Thames Tunnel and Museum of London Docklands
Thu 24th August 2017 at 9.00 am - 7.00 pm
Eva Croucher took members of New Malden Rotary, Inner Wheel, and the WI to Marc Brunel's Thames Tunnel and to the Museum of London Docklands
Members were taken to the 15 meter diameter shaft sunk in Rotherhithe by Marc Isambard Brunel, Isambard Kindom Brunel's father, from which Marc's patented tunnelling shield was used to dig the tunnel between 1825 and 1841. Seated at the foot of the shaft they were given a fascinating presentation on this project. Thereafter members went to learn about the history of London's docklands in the multi-storey warren of presentations in the museum at Canary Wharf.