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Director’s Diary: Spa Songs and other stories

As London and schools return from their holidays, we welcome groups from The Royal Academy and University College London, and meet Thames Tideway Tunnel to plan more school visits. We are delighted to welcome Friends of the Art Fund who so generously helped us acquire the beautiful Brunel watercolours. Heritage boat tours each day and […]

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Director’s Diary: Shakespeare on a Bike, Marathon on a River

We are part of Totally Thames Festival http://totallythames.org a busy programme of theatre, concerts, art installations, walks and talks at locations all over London – and of course cocktails! The Festival celebrates the River Thames, where the Brunels built a famous tunnel, launched a famous ship and built a famous bridge. We begin with Handlebards the company touring Shakespeare […]

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Director’s Diary: Brunel and the Zombies

The end of August and the start of the Thames Festival. We have taken part since the beginning in 2002 when this was the biggest torchlit street parade in Europe – follow this link for Michael Jackson’s Thriller with the Giant Brunel, the Zombie Bride and the Cheerleaders: a partnership with the museum and the local […]

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Director’s Diary: re-engineering Brunel

Sunday 19th Aug 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 20th Aug 10.40 riverside walk from Bermondsey tube offered in partnership with London Walks 10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment tube offered in partnership with London Walks […]

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Director’s Diary: Lurking Creatures

Icelandic theatre presents Internal Human with dance, nightmare and lurking creatures in the Grand Entrance Hall. Heritage boat tours each day and river walks. See calendar below: Sunday 12th Aug 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 13th […]

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Director’s Diary: Summer Cocktails

The best cocktails in Europe are served in the rooftop garden of The Brunel Museum. Your last chance to see MOWGLI, the theatre show enjoying a four week run in the Grand Entrance Hall. Heritage boat tours each day and river walks. See calendar below: Sunday 5th Aug 10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment tube […]

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Decorating our fish and learning about the Thames tunnel

Week 2, day 4: Today we began by making invitations for our parents for tomorrow’s Fancy Fair. Ten we started making our paper mache fish colourful by covering them in small pieces of tissue paper to make scales. With eyes, fins and a tail stuck on, our fish are complete! We were then invited for […]

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Poetry and origami: playscheme ’18

Day 3, week 2: Today we all made paper origami boats. We decorated our paper before folding them into the right shape. Then we made an acrostic poem all together before making our own ones, and decorating them. We then took a trip to the river to do some sketching of what we saw. After […]

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Paper plate faces and fish from the river: playscheme ’18

Day 2, week 2: Today we began the day by making paper plate faces with all kinds of art and craft materials. We then began to make our river fish by doing paper mache. After lunch, we continued our creative day by making famous London landmarks out of clay. We’ll paint them later on in […]

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New faces at the Museum Playscheme ’18

Week 2 / day 1: Today was the first day of the Playscheme’s second week and we had lots of new faces! We spent the morning getting to know each other and playing games. Then we went upstairs to meet Robert, the museums director, and learn all about Brunel and the first ever tunnel under […]

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