London's super sewer is featuring in a brand new exhibition taking place at the Brunel Museum over the school summer holidays.
The 'Tunnelling Today' exhibition is a family-friendly showcase where people of all ages can learn about London's history and the ‘Great Stink', interesting facts about the Tideway project, how its progressing and why the new sewer is needed to make London a cleaner and more resilient city. Also within the exhibit visitors will find a model of one of Tideway's Tunnel Boring Machines, used to create the 25km tunnel that will transfer sewage all the way to Beckton to be treated.
The Brunel Museum is an educational charity and tells the story of one of the world’s great engineering dynasties. The museum even has its own shaft - the former entrance shaft to the historic Thames Tunnel has become a newly accessible underground space and a key exhibit for the museum. It measures approximately 50ft in diameter and 50ft deep – with smoke-blackened brick walls from steam trains providing a raw but atmospheric backdrop.
The exhibition is open Friday, Sunday and Monday, 11am-5pm until September 4th. For more information and to book tickets, visit the Brunel Museum website.
Take a sneak peak at the exhibition in the gallery below!