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Category: Museum
Location: London
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Talk & Tours for Illumini Event 2010

Talk : 'Eighth Wonder of the world' on Sat 11 th Sept 2pm Free
Brunel's Tunnel was designed to move cargo under the Thames, but opened as a banquet hall, shopping arcade and underwater fairground. Now part of the London Overground, this is the oldest tunnel in the oldest metro system in the world. Robert Hulse, Director of The Brunel Museum, tells the story of the men who worked in the dark, dodging flames and raw sewage every day to build what the Victorians called the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World'

Special event: Sat 11th Sept & Sun 12 th Sept Tours of the Grand Entrance Hall of The Thames Tunnel Tickets £5

Description of tour of shaft or Grand Entrance Hall

Crawl through a short tunnel to descend by temporary staircase into a subterranean amphitheatre, half the size of Shakespeare's Globe, but hidden underground. The Grand Entrance Hall once echoed to the sound of fairground entertainers but for 140 years has lain forgotten and entirely inaccessible. To fundraise for the re-opening, the Brunel Museum is organising tours on Sat & sun 11th & 12th Sept 2010.

Tickets cost £5 and include admission to the Museum. Tours leave 17.00 & 18.00 on Saturday 11 th and hourly 12.00 to 16.00 Sunday 12 th Sept.

No need to book, just turn up on the day

Brunel Museum
Railway Avenue
SE16 4LF

Click here for a map

Nearest station is Rotherhithe Station or if coming by tube, Nearest tube stations are Bermondsey and Canada Water on the Jubilee line.

About Brunel Museum

Located in historic Rotherhithe the museum is on the site of the only project both Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel worked on together, the Thames Tunnel . Near Rotherhithe is the slipway where the Great Eastern was launched from, Isambard's Hungerford Bridge and Tower Bridge which Isambard's son Henry worked on as a structural engineer. A little further South is Crystal Palace where Isambard built the water towers and then in West London is Isambard's most famous creation - Paddington, the start of the Great Western Railway. London has enormous association with the Brunels.

The museum is open from 10:00 to 17:00 seven days a week with frequent  special events both public and also for the  Friends of the Brunel Museum such as the Big Draw, Open House weekend and Open Garden Squares weekend. The museum has also been used by  corporates for much filming, book launches and functions.