Brunel Museum

 
 
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Railway Avenue, Southwark, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4LF 
 
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Brunel MuseumWithin the original engine house in Tunnel Road, SE16, this permanent exhibition commemorates the world's first subaqueous tunnel built by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel assisted by his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel. As well as commemorating Brunel's first project - the first metro, part of which is still in use as part of the East London Line today - and his last: the first modern ocean liner the Brunel Museum is also an ancient monument and listed building. It contains a restored J & G Rennie compound horizontal V steam pumping engine and events are regularly held in a restored shaft.

 

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LondonTown.com - Brunel Museum Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Rotherhithe Overground Station
 
0 minutes walk
 
Canada Water Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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What's on in London 2014

With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
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Hotels near Brunel Museum

Near Brunel Museum
Holiday Inn Express London Limehouse
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £49  38% off
469-475 The Highway, E1W | 15 minutes from Brunel Museum
Being just a bit out of the city centre this modern, hotel is popular with the budget traveller. It's close to Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Docklands Riverside Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £61  37% off
265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 | 16 minutes from Brunel Museum
You can still feel the excitement and bustle of ships laden with goods, unloading their wares in London's Docklands. Now a burgeoning centre for some of ... More
 
 
 
The Tower Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  41% off
Guoman Tower, E1Q | 18 minutes from Brunel Museum
It's the location on the River Thames that give this hotel next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge a wow factor. It's also very ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Brunel Museum

Nearest to Brunel Museum
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Design Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
28 Shad Thames, Bankside, London SE1 | 18 minutes from Brunel Museum
Located on the banks of the Thames, the Design Museum has two floors and showcases contemporary design in all forms, including fashion, graphic and architectural. There ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Exhibition
London > Attractions > Museums
Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 20 minutes from Brunel Museum
Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
 
 
 
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Fashion and Textile Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 24 minutes from Brunel Museum
The fashionista behind the Fashion and Textile Museum is Zandra Rhodes, the colourful designer who won the Designer of the Year award in 1972 and in ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Brunel Museum

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Brunel Museum
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Cafe Gallery Projects
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Park Approach, Southwark Park, Southwark, London SE16 | 10 minutes from Brunel Museum
Before the Bermondsey Artists' Group (BAG) took over the cafe in the middle of Southwark Park it had fallen into disrepair. The building was completely renovated ... More
 
 
 
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Dilston Grove
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Southwest Corner of Southwark Park, Southwark, London SE16 | 13 minutes from Brunel Museum
Set up by the Cafe Gallery Projects London, who also run the nearby Cafe Gallery in the centre of Southwark Park just a five-minute walk away, ... More
 
 
 
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Surrey Docks Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Rotherhithe Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 17 minutes from Brunel Museum
All the animals on this 2.2 acre city farm on the south bank of the river Thames in Rotherhithe are organically reared. Donkeys, goats and sheep ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Brunel Museum

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Interstellar
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 26th to 30th Dec 2014 - 8.40pm
Surrey Quays Odeon, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Redriff Road, Surrey Quays, SE16 | 10 minutes from Brunel Museum
Planet earth is slowly dying. Mankind looks to the stars for a new planet to colonise. When scientists discover a wormhole that should allow a spacecraft ...More
 
 
 
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Horrible Bosses 2
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Friday 26th and Saturday 27th December 2014 - 10.30pm
Surrey Quays Odeon, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Redriff Road, Surrey Quays, SE16 | 10 minutes from Brunel Museum
Best friends Nick Hendricks, Dale Arbus and Kurt Buckman launch their invention, Shower Buddy, which dispenses shampoo directly into the cascading water. Burt Hanson, multi-millionaire owner ...More
 
 
 
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LWE NYD 2015
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 1st January 2015 - 12noon-10.30pm
Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 10 minutes from Brunel Museum
Maya Jane Coles, Heidi, Kim Ann Foxman, Art Department, The Martinez Brothers, Subb-an, Matt Tolfrey, Enzo Tedeschi, Visionquest, Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves, Benoit & ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Brunel Museum

Near Brunel Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wilton's Music Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 17 minutes from Brunel Museum
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, variety shows ... More
 
 
 
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The Mahogany Bar
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 17 minutes from Brunel Museum
The famous Mahogany Bar at Wilton's Music Hall has reopened after more than 50 years on the sidelines. Sadly, last orders were called at the bar ... More
 
 
 
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Troxy
London > Entertainment > Live Music
490 Commercial Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 17 minutes from Brunel Museum
This splendid 1930s art deco Grade II listed East End dance hall has a capacity of over 2,600 and prides itself as "London's most versatile venue". ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Brunel Museum

The best shops and markets near Brunel Museum
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St John Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Arch 72 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 17 minutes from Brunel Museum
Fegus Henderson's St John stable extends from the restaurant by Smithfield to this bakery in Bermondsey. Although primarily a wholesalers, St John Bakery does open its shutters ... More
 
 
 
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Coleman Coffee Roasters
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
55 Stanworth Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 18 minutes from Brunel Museum
Wake up on a Saturday morning and smell the freshly roasted coffee at Coleman Coffee Roasters, a small batch coffee roastery at No. 55 Stanworth Street ... More
 
 
 
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The Kernel Brewery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, Southwark, London SE16 | 19 minutes from Brunel Museum
The Kernel Brewery is one of the most successful micro brewers in London and its rise has been meteoric with its beer winning awards and ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Brunel Museum

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Simplicity
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1 Tunnel Road, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | 1 minute from Brunel Museum
... More
 
 
 
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Simplicity
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1 Tunnel Road, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | 1 minute from Brunel Museum
... More
 
 
 
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Lilly's Restaurant
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
75 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 6 minutes from Brunel Museum
Extremely popular local diner in the American style, with child-friendly service, excellent steaks, delicious side orders and an atmosphere of contented enjoyment. Lilly's supports local traders ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Brunel Museum

Near Brunel Museum
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 2 miles from Brunel Museum
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 miles from Brunel Museum
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 36 minutes from Brunel Museum
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Brunel Museum

Brunel Museum gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 21 minutes from Brunel Museum
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
 
 
 
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 22 minutes from Brunel Museum
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 27 minutes from Brunel Museum
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Brunel Museum

The best pubs near London Brunel Museum.
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Prospect of Whitby
London > Nightlife > Pubs
57 Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 6 minutes from Brunel Museum
Once known as the 'Devil's Tavern' thanks to its delinquent clientele, the Prospect of Whitby is one of the oldest pubs in London - and the ... More
 
 
 
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The Captain Kidd
London > Nightlife > Pubs
108 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 6 minutes from Brunel Museum
The real magic of Wapping's riverside Captain Kidd pub is outside on the L-shaped patio. The Thames is rather narrow here and so the action seems ... More
 
 
 
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The Narrow
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Narrow Street, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 17 minutes from Brunel Museum
Having been such a huge influence on British gastropub fare, it was only a matter of time before Gordon Ramsay opened one himself. As is so ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Brunel Museum

Brunel Museum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
40 Maltby Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 20 minutes from Brunel Museum
Under the railway arches on Maltby Street is a food lover's paradise, filled with shops from the likes of St John Bakery, Monmouth Coffee, Kernel Brewery ... More
 
 
 
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The Rhythm Factory
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
16-18 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 24 minutes from Brunel Museum
Scuzzy venue on the outskirts of Shoreditch which looks like a crummycafe from the outside. Walk past the crowded plastic tables and chairsand through a discreet ... More
 
 
 
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Hide Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 24 minutes from Brunel Museum
Conveniently located on the ground floor of the International Wine & Spirit Centre on Bermondsey Street, a stone's throw from London Bridge, it comes as no ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Brunel Museum

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Brunel Museum.
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The Wapping Project
London > Business > Venue Hire
Wapping Hydrolic Power Station, Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 6 minutes from Brunel Museum
Built in 1890 and originally used to power machinery using stream and later electricity, the unique space of The Wapping Project is now a thriving centre ... More
 
 
 
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The Biscuit Factory
London > Business > Venue Hire
Drummond Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 13 minutes from Brunel Museum
Peek Frean & Co made biscuits here in Bermondsey for 123 years, from 1866 until 1989 when the factory closed. Home to baked goods like the ... More
 
 
 
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Wilton's Music Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 17 minutes from Brunel Museum
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Mrs Hudson's Christmas Corker
Mrs Hudson's Christmas Corker
Theatre | Until 31st December 2014 

Wilton's Music Hall 17 minutes walk from Brunel Museum

Ed Gaughan directs Bob and Barry Cryer's comical spin-off of Conan Doyle's Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, which presents the ...More

 
Design Museum Collection: Extraordinary Stories About Ordinary Things
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

Design Museum 18 minutes walk from Brunel Museum

A permanent display of a selection of items tracing the history of contemporary design, as well as the country's national ...More

Women Fashion Power
Women Fashion Power
Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2015 

Design Museum 18 minutes walk from Brunel Museum

Exploring how influential women have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world, Women Fashion Power at ...More

 
Designers in Residence
Designers in Residence
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

Design Museum 18 minutes walk from Brunel Museum

Each year, the Design Museum holds its Designers in Residence exhibition giving visitors the chance to see the work of ...More

 
Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things
Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

Design Museum 18 minutes walk from Brunel Museum

The anglepoise lamp is just one of the archetypal designs celebrated in the Design Museum's Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things, ...More

 
Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 27th December 2014 

Tower Bridge Exhibition 20 minutes walk from Brunel Museum

Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points ...More

 
Tower Of London Tickets
Tower Of London Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 27th December 2014 

Tower Of London 22 minutes walk from Brunel Museum

With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of ...More

 
Christmas With The Conquerors
Kids Events | Until 31st December 2014 

Tower Of London 22 minutes walk from Brunel Museum

A chance to Christmas in the time of the Norman King William II....More

Afternoon Tea River Cruise
Leisure | On 27th December 2014 

Tower Millennium Pier 23 minutes walk from Brunel Museum

Cruise up and down the amazing Thames river while enjoying a lovely afternoon tea....More

The All White Party
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 27th December 2014 

The Rhythm Factory 24 minutes walk from Brunel Museum

Three rooms of pure house, garage and rhythm and funk courtesy of Neil Pierce, Lady T, Antonio Pascal, Booker T, ...More

 

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January in London 2015
January in London 2015

Cirque Du Soleil perform at the Royal Albert Hall, The Nether transfers to the West End and James McAvoy ...More

 
Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby
Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby
Theatre | 2nd June 2015 - 7th June 2015 

Barbican Centre

Following sold-out shows at the Royal Court Theatre and Southbank Centre in 2014, Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby transfer to the Barbican in ...More

 
A Vintage New Year's Eve Party
A Vintage New Year's Eve Party
Seasonal | On 31st December 2014 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

Following two sell-out years, A Vintage New Year's Eve Party is back. Party like it's 1923 at the Southbank this ...More

 
dollop New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Party
dollop New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Party
Clubbing and Nightlife | 31st December 2014 - 1st January 2015 

Troxy

After two consecutive sell-out years, leading UK party promoters dollop are hosting another party at art deco theatre Troxy this ...More

 
Ice Rink Canary Wharf
Ice Rink Canary Wharf
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2015 

Canary Wharf Ice Rink

Nestled beneath the world-famous mirrored towers of Canary Wharf , this glittering outdoor London Ice ...More

 
Henley Royal Regatta 2015
Henley Royal Regatta 2015
Sporting Events | 1st July 2015 - 5th July 2015 

Henley-on-Thames

Henley Regatta is a historic occasion, set in a riverside village that has hardly changed in the last two centuries ...More

 
Babaji Pide
Opened December 2014 

Alan Yau, the restaurateur who created Wagamama, Busaba Eathai, Hakkasan, and Yauatcha, is behind this Turkish pizzeria on Shaftesbury Avenue. ...More

Dishoom King's Cross
Dishoom King's Cross
Opened 20th November 2014 

The third restaurant from the team behind Dishoom, the Bombay cafes in Shoreditch and Covent Garden, is also their largest ...More

 
Snaps & Rye
Snaps & Rye
Opened 30th November 2014 

Breakfast on homemade Danish pastries and enjoy traditional Danish rye bread for lunch at Snaps & Rye where meatballs and ...More

 
 
 
 
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