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Director’s Diary: spooky, spoke-y and ethereal

Congratulations and a cup of tea and cake to Gill who arrived Sunday at the end of a four day, 167 mile ride from Bristol to London. A Sustrans map is available here . Forever associated with Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the city of Bristol is the start of this Great Western Way cycle route, while a museum […]

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Director’s Diary: Environmentally Sand

This week the Grand Entrance Hall has seen crowds for Secret Adventure film, for Tricity Vogue’s very own and eccentric Cabaret and also for a beautiful concert from London Chamber Players.    Next week we have a very eclectic line up: Secret Adventure film, a dance event from Canada with environmental message (for a very […]

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Director’s Diary: the camera always lies

Boat trips, two wonderful recitals and another Secret Adventure in Film this week at the Eighth Wonder of the World.  Next week more films beneath the garden of the Midnight Apothecary, and music,  and the welcome return of our dark but scintillating underground Cabaret Down the Shaft with Tricity Vogue. In the nicest possible way of course. […]

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Director’s Diary: Russian Revolution, American Songbook

This week more film, theatre, politics and film installation in the Grand Entrance Hall and with a fanfare the Totally Thames Festival closes for another year. The Festival goes from strength to strength and The Brunel Museum has hosted a wide variety of shows and installations every evening. Audience numbers are higher than ever before, but all the […]

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Director’s Diary: Monster Mash

This week engineers from all over the world came to the British Tunnelling Society conference and visited the Museum. The International Tunnelling Association presented the Museum with a handsome bust of IK Brunel. Next week Totally Thames Festival draws to a close with more performances in the Grand Entrance Hall. We have film from Secret Adventures and a […]

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Director’s Diary: Migrants

Open House Weekend was a sunny success this year with over sixteen hundred visitors and healthy book sales.Our heritage boat trips have been very busy. Next week we have Film with Secret Adventures and Pop Opera and choral music from Echo. Echo is an 18 voice ensemble and their piece called EXILE is a musical […]

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Director’s Diary: Box Set for Purcell, Anthem for Auden

Totally Thames Festival is now in full swing, and our heritage boat trips are busy and so is the performance programme in the Grand Entrance Hall. We have for the first time a chamber organ in the Grand Entrance Hall: it will be carried down the staircase in boxes for the benefit of Purcell and […]

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Director’s Diary: Little Railway, Giant Brunel, Great River Race

This week Totally Thames Festival began, and we remember the early days of this excellent festival. Brunel Museum has been involved from the start: click here for the giant Brunel and the Killer zombies. In 2010 this was the largest torchlit street procession in Europe. Next week we have Shakespeare as performed by Handlebards  and […]

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Director’s Diary: Totally Thames Festival

This week our heritage boat trips have been busy, and more archaeology groups and river walks. Next week more of the same, and the start of the amazing Totally Thames Festival  – a month long celebration of the river at places up and down the river. Sunday 27th Aug 10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment […]

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Lord Gladwyn and a journey completed

With great sadness we learn of the death 15th August of Lord Gladwyn, the great grandson of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and our Past President. Miles was a loyal friend of The Brunel Museum over these many years, and a great supporter of all our events and occasions. He was a gentleman of the old school, an author […]

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