Support Us

The Brunel Museum commemorates Brunel’s first and last projects: the first metro and the first modern ocean liner. We are a small registered charity depending on the generous support of the public.

We are staffed by volunteers and run by our Museum Director, Robert Hulse, Learning Manager, Katie Edwards, and our Volunteer Coordinator, Claire Godwin.

The current trustees of the Museum are : Bryn Bird, John Hine, Alan Myers, Molly Lowell, John Attree, Martin Knights, Michael Nicholson.

More information about the charity and its finances, including its Annual Reports, can be found at the Charity Commission website.

We are Company limited by guarantee No. 2488877, a Registered Charity No. 1003287 and an Accredited Museum, RD1961.

There are three ways in which you can support us:


The Museum depends on its volunteers who undertake a wide variety of activities. If you’re interested in volunteering yourself, find out more here.

Becoming a Friend

Find out about becoming a Friend of the Museum, and join or renew here.

Making a donation

Support the Museum’s current activities and planned development by making a donation here.

In November 2013 we also launched a special Donate a Step Appeal to raise money to improve access to the Grand Entrance Hall. More information here.