Stay in the loop and go behind the scenes at the museum, with blogs from our director, learning manager and volunteers, there is never a dull moment.

Director’s Diary: Galleria, Ferroviale and the wrong kind of air

I am in Italy, and thinking of Brunel. The tube holds no fears for me, but tunnels under the Alps are just a bit too long for complete peace of mind. Surely we must come out of the darkness soon? This was a sensation entirely familiar to people travelling through Brunel’s tunnels: by foot under […]

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Director’s Diary: Brunel’s Nursery Garden 

This week ended Brunel Museum’s fifteenth Summer Playscheme . The children had a good time with craft workshops and in play and ended with a rousing Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair performance for parents, the Mayor and our funders North Southwark Environment Trust, Team London Bridge and Rotherhithe Community Council. Check out our blog, facebook page or […]

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Telling and writing stories at the playscheme

Week 2/Day 4: Thursday 3rd August The Summer ’17 playscheme is coming to an end. Only one day left.  Today we did some creative writing for our message in bottles and we painted our clay spice pots. Tomorrow is the final Fancy Fair for this year. We are excited to show our friends and family […]

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Flags and spices of the world at the playscheme

Week 2/Day 3: Wednesday 2nd August Today it rained… But we didn’t let it bother us, the spice trade meant ships travelled all over the world carrying exotic cargo. We talked about some of these places and made loom bands in the colours of the country’s flags.

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New week new faces at the playscheme

Week 2/Day 1: Monday 31st July It’s a new week at the Brunel Museum Summer Playscheme so we have new faces and new names to learn! Here there are after a session drawing by the River Thames.  

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Director’s Diary: Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair 1852

Our 15th Annual Summer Playscheme  funded by North Southwark Environment Trust, Team London Bridge and Rotherhithe Community Council, celebrates the Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair of 1852. The Museum is open as usual, and the upper gallery is full of visitors. The gardens and the ground floor are full of children and craft materials, and you can […]

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