As you descend into the depths of the grade II listed Tunnel Shaft, you will learn of its eccentric history of art and engineering. The Tunnel Shaft has reopened for the first time in 150 years! It was used for underground fairs and banquets inside the Thames tunnel which was described as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ in the mid-nineteenth century. This fascinating space is presently used to host live music, theatre, museum tours and cinema nights. And of course, let's not forget the exciting and unique seasonal events that are run throughout the year, such as the Midnight Apothecary. Visit the Engine Room for an up close inspection of interesting artefacts, documents and integral parts of the tunnel's history too.
Why not explore the three-level landscaped gardens while you’re at it? Each garden is situated in a different direction, circling the tunnel, for a different perspective of London. Admire the view of England's most famous river, catch some Summer shade under the Frankenstein Tree or explore the different sculptures and artworks in the gardens, made by local children and artists.
- London’s quirkiest museum
- Grade II listed building
- Exciting seasonal events, cinema nights and live music in the tunnel
Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 to 15:30
Railway Ave, London SE16 4LF,
020 7231 3840
Family ticket: £10
No, there is no parking.
Yes, there are toilets.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
The Brunel Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
The Brunel Museum has not told us about their dining options.
The Brunel Museum has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.
The Brunel Museum has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.
The Brunel Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.