Director’s Diary: Welcome Spring!

This week marks the first day of Spring, the day a new exhibition Being Brunel opens in Bristol (next to SS Great Britain) and the day Heritage Lottery Fund pass verdict on our own major capital bid to improve The Brunel Museum in London. We have been running a busy programme on a very small site, and now look to transform everything with new exhibits, new programme and a new gallery for the beautiful drawings recently acquired at auction. This is the beginning of a big scheme to generally improve visitor experience, access and interpretation at a very important site.
This week we also celebrate the opening of the Thames Tunnel 176 years ago, and the day that fifty thousand people crowded the staircase before descending – for the first time anywhere in the world – beneath a river and emerging dry footed on the other side. What a magical journey!
Schools visit this week, especially from Norway, and each day, as usual, Thames Clippers bring visitors from all over the world to the Museum. The calendar for the week is below. 
Sunday 18th Mar
10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment tube offered in partnership with London Walks
10.40 riverside walk from Bermondsey tube offered in partnership with London Walks
Monday 19th Mar
10.40 riverside walk from Bermondsey tube offered in partnership with London Walks
Tuesday 20th Mar
10.00 Rotherhithe Primary School meet Brunel in Person 
10.30 Norwegian School tour Museum
10.40 riverside walk from Bermondsey tube offered in partnership with London Walks
12.00 Rotherhithe Primary School meet Brunel in Person
19.00 Elverum Videregående Skole (Norwegian students) riverside walk & tour Museum
Wednesday 21st Mar
10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment tube offered in partnership with London Walks
18.15 riverside walk from Bermondsey tube offered in partnership with London Walks
 
Thursday 22nd Mar 
10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment tube offered in partnership with London Walks
17.00 Being Brunel new exhibition Grand Opening SS Great Britain, Bristol
18.00 Secret Adventures in Film with cocktails and warming drinks in Grand Entrance Hall
Friday 23rd Mar

10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment tube offered in partnership with London Walks

Saturday 24th Mar
10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment tube offered in partnership with London Walks
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