The Museum is an educational charity run by volunteers and tells the story of one of the world’s great engineering dynasties. Brunel organised the world’s first underground concert party here in 1827, and the Museum celebrates and interprets music and theatre as well as engineering.
In November last year the Brunel Museum was delighted to announce the acquisition of a priceless set of drawings, thanks to generous support from National Heritage Memorial Fund, The Art Fund, Friends of National Libraries, V&A Purchase Grant Fund and Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust. Many of the drawings executed by Brunel himself are exceptional for their beauty and artistic merit, for their technical detail and for the insight they give into the development of his career and his design.
‘The most significant collection of drawings relating to Brunel ever to come on the market’
These beautiful watercolours are being conserved at the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) before coming to the Brunel Museum where they will be on permanent display. There is an opportunity to see them at the LMA’s Great Engineering Day on the 28th September, booking is essential, tickets £10.Read More
Totally Thames Festival is an annual season of surprising, diverse and accessible arts and culture along the 42-mile stretch of the Thames. The programme ranges from heritage walks, boat trips, river races, talks, theatre, concerts and art installations and takes place on beneath, and along the river.
As part of the festival, The Brunel Museum leads boat trips along the River Thames, where Brunel tunnelled and where he built his last ship. There are three Brunel bridges in London, and there are performances inside and alongside his famous Tower Bridge. And in the Grand Entrance Hall of Brunel’s Thames Tunnel, we have underground entertainment: “The Seasons” by Peteris Vasks, Secret Adventures in Film, Pop Up Opera, Midnight Apothecary, Chamber Players, Collegium Musicum, Piano in the Shaft and for the sommelier we have What’s My Wine? Chateau Brunel anyone? Follow links for more details…Read More
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