Tunnel Shaft at The Brunel Museum

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Railway Avenue, London, SE16 4LF
Rotherhithe Station (50 yd)

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About this space

This is the local story of an engineering family that changed the world. As well as building the world’s first tunnel through soft ground under a navigable river, the Brunels hosted the first underground concert party here in 1827, and the museum celebrates both engineering and performance in its Grade II* listed Tunnel Shaft. The Brunel Museum is an educational charity.

The Brunel Museum is now offering a Covid-19 compliant hire opportunity of our tunnel shaft. This means that we can offer exclusive venue hire when we are closed to visitors.


Event offers and packages

Wedding Offers

£800 hire fee
The Brunel Museum is licensed by Southwark Council for weddings and civil ceremonies. Enjoy exclusive hire of our Grade II* listed Tunnel Shaft between 11am and 3pm for up to 15 guests from 12 April 2021.
Microweddings - Mocktails and Fizz
£600 total
The Brunel Museum is licensed by Southwark Council for weddings and civil ceremonies. Enjoy exclusive hire of our Grade II* listed Tunnel Shaft between 11am and 3pm for up to 15 guests from 12 April 2021.

Drinks Packages by Midnight Apothecary




We’re pleased to partner with Midnight Apothecary for a series of drinks packages:


MOCKTAILS AND FIZZ RECEPTION ~ £600 plus VAT
• Arrival bespoke mocktail for up to 15 people
• Glass of fizz per person for toast
• Half a bottle of organic wine per person
Microweddings - Venue Hire only
£800 total
The Brunel Museum is licensed by Southwark Council for weddings and civil ceremonies. Enjoy exclusive hire of our Grade II* listed Tunnel Shaft between 11am and 3pm for up to 15 guests from 12 April 2021.
Microweddings - Fizz, fizz and more fizz
£850 total
The Brunel Museum is licensed by Southwark Council for weddings and civil ceremonies. Enjoy exclusive hire of our Grade II* listed Tunnel Shaft between 11am and 3pm for up to 15 guests from 12 April 2021.

Drinks Packages by Midnight Apothecary




We’re pleased to partner with Midnight Apothecary for a series of drinks packages:
FIZZ, FIZZ and MORE FIZZ ~ £850 plus VAT
• Arrival glass of fizz per person
• Ceremony toast and drinks reception: 2 glasses of fizz per person
• Additional 6 bottle wine:
• Coffee/Tea (with chocolate)

All packages include:
• Table service
• Glassware
• Ice
• bottled water
Microweddings - Cocktails and Champagne
£900 total
The Brunel Museum is licensed by Southwark Council for weddings and civil ceremonies. Enjoy exclusive hire of our Grade II* listed Tunnel Shaft between 11am and 3pm for up to 15 guests from 12 April 2021.

Drinks Packages by Midnight Apothecary




We’re pleased to partner with Midnight Apothecary for a series of drinks packages:


COCKTAILS AND CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION ~ £900 plus VAT
• Arrival bespoke cocktail
• Champagne for toast
• half bottle of wine per person
• Coffee/Tea
• Firepit with kiln dried logs, hand whittled hazel marshmallow sticks and marshmallows/s'mores for guests

All packages include:
• Table service
• Glassware
• Ice
• bottled water

Prices

Monday
10:00 – 0:00
from £230–£440 hire fee per hour
Per hour
10:00 – 17:00
from £230 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £330 hire fee per hour
Per hour
23:00 – 0:00
from £440 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
10:00 – 0:00
from £230–£440 hire fee per hour
Per hour
10:00 – 17:00
from £230 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £330 hire fee per hour
Per hour
23:00 – 0:00
from £440 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
10:00 – 0:00
from £230–£440 hire fee per hour
Per hour
10:00 – 17:00
from £230 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £330 hire fee per hour
Per hour
23:00 – 0:00
from £440 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Thursday
10:00 – 0:00
from £230–£440 hire fee per hour
Per hour
10:00 – 17:00
from £230 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £330 hire fee per hour
Per hour
23:00 – 0:00
from £440 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Friday
10:00 – 0:00
from £230–£440 hire fee per hour
Per hour
10:00 – 17:00
from £230 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £330 hire fee per hour
Per hour
23:00 – 0:00
from £440 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Saturday
10:00 – 0:00
from £230–£440 hire fee per hour
Per hour
10:00 – 17:00
from £230 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £330 hire fee per hour
Per hour
23:00 – 0:00
from £440 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Sunday
10:00 – 0:00
from £230–£440 hire fee per hour
Per hour
10:00 – 17:00
from £230 hire fee per hour
Per hour
17:00 – 23:00
from £330 hire fee per hour
Per hour
23:00 – 0:00
from £440 hire fee per hour
Note: All prices include VAT.
Minimum booking duration: 2 hours

Capacity

Standing
up to 125
Dining
up to 80
Theatre
up to 120

Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
Approved caterers only
External catering not allowed
Venue doesn’t provide alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
PA system / speakers
Free parking is available on-site (2 spaces)
Paid parking facilities available nearby
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Natural light
Storage space
Quiet space
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restriction

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Host rules

No smoking in the building.

Cancellation policy: Standard 30 day with Grace Period

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The Brunel Museum is a much-loved museum in the London Borough of Southwark, celebrating the story of the building of the Thames Tunnel – the first tunnel under a river anywhere in the world.

The Brunel Museum is a much-loved museum in the London Borough of Southwark, celebrating the story of the building of the Thames Tunnel – the first tunnel under a river anywhere in the world.

The museum displays are housed within the Grade II listed engine house. The adjacent 15-metre deep tunnel shaft is Grade II*-listed. In 2016, it opened as a flexible space for performance, events and activities through the installation of a new staircase and entrance. These events are inspired by the historic use of the tunnel shaft (or Grand Entrance Hall as it was originally known) as an entertainment venue hosting concerts, banquets and fairs

The site of the tunnel shaft is available for venue hire for fashion shows, filming and photoshoots. The Brunel Museum is now offering a Covid-19 compliant hire opportunity of our tunnel shaft. This means that we can offer exclusive venue hire when we are closed to visitors.


Other spaces and event packages at this venue

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