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Director’s Diary: National Brunel Network

Meeting this week to set up a network of Brunel sites across the country. Bristol opens an exciting new exhibition Being Brunel next month, but of course The Brunel Museum is in London where there is more Brunel and real connections with all three in the Brunel dynasty: Sir Marc Brunel who built the Thames Tunnel, Isambard Kingdom […]

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Director’s Diary: Happy New Year, the Year of the Engineer!

After the holidays the Museum is open again each day from 10-5. High tides and a steady stream of visitors for boat trips and river walks, so the right time for a review. In the closing days of 2017 and on the feast day of St Barbara, patron saint of tunnellers, the Museum was delighted […]

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Telling and writing stories at the playscheme

Week 2/Day 4: Thursday 3rd August The Summer ’17 playscheme is coming to an end. Only one day left.  Today we did some creative writing for our message in bottles and we painted our clay spice pots. Tomorrow is the final Fancy Fair for this year. We are excited to show our friends and family […]

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Director’s Diary: The Brunel Women and the Tunnel

Remember on Mother’s Day the talented Brunel women: Sophia who followed husband Marc into debtor’s prison, their daughter Sophie nicknamed ‘Brunel in Petticoats’ who promised to be a better engineer than Isambard and daughter-in-law Mary who married Isambard, raised a family and kept him on the rails.

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Director’s Diary: Happy Anniversaries!

Three successful openings this week: Oxalis an exhibition of watercolours and oil paintings by Pam Miller in the Cafe Gallery Colours of Eden with Baroque Blues and Jazz standards in the Grand Entrance Hall Crocus and snowdrops round the memorial to Prince Lee Boo in the local churchyard… This week, two visitors on our Brunel’s […]

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Director’s Diary: Think Deep for Half Term

Last week I attended an interesting and very well attended launch of Thinkdeep http://www.tduk.org Their mission: To inform and guide the general public, decision makers, politicians and professionals how the use of urban underground space can create better cities with socio-economic benefits for society. This is important work.

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Director’s Diary: Tower Bridge and schadenflotte

This week we are busy with Théatre Lapis and their preparations for an opening production in the Grand Entrance Hall: Mermaids in the East. They will also perform an excerpt at our Royal Opening, and we hope to see you there. I will write about this next week.

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