed by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel to be part of the infrastructure of the Thames Tunnel.
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.
The Brunel Museum takes part in the Open House Weekend event every year and, until the East London Line's temporary closure in 2007, took parties of people through the tunnel on the Underground trains as part of a guided tour of the tunnel.
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  • Quirky, if slightly decrepit in looks - but don't let that put you off. Interesting slice of history about London, combined with an event ON (cocktails, from the Midnight Apothecary) and IN the underg...  more »
  • Absolutely disgraceful service from the “One Love” food van. Do not come here if you want to eat. Vile.  more »
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  • 00 Small but very historically important museum. We were lucky enough to get a personal tour by a very nice, and informative, man called Mike. Which made our visit a little more enjoyable and special. Thanks Mike 👍
  • Interesting museum, but definitely not worth the admission price. I went with my parents and we were all sorely disappointed by the content. The website makes it seem like there was so much more to offer than we actually got to see (and we did see both parts of the museum).
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