Primary School

Booking Information for primary schools

The Brunel Museum offers educational sessions to primary schools.

Brunel at table“A Visit with Brunel” – The Session

Your class will be welcomed to the Museum by an actor in role as Brunel and experience a 40 minute performance. Brunel describes his life and legacy in a participatory talk.

Following the performance, your class will take part in self led activities throughout the Museum – “Discovering Brunel”. Brunel will also be on hand to assist with these activities. If time allows at the end, Brunel will show your class replica Victorian costumes, which can be tried on.

Discovering Brunel Activity Sheets

Discovering Brunel consists of three hands-on activities which are placed around the Museum. Children have the opportunity to handle replica objects, look at photographs and prints, while working through a series of worksheets to learn more about the life of Brunel.

Session times

Every week day 10.00am – 12.00 or 12.00 – 14.00pm

The Cost

£185 per session

The Details

Once you have made a booking, a booking confirmation and Visit Pack will be sent to the email address you have provided.

The Visit Pack includes all the details about your visit to the Brunel Museum as well as the photo-copiable worksheets. Please photocopy the worksheets for each child, before your visit.

For groups visiting with children aged under eleven, the Museum recommends an adult/child ratio of one adult to five children. All adults are included in the price.

The Museum welcomes one class, with up to 35 pupils, at a time. Please note the Museum is relatively small and the booking ensures your group is the only group to have access to the Museum at the time arranged. However, can we remind you that there will be other members of the public visiting at the same time. Please ensure your group shows consideration.

Payment can be made either on the day or by invoice, which will be sent to the school before your visit. Once teachers have made a booking with us we recommend a free preliminary visit for the group leader to familiarise themselves with the Museum. We also recommend teachers do a risk assessment during this visit. There is a generic risk assessment in the Visit Pack.

A Visit with Brunel can be booked by schools with children who have special educational needs. The session can be adapted to suit the class’s needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

School groups that cancel their visit within six weeks of the visit date will be charged 50% of the total cost. School groups that cancel their visit within a week of the visit date will be charged 100% of the total cost. We do still apply the cancellation policy if you need to cancel your session at the museum due to weather or transport difficulties.

Coats and Bags

We have space in the museum for lunch bags and coats, but items are left at the owner’s risk.


The museum has approximately 35 clipboards and pencils that school groups may use on their visit.

The Shop

The shop sells a wide range of items including postcards, books, educational packs and pocket money gifts ideal for children. You can order goody bags in advance when you make your booking.

Lunch and Eating Facilities

The museum can provide a lunch space if required. Please ask for further details.

To make a booking please contact: