The museum regularly organises special events, including guided tours by tube train through the floodlit Thames Tunnel. See the shop for more details.
National Science & Engineering Week & Other Special Events. Join us in June for a Floodlit Tube Tour through the Thames Tunnel. Book online through the shop or turn up on the night.
Colin Kirkland, past Chair of Trustees, accepting the Thames Tunnel Banquet painting on loan from David de Haan of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum
Tunnel Works Begin
2nd March 1825
182 years, 7 months and 24 days ago
Opens To Pedestrians
25th March 1843
164 years, 7 months and 1 day ago
Re-Opens As A Railway
7th December 1869
137 years, 10 months and 49 days ago
Iron Bridge Gorge Museum
The Iron Bridge Gorge museum has loaned the original Thames Tunnel Banquet painting for display in the Engine House and a blue plaque has now been attached to the shaft detailing the importance of the site. If you would like to join the museum download the membership form. A longer description of the picture can be found here and you can buy a copy through the online shop.
World Class Historical Importance
The Thames Tunnel passes directly underneath the engine house. Never heard of it? It was the first tunnel to be dug under a navigable river through soft earth using a tunnel shield. It was the first and it is still in use carrying the East London Line below the River Thames, part of the London Underground network. The museum exhibits this world class history built in the face of financial, flood and fire catastrophes.
Members of Mandy who have worked for Brunel Museum