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From Rotherhithe, Greater London United Kingdom
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The Brunel Museum in historic Rotherhithe, London, is directly above the Thames Tunnel which opened in 1843 (170 years ago at time of creating this bookshelf). This is where Isambard Kingdom Brunel began his extraordinary career, aged 19. Working with his father Sir Marc Brunel, he helped build the first tunnel under a river anywhere in the world.

The Museum is open from 10am to 5pm seven days a week, with regular late night openings. The collection is small, but the award winning display and busy programme tell a big story: the birth of mass urban transport. There is a busy programme of concerts, heritage walks, lectures, river trips and garden events such as the Midnight Apothecary pop-up cocktail bar.

The Brunel Museum created a Bookcrossing bookshelf on World Book Night 23rd April 2013, when it gave away copies of E. H. Gombrich's A Little History of the World.

We have registered a copy of our book "The Brunels' Tunnel" and have offered it as a "bookray" (a book that travels by post to people who sign up to take part - the last on the list can then release it anywhere they want). The bookray has now completed its journey - let's hope it continues to travel.

We are just a 2 min walk from Rotherhithe Station which is on the Overground line. It is a very easy and quick change from the Jubilee line at Canada Water, or there are a number of options coming from the north via Whitechapel, Shoreditch etc. We are on the C10 and 381 bus routes and an easy walk from the 188 bus stop. A longer but very pleasant walk can be had from Tower Bridge along the Thames Path.

Thank you Julieannedavies for sending us a very appropriate book for our bookshelf, a biography of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Sadly the museum stopped being an active OBCZ at the end of January 2015.

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