Behold The Brunel Museum's New Staircase

By Londonist Staff Last edited 31 months ago
Behold The Brunel Museum's New Staircase

The years of shuffling awkwardly down fairy light-strewn scaffolding is over.

A new staircase has finally been installed in the Brunel Museum's Grand Entrance Hall — and it's a beaut.

The cantilevered staircase is designed by east London architects Tate Harmer. Grandiloquent as it is, we also reckon the orange railings add a touch of the London Overground to the proceedings. That's fitting, as this sunken shaft was where the Brunels' Thames Tunnel — now used by Overground trains between Rotherhithe and Wapping — all started.

Musical and theatrical performances have been happening in the Grance Entrance Hall for years, but now the audience can descend into this unique theatre in style.

For more information on the Brunel Museum and the Grand Entrance Hall, visit the website.

Last Updated 13 April 2016