Brunel Book Club - Marc Brunel and his Son

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Marc Brunel


Brush up on your Brunel knowledge with the brand new Brunel Book Club. In these talks, a different author shares their perspectives on how the Brunels have changed the face of history, followed by a Q&A and, of course, an opportunity to buy the book.

Date & time

Date:28 September 2022

Time:7pm to 8pm

Event Details

Address:Brunel Museum
Railway Avenue

Post code:SE16 4LF

Tickets:Tickets - £5

Telephone:020 7231 3840

Open hours:7pm - 8pm (doors open 6:30pm)


Isambard Kingdom Brunel is widely regarded as the greatest engineer ever to have worked in Britain – and some would say the greatest in the world. But less is known about his father, Marc Brunel?

In this talk, Anthony Burton reflects on the often overlooked achievements of Marc Brunel, and the influence he had on his more famous son.

What did he give him beyond his rather eccentric first name? Would Isambard's achievements been possible without the influence of his father?


By Bus:381 and C10 stop outside Rotherhithe station. 1 and 188 stop at Canada Water.

By Tube:Bermondsey or Canada Water on the Jubilee line and ten minute walk. Or change at Canada Water for London Overground and Rotherhithe station.

By Train:Rotherhithe station (London Overground) is only a hundred yards away.



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Our main performance venue. The Shaft is a 10m high cavern entered from the top. The bottom is reached via 3 flights of well-illuminated stairs with high-visibility handrails. Wheelchair users and those with limited mobility can view from the “Royal Box” viewing platform at the entrance at the top. The Engine House has wheelchair-suitable access to the main entrance, shop, lower gallery and toilets (where there is an accessible toilet). However, the upper gallery where the main exhibition lies, can only currently be accessed via a half-flight of stairs.

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